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 Fernando Wood, May 4, 1861

Lincoln to Wood 1 Lincoln to Wood 2

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport, New York

Abraham Lincoln to Caleb B. Smith, May 4, 1861

Lincoln to Smith 1 Lincoln to Smith 2

Record Group 92, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Entry 225: Correspondence, 1818-1926, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794-1890, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, May 6, 1861

Lincoln to Cameron 1 Lincoln to Cameron 2 
 Lincoln to Cameron 3  Lincoln to Cameron 4

Record Group 107, Records of the Office of the Secretary of War, Entry 23: Records of the Secretary of War, Record Series Originating During The Period 1789-1889, Correspondence, Letters Received, Letters Received (Irregular Series), 1861-1866, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Abraham Lincoln to Washington A. Bartlett, May 26, 1861

Lincoln to Bartlett Lincoln to Bartlett 2

Record Group 92, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Entry 225: Correspondence, 1818-1926, Consolidated Correspondence File, 1794-1890, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Abraham Lincoln to Winfield Scott, June 3, 1861

Lincoln to Scott

Chapin Library, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, June 24, 1861

Lincoln to Chase 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

Notes regarding Theodore C. Dorsey as a Potential Candidate at West Point, July 9, 1861

Notes regarding Dorsey

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL

Abraham Lincoln to Montgomery Blair, July 15, 1861

Lincoln to Blair

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL