- Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)
3 boxes (1 partial)
This collection is stored at Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre,
Extent: 3 boxes (1 partial)
Collection is open for research use. Researchers may be required to use surrogates of
collection items stored in special vault facilities.
Abraham Lincoln served as sixteenth President of the United States, from March
1861 until his death on April 15, 1865. This series dates from 1839-1865 and
includes correspondence and documents pertaining to his Presidency as well his
many years as a lawyer in Illinois. The series is divided into five main sections:
Correspondence, Law Partnership Documents, Presidential Documents, Autograph
Clippings, and Miscellaneous. Brief descriptions of the holdings are provided at
the beginning of each section.
Many of Lincoln's letters and documents have been published at various times and
in various formats. For the purposes of this finding aid, two main sources were
consulted. The first was the multi-volume series: The
Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Roy P. Basler, editor (New
Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, c1953-1990). Letters and documents in
this collection that are published in this series contain a bracketed notation
citing the volume and page numbers. The other main source was The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary
Edition, available on CD-ROM; a full citation is provided at the
beginning of the law partnership files.
Patrons will be given access to surrogate, photoduplicated copies of the Lincoln
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); 1848-1885; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.