Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Found in 125 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box: 65
Scope and Contents Discusses the death of their Aunt Sarah Peabody and a problem with her estate provoked by her brother. Also speaks of Lincoln and states he will make a good president. Note written at the end of the letter from O.L. Peabody to lawyers Higbee and Hays re: the statements from his brother about Aunt Sarah's estate.
Dates: Created: November 12, 1860
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract Family from Springfield, Illinois, consisting of lawyers and farmers. James Adams (1783-1843) was Springfield's first attorney. His son, Lucian B. (1816-1882) was also an attorney and a justice of the peace. Lucian married Margery A. Reed (1824-1890) and had four children: Harriet L., Enola A., Eldora J., and James L. (1848-1931). James L. was a fruit farmer and truck gardener. He had two children from his first wife, Florence Roe; and two children from his second wife, Laura Snyder...
Dates: Created: 1813-1989; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1982
Collection — Box: 99
Scope and Contents Letter, May 7, 1861, to his brother in Louisville, Kentucky, commenting on military activities in Alton and Cairo, Illinois and on his familiarity with Abraham Lincoln: " I have known him for twenty three years, and he means what he says."
Dates: Created: May 7, 1861
Collection — Box: 95
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning students and teachers from Wayne County, Illinois attending the Lincoln Day celebration in Fairfield, Illinois on October 6, 1939; includes program. Letter of 1943 concerns school project to raise funds for purchase of Gettysburg Address manuscript.
Dates: Created: 1939 - 1943
Collection — Box: 63
Scope and Contents Letter to Jessie Palmer Weber at the Illinois State Historical Society in answer to her question re: the length of Abraham Lincoln's arms. The letter was sent from Paris, France where he was living at the time.
Dates: Created: June 19, 1925
Abstract The Appomattox Land and Improvement Company was an organization found in New York in 1891 by a group of New York businessmen, with the goal of purchasing and holding real estate, particularly the McLean “Surrender” House at Appomattox, Virginia. Under Myron E. Dunlap, the group purchased several historic structures with the intent of dismantling them and moving them to Chicago for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition or to Washington DC for permanent display. The house from Appomattox was...
Dates: 1891 - 1924
Collection — Box: 100
Scope and Contents Letter, written at Ross, Indiana, to Schuyler Colfax, then a Congressman, regarding the Civil War and British sentiments in relation to the conflict. Also references the CSS Alabama and its connection to the British Government. Includes a typed transcript of the letter.
Dates: Created: May 17, 1863
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Consists of one letter by U.S. Minister to Sweden and Norway, Benjamin F. Angel to Joseph A. Wright, written September 19, 1860, from Stockholm. Angel speculates on the outcome of the United States presidential election, with reference to Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas and possible dissolution of the Union. At the time Wright was U.S. Minister Plenipotentiary to Prussia.
Dates: Created: 1860-09-19
Collection — Box: 89
Collection — Box: 80
Scope and Contents Detailed, well written and fascinating account of his experience in the war. Gives very detailed personal accounts of his experiences at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, Resaca, Peach Tree Creek, siege of Atlanta, Nashville and the Battle of Franklin. Also creates a picture of day to day life in the army, the food, the marching, skirmishing, the wounded and dead, the medical treatment, the officers and other men in the regiment, nonmilitary people they meet, spies, plantations...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1865