Series III (Presidential Papers)

Series III (Presidential Papers)

Below is a sample of new documents written by Abraham Lincoln or with substantial endorsements written by Lincoln that do not appear in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953-55) or either of its supplements (1974, 1990).  Because the Papers of Abraham Lincoln has a much broader scope, the project has also scanned thousands of letters to Lincoln and other documents not included in the Collected Works.

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Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, August 22, 1861

Lincoln to Cameron Lincoln to Cameron

Record Group 94, Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, Entry 12: Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General (Main Series), 1861-1870, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Abraham Lincoln to James Fullerton, August 28, 1861

Lincoln to Fullerton Lincoln to Fullerton 2

Record Group 107, Records of the Office of the Secretary of War, Entry 29: Record Series Originating During The Period 1789-1889, Correspondence, Letters Received, Letters Received from the President, Executive Departments, and War Department Bureaus, 1862-1870, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, September 18, 1861

Lincoln to Seward 1

Private Collection

Abraham Lincoln to William P. Dole, September 27, 1861

Lincoln to Dole 1 Lincoln to Dole 2
Lincoln to Dole 3  

Record Group 75: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Entry 79: General Records, 1824-1907, Letters Received, 1824-1880, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Abraham Lincoln to William T. Sherman, October 10, 1861

Lincoln to Sherman

Private Collection.

Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, October 15, 1861

Lincoln to Chase 1 Lincoln to Chase 2

Record Group 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, 1775-1990, Entry 210: Part II - Records of Various Divisions within the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, Records of the Division of Appointments, Correspondence of the Division, Applications and Recommendations for Positions in the Washington, D.C. Offices of the Treasury Department, 1830-1910, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

Endorsement of Abraham Lincoln, October 17, 1861

Lincoln endorsement

Chapin Library, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, October 19, 1861

Lincoln to Chase 1 Lincoln to Chase 2

Record Group 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, 1775-1990, Entry 210: Part II - Records of Various Divisions within the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, Records of the Division of Appointments, Correspondence of the Division, Applications and Recommendations for Positions in the Washington, D.C. Offices of the Treasury Department, 1830-1910, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD