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.

Click on an image to enlarge.

Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, March 21, 1862

Lincoln to Seward 1 Lincoln to Seward 2

Record Group 59: General Records of the Department of State, 1789-1949, Entry 770: Appointment Records, Acceptances and Orders for Commissions, Acceptances and Orders for Commissions, 1789-1983, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, March 25, 1862

Lincon to Stanton

Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI

Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, March 25, 1862 (2)

Lincoln to Stanton 1 Lincoln to Stanton 2

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 Edwin M. Stanton, March 27, 1862

Lincoln to Stanton 1 Lincoln to Stanton 2

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 Salmon P. Chase, April 16, 1862

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

Inscription of Abraham Lincoln to Unknown in Autograph Album, June 16, 1862

Inscription

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Laura Richards to Mary Lincoln, [c. 1862]; endorsement of Abraham Lincoln to Unknown, undated

Richards to Mary Lincoln 1 Richards to Mary Lincoln 2
Richards to Mary Lincoln 3  

William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Abraham Lincoln to John E. Wool, July 13, 1862

Lincoln to Wool 1 Lincoln to Wool 2

New York State Library, Albany, NY