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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865



  • Existence: 1809-02-12 - 1865-04-15

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.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

American Civil War Documents, Manuscripts, Letters and Diaries and Grand Army of the Republic Collections

Identifier: spe-w00073
Abstract Material in this collection predominantly relates to the American Civil War—its battles, rank and file soldiers, leaders and veterans. A large portion of this material focuses on the experience of soldiers and leaders from Illinois through letters and diaries. Other major topics in this collection include slavery throughout the world in the centuries leading up to the Civil War; Abraham Lincoln; and the veterans’ group, the Grand Army of the Republic, especially its Illinois Departments....
Dates: 1785-2005; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1866

American Civil War Era Newspapers

Identifier: spe-w00081

These newspapers come from around the United States, with one item from Cuba. The vast majority of the collection is comprised of issues of the Chicago Tribune, but papers from other cities also appear. The time period covered extends before and after the Civil War. Events of note covered in the papers include the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Dates: 1854 - 1907; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1872

Michael S. Lerner Papers

Identifier: nnhc-msl

This collection documents Michael S. Lerner and Leo A. Lerner’s involvement in local commemorative and historical groups on the north side of Chicago. It contains notes, fliers, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and related material.

Dates: 1953 - 1992