Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- Existence: 1809 - 1865
Biographical / Historical
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was a lawyer and politician from Illinois. He served as the 16th president of the United States between 1861 and 1865.
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Scope and Contents This collection consists of photocopies and transcripts of letters from Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, written between 1858 and 1865.The collection spans seven critical years in Lincoln's political career, from his unsuccessful campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1858, to the period following his re-election to the presidency in 1864 and before his assassination on April 14, 1865. Medill had no hesitancy in giving advice to Lincoln in almost all phases of his career: how to...