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Lincoln, Robert Todd. Correspondence on Diverse Topics


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Collection Overview

Title: Lincoln, Robert Todd. Correspondence on Diverse Topics, 1863-1918

Primary Creator: Lincoln, Robert Todd

Extent: 0.2 cubic feet

Subjects: Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891, Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926, Lincoln family

Forms of Material: Collected materials, Copies, Personal papers

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of original correspondence, transcribed correspondence, and copies of microfilmed correspondence of Robert Todd Lincoln and other Lincoln contemporaries.

Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926) was the eldest son of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. He was a lawyer, politician, and businessperson.

This collection contains original, transcribed, and copied correspondence between Robert Todd Lincoln and a variety of correspondents, as well as correspondence between Lincoln contemporaries, notably William Herndon and David Davis. Also included is ephemera, such as brochures, pamphlets, and newsletters from Hildene, the residence of Robert Todd Lincoln in Manchester, Vermont.

Microfilmed prints of correspondence are included in Box 2 and 3, and were made available through the efforts of James T. Hickey, curator of the Historical Library's Lincoln Collection at the Illinois State Historical Library, now the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, as well as the collecting of Ralph G. Newman.

This collection was donated to the Library in 1998.

Subject/Index Terms

Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891
Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926
Lincoln family

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Repository: Illinois History and Lincoln Collections

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URL: http://www.library.illinois.edu/ihx/inventories/lincolnrt.pdf

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