Lincoln Administration. Papers, 1841-1865, 1881 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
This collection consists of copies of items, largely letters, from various repositories and private collectors that were written by Abraham Lincoln, his associates, and others in the mid-nineteenth century, primarily during the Civil War. Topics discussed in the letters include political and military affairs and war-time financing.
The materials were acquired by Professors Theodore C. Pease and James G. Randall during the preparation of The Diary of Orville Hickman Browning, 1850-1881 (Illinois Historical Collections, Volumes 20 and 22).
The collection contains photostats of items from four collections at the Pennsylvania Historical Society: the Society Collection, the Jay Cooke Collection, the Dreer Collection, the Etting Papers, and the E. C. Gardiner Collection. It also contains photostats of items from the Hannibal Hamlin Collection at the Maine Historical Society and miscellaneous photostats and transcripts from various other sources.