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Agreement in Musick for use of Johnson v. Baughn & Jackson, [Law papers].

Agreement in Musick for use of Johnson v. Baughn & Jackson, [Law paper...

Portion of document appears to be in Lincoln's hand. Summary: Baughn sued Johnson to recover a horse, valued at $90, and filed with Sheriff Musick a $180 replevin bond, which would be void if Baughn won the cas... More

Bill of Exceptions in Unknown v. Unknown, [Law papers].

Bill of Exceptions in Unknown v. Unknown, [Law papers].

Summary: An unknown plaintiff sued an unknown defendant, who retained Lincoln. The court ruled for the plaintiff. The defendant apparently planned to appeal the case because Lincoln wrote a bill of exceptions f... More

[Original museum display card for Lincoln's method of lifting vessels over shoals patent].

[Original museum display card for Lincoln's method of lifting vessels ...

The model of the Lincoln boat which was filed with Lincoln's application was available to the public in 1849. The Patent Office produced display cards for their models. From time to time the cards wore out and ... More

Campaign song.

Campaign song.

Handwritten note across top of songsheet: First sung in the loft over Geirson & Walihaus in warehouse, by eh author, in may 1860. Handwritten note under composer credit: afterward Major General in U. S. Army.

Exhibition of the Philomathean Society of Danville, Ill. On Thursday evening, May 8th, 1851. Animus Imperatro Corpus.

Exhibition of the Philomathean Society of Danville, Ill. On Thursday e...

Handwritten on verso: Ira Mayfield, J. B. Lemon, Daniel Clap, Dr. Balch.

[Print of the "lost ambertype" of Lincoln.]

[Print of the "lost ambertype" of Lincoln.]

Written in pencil on back: This is the photograph from the original ambertype owned by the Latham family of Lincoln, Illinois. It was posed for by Mr. Lincoln at the time the city of Lincoln was named for him. ... More

Lincoln's invitation to Peoria. [Facsimile.]

Lincoln's invitation to Peoria. [Facsimile.]

Facsimile of letter sent by Peorians in 1854 asking Lincoln to come here to reply to Douglas's speech.

[Photograph of sculpture by Crunelle located in Freeport, Illinois.]

[Photograph of sculpture by Crunelle located in Freeport, Illinois.]

The northern Illinois town of Freeport hosted the second and most famous of the seven Lincoln-Douglas political debates on August 27, 1858. Statue at Freeport, Ill., dedicated August 29, 1929.

Letter to Henry Clay Whitney, Esq. from Abraham Lincoln, November 30, 1858.

Letter to Henry Clay Whitney, Esq. from Abraham Lincoln, November 30, ...

Requests copies of the Lincoln-Douglas debates as they were reported in the Tribune.

Letter to Hon. Henry A. Wise from S. A. Douglas, November 7, 1858.

Letter to Hon. Henry A. Wise from S. A. Douglas, November 7, 1858.

Refers to success of the Democratic Party in recent State elections in Illinois.

Warrant of Attorney in Blong v. W. C. Taylor & Co., [Law papers].

Warrant of Attorney in Blong v. W. C. Taylor & Co., [Law papers].

Summary: W. C. Taylor and Company gave Blong an $8,428.72 promissory note but failed to pay. W. C. Taylor and Co. signed a warrant of attorney that authorized Lincoln or any other attorney to confess judgment a... More

[Printed] Letter from Col. John H. George.

[Printed] Letter from Col. John H. George.

From the Oliver R. Barrett Collection.

The Republican Standard.

The Republican Standard.

Partly colored broadside in five columns within a colored border of a rail fence. Heading in a large type. No 1745, Vol. 3. T. W. Streeter Collection sale, 1967.

To the citizens of Philadelphia.

To the citizens of Philadelphia.

Presidential campaign document issued "by order of the People's City Committee of Superintendence" and dated Nov. 6, 1860.

Democratic ticket. [Illinois campaign ticket]

Democratic ticket. [Illinois campaign ticket]

Illinois democratic party ticket.

Gettysburg song.

Gettysburg song.

Illustrated with the "Proposed design for the National Homestead of Gettysburg for soldier's orphans".

[Lassalle portrait of Lincoln]

[Lassalle portrait of Lincoln]

Facsimile of Lincoln's signature at bottom of portrait. Signed on stone: Emile Lassalle.

