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John G. Nicolay letters

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1107

Scope and Contents

Document signed, 1854, as Assistant School Commissioner of Pike County verifying qualifications of teacher, Jeptha Hobbs. April 1864 letter to Jackson Grimshaw discussing the political situation prior to Lincoln's second nomination. March 1865 letter to C.A. Dana requesting pass for nephew of Thomas Cross "a colored servant in the Executive Mansion." Feb. 1878 letter to Frank W. Ballard of the New York Evening Mail re: allegation of Almquist as Lincoln secretary. March 1866 letter to Ben W. Austin re: thanks for honorary membership to Sioux City, IA literary and historical society. Feb. 1888 letter to Fred M. Steele acknowledging his kind remarks re: publication serially of Life of Lincoln appearing in Century. May 1894 letter to R.W. Gilder re: Lincoln's views on suffrage. Nov. 1896 letter to C.C. Buel re: a Lincoln anecdote. Jan. 1897 letter to Robert Underwood Johnson re: credibility of Whitney as a Lincoln writer. Nov. 1899 letter to Jessie Palmer Weber re: return of her Lincoln manuscript.


  • Created: 1854 - 1899


Biographical / Historical

A private secretary to Abraham Lincoln while he served as president and a biographer of Lincoln after his death.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 12 items

Language of Materials