Letter, Ronald Reagan to Lincoln Day Participants, 1984
This typed letter, dated 1984, is written from President Ronald Reagan to the Lincoln Day participants speaking of President Lincoln's contributions and his legacy to our nation's history.
Letter, Ronald Reagan to Lincoln Day Participants, 1983
This typed letter, dated 1983, is written from President Ronald Reagan to the Lincoln Day participants speaking of President Lincoln legacy to our nation's history.
Letter, Dwight D. Eisenhower to R. Gerald MCMurtry, September 16, 1960
Dwight D. Eisenhower
This typed letter, dated September 16, 1960, is written from Dwight D. Eisenhower to R. Gerald McMurtry congratulating Dr. McMurtry on the many successes of the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission during 1959. The letter lists some of the accomplishments and expresses appreciation for their service. The letter is typed on The White House letterhead and includes an envelope postmarked Washington, D. C., September 20, 1960.
Document, Garrett Elkin Case, ca. 1840s
This handwritten legal document is a request for the sheriff to "levy the accompanying execution on the equitable interest" on behalf the defendant, Garett Elkin and provides details of the estate involved in the legal case. The letter is signed "Lincoln and Hamdon, Esq."
Document, James Sales Estate, 1840
This handwritten legal document, addressed to the Honorable Judge of the Sangamon Circuit Court in Chancery sitting, petitions the court on behalf of the estate of James Sales in the division of the estate among Sales' heirs. The paper is damaged at the creases. the document is signed by G. R. Branden.
Letter, Henry E. Luhrs to Chester E. Shuler, March 16, 1934
Henry E. Luhrs
This typed letter, dated March 16, 1934, is written from Henry E. Luhrs to Chester E. Shuler, thanking Shuler for responding to his letter and sending a copy of Zachary Shuler's recollections on the Gettysburg address. Luhrs goes on to speak of the sense of loss of first hand accounts and what it means to the future observations on Gettysburg.
Letter, Chester E. Shuler to Henry E. Luhrs, March 11, 1934
This typed letter, dated March 11, 1934, is written from Chester E. Shuler to Henry E. Luhrs as a response to Luhrs letter of March 5, where-in he had requested information on Zachary Shuler's experience hearing President Lincoln's Gettysburg address in person. Shuler responds that his father has passed but offers to send Luhrs a carbon copy of the newspaper article Shuler had published about his father's recollections on the subject. A handwritten post script about an enclosed likeness of Zachary Shuler is below the Shuler's signature on the second page of the letter.
Ticket to the Rededication of Lincoln's Tomb, June 17, 1931
This ticket reserves one seat at the rededication of Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Illinois on July 17. A purple ink stamp of an illegible name is across the front of the ticket.
Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company Blank Statement, ca. 1930s
This is a blank monthly statement for Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company, Bakers of Sunshine Biscuits in Boston, Massachusetts addressed to Mr. Sullivan in Charlestown Massachusetts.
Transcription of Zachary Shuler's Recollections of the Gettysburg Address, undated
Chester E. Shuler
This typed transcript relays Zachary Shuler's recollections of how he came to be present at the Gettysburg address, what the crowd was like there, and what he recalls of the speech, itself. Shuler admits that he, at fifteen years old, was too young to comprehend the importance of the speech at the time.
Memoire of Zachary Shuler, undated
This typed manuscript is a brief memoire of Zachary Shuler and his time serving in the United States Civil War. The memoire covers how he came to join the union army, what his service was like, how he and one other solider were abandoned in Charleston after having contracted a bad cold and how he eventually recovered and returned to his regiment.
Letter, Herbert Hoover to Frederick S. Peck, September 12, 1929
This typed letter, dated September 12, 1929, is written from Herbert Hoover to Frederick S. Peck to express Hoover's appreciation of the statement Peck made the previous day during their call and how he feels that "things are now on the way to continued Republican success in Rhode Island." The letter is typed on White House letterhead.
"Lincoln, the Man of the People" signed by Edwin Markham, March 19, 1928
This revised version of the poem, "Lincoln, The Man of the People" is inscribed to Jessie Randolph on March 19, 1928 and signed by the author, Edwin Markham. This revision was read at the dedication of the great Lincoln Memorial that was erected in Washington, D.C. in 1922.