[Lincoln portrait possibly based on Meserve 22.]

[Lincoln portrait possibly based on Meserve 22.]

Based on a photograph of the ambrotype made by William Church in Springfield on May 20, 1860. This portrait had no wide circulation, as they were made for Mr. J. Brown of Philadelphia, who used them in painting... More

[Ink drawing of Lincoln reading.]

[Ink drawing of Lincoln reading.]

No 224 in Argosy Book Stores, Inc. Catalogue 480.

[Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States based on a Brady photograph.]
[Rocca portrait of Lincoln]

[Rocca portrait of Lincoln]

Lincoln's facsimile signature at bottom of portrait.

[A. Brett & Co. portrait of Lincoln based on Gardner photograph.].

[A. Brett & Co. portrait of Lincoln based on Gardner photograph.].

Based on Meserve no 51, Washington, 1863. Facsimile of Lincoln's signature at bottom of portrait.

[Johnson portrait of Lincoln based on Hesler photograph.]

[Johnson portrait of Lincoln based on Hesler photograph.]

Based on Meserve no. 26. A photograph by Alexander Hesler made in Springfield on June 3, 1860. Mr. Truman Bartlett stated that this portrait after Mr. Hesler's death in 1865 were bought by Mr. George B. Ayres, ... More

[Hesler portrait of Lincoln.]

[Hesler portrait of Lincoln.]

Meserve no. 26. A photograph by Hesler of Chicago, made in Springfield, Illinois on June 3, 1860. Mr. Truman H. Bartlett stated that this after Mr. Hesler's death in 1865 were bought by Mr. George B Ayres, who ... More

[Hagelberg portrait of Abraham Lincoln]

[Hagelberg portrait of Abraham Lincoln]

39.5 x 31.5 cm. Mounted on 57 x 47.3 cm.

[Brady & Hesler portrait of Lincoln.]

[Brady & Hesler portrait of Lincoln.]

Hesler Photograph: Meserve no. 26, June 1860, also known as the Ayre's portrait

[Reproduction print of Lincoln with signature insert at lower left.]

[Reproduction print of Lincoln with signature insert at lower left.]

Meserve no. 29. An ambrotype, Springfield, Illinois. Aug 13, 1860, maker unknown.

"Dick, hold fast, and see the salvation of god." [Massachusetts campaign ticket]

"Dick, hold fast, and see the salvation of god." [Massachusetts campai...

Specimen ballot issued for the 22nd District of Massachusetts (Republican).

[Lincoln portrait engraved by E. G. Williams & Bro. based on a Brady photograph.]

[Lincoln portrait engraved by E. G. Williams & Bro. based on a Brady p...

(Based on Meserve no. 75? A photograph by Matthew B. Brady in Washington, believed to have been made in 1863.) Penciled on back. Gift of Gladys Tallman. 10/23/64.

Lincoln autograph letter.

Lincoln autograph letter.

In Lincoln's hand.

[Rosenthal portrait of Lincoln.]

[Rosenthal portrait of Lincoln.]

Colored shield and flag on oval border. Based on Meserve no 42, (Washington, 1861)/

Political chart. Presidential campaign, 1860

Political chart. Presidential campaign, 1860

Campaign broadside presenting portraits and platforms of all candidates as well as portraits of the 15 previous Presidents.

Who is responsible for the war? Who accountable for its horrors and desolations?

Who is responsible for the war? Who accountable for its horrors and de...

Extracts from a speech by Alexander H. Stephens (now Vice-President of the Confederate States), delivered in the Secession Convention of Georgia, on the 31st day of January, 1861. Who commenced the war?… catalo... More

[Brady photographs of Abraham Lincoln and Joseph Hooker.]

[Brady photographs of Abraham Lincoln and Joseph Hooker.]

From Left to right. Joseph Hooker. Enlarged directly from the small glass negative by M. B. Brady in the Meserve Collection. Abraham Lincoln, Meserve no. 73; probably 1864 in Washington, D. C., Joseph Hooker. E... More

Virginia, [Partial map of Virginia.]

Virginia, [Partial map of Virginia.]

No scale given. Octagonal shape, surrounded by 32 portraits of military heroes of the Civil War.