Letter, Grace Bedell Billings to Herbert Wells Fay, July 28, 1922
Grace Bedell Billings
This typed letter, dated July 28, 1922, is written from Grace Bedell Billings to Herbert Wells Fay acknowledging the receipt of a letter and expressing Billings' preference for who should be cast to play Grace Bedell in a film depicting Lincoln's life. The letter goes on to advise that Billings doesn't have any childhood photographs of herself and no duplicates of the photographs of herself at other stages of her life and would require their return should they be required. The letter is written on "State Bank of Delphos" letterhead, a bank located in Delphos, Ottawa County, Kansas and is addressed to National Lincoln Monument, H. W. Fay, Custodian, Springfield, Illinois.
Riggs National Bank Check Signed by Robert Lincoln, January 8, 1921
This Riggs National Bank check, dated January 8, 1921, is written out to Grace Lincoln Temple for two thousand, eight hundred and ninety-nine dollars. The check is signed by Robert T. Lincoln. The check bears the image of a the Riggs National Bank entrance and has visible perforation marks in the center of the check.
Factory Point National Bank Check Signed by Mary Lincoln, October 29, 1917
This Factory Point National Bank check, dated October 29, 1917 is written to Eugene Bros. for six dollars and fifty cents and is signed by M. Lincoln.
Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, December 24, 1914
Jess W. Weik
This handwritten letter, dated December 24, 1914 , is written from Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter notifying Van Devanter that he is including more papers from the VanDevanter Case in which Lincoln figured in McLean County, Illinois. Weik says that he found the papers while cleaning out Lincoln and Herndon's law office in Springfield in the "early eighty's." Weik goes on to give his opinion of what the Van Devanter in the case was like. See also: Document, State v. Van Deventer, 1849; Document, Van Deventer Jury Instructions & Pleading, ; Document, Van Deventer Affidavit, April 18, 1850; Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, September 30, 1911; Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, November 5, 1911.
Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, November 5, 1911
Jess W. Weik
This handwritten letter, dated November 5, 1911, is written from Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter informing him that he is forwarding an affidavit written by Lincoln and signed by John Van Devanter. See also: Document, State v. Van Deventer, 1849; Document, Van Deventer Jury Instructions & Pleading, ; Document, Van Deventer Affidavit, April 18, 1850; Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, December 24, 1914; Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, September 30, 1911.
Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, September 30, 1911
Jess W. Weik
This handwritten letter, dated September 30, 1911, is written from Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter notifying Van Devanter that he is enclosing the requested piece of Lincoln's writing. Weik's informs Van Devanter of the person who recommended sending it and offers a recommendation of an article he thinks Van Devanter may be interested in reading. See also: Document, State v. Van Deventer, 1849; Document, Van Deventer Jury Instructions & Pleading, ; Document, Van Deventer Affidavit, April 18, 1850; Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, December 24, 1914; Letter, Jess W. Weik to Willis Van Devanter, November 5, 1911
"Abraham Lincoln," John T. Trowbridge, ca. late 1800s-early 1900s
This handwritten poem titled "Abraham Lincoln" was written by John T. Trowbridge. The poem is about Abraham Lincoln.
Letter, Tom Reese to Manning Minor, undated
This handwritten and undated letter is written to Manning Minor from Tom Reese[?] requesting payment and updating Minor and Mrs. Minor's progress. The letter is written on Memorial Hospital, New London Connecticut stationary for the Superintendent's Office.
Receipt, Erasters N. Roach to Frank M. R. Roach, October 16, 1896
This handwritten receipt, dated October 16, 1896, is for payment of fifty dollars on a note. The payment was made by Frank M. R. Roach to Erasters N. Roach. The receipt is written on lined paper that has light tearing on the edge.
Letter, Gustave Koerner to Mrs. W. W. Mitchell, July 18, 1895
This handwritten letter, dated July 18, 1895, is written from Gustave Koerner to Mrs. W. W. Mitchell informs her that while doesn't have much left in the way of Lincoln letters, he has enclosed a signature for her. He goes on to speak of Lincoln's history. The handwriting is very difficult to read in places.
Letter, William E. Mitchell to Richard J. Oglesby, Includes Reply, November 24, 28, 1894
William E. Mitchell
These handwritten letters, dated November 24 and 28, 1894, are written from William E. Mitchell to Richard J. Oglesby with a reply from Oglesby discussing how Abraham Lincoln became known as "Honest Abe." Oglesby responds that there was no special circumstance that lead to Lincoln's nickname.
Letter, Theodore Thomas to Bayard Wyman, February 11, 1894
This handwritten letter, dated February 11, 1894, is written from Theodore Thomas to Bayard Wyman states "Abraham Lincoln The greatest American who feared God only and saved the honor of his country." The envelope is postmarked 1894 and is addressed to Mr. Baynard Wyman in Joliet, Illinois.
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