Lincoln, Abraham Recollections and Newspaper Articles Collection

Reprocessed by Brigid McBride
April 2009



Table of Contents
Lincoln sat for this portrait, printed here as a calling-card size photograph known as a "carte de visite," around 1856 or 1857. The image was taken by Preston Butler in either Decatur or Springfield.  

Collection Information
Volume of Collection:
One box.
Collection Dates:
1854-1973
Restrictions:
None.
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History.
Alternative Formats: None.
Other Finding Aids: Record in National Union Catalog Manuscripts Collection On-Line
Location:
Archives.
Notes: None.

 

 

New-York Daily Tribune article printed June 3, 1856 p. 3, c. 4

Item from Folder 6: Anti-Nebraska Articles

Two Pantagraph articles printed April 8, 1859 and April 9, 1859

Item from Folder 5: Contemporary Newspaper Articles

 

Pantagraph article printed on February 6, 1906 p. 14

Item from Folder 2: Lincoln Recollections II

 

Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists primarily of newspaper recollections of Abraham Lincoln made by McLean County residents. Lincoln scholars are examining anew the wealth of Lincoln reminiscence oftentimes ignored or dismissed by previous generations of historians. That said, these recollections must be treated with due circumspection, given the fallibility of memory and the all-too-human tendency toward embellishment, to say nothing of outright falsehood.

Folder 6 includes articles on the May 29, 1856 Anti-Nebraska Convention. Lincoln was in Bloomington for the "State Convention of the Anti-Nebraska Party of Illinois." Delegates to this convention opposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which repealed the Missouri Compromise and thus threatened to extend slavery into free western territories. Lincoln's address, delivered before an estimated 1,000 people, started around 5:30 p.m. and lasted some 90 minutes. Lincoln's speech is also known as the "Lost Speech" because, according to legend, newspaper reporters became so enraptured with Lincoln's speech most forgot to write notes.

 

Box and Folder Inventory

Box 1

Folder 1:
Recollections I
Newspaper Articles
(chronological order; Pantagraph, unless noted)
1.
Involving Eighth Circuit, February 22, 1864, p. 4, c. 2.
2.
Involving Lamon, March 26, 1866, p. 4, c. 2-3.
3.
Henry Barnes, Democratic News, March 2, 1877, p. 8, c. 3.
4.
Leonard Swett, Chicago Tribune, July 14, 1878, p. 5, c. 5-6.
5.
Anonymous, article about David Davis' horse, January 11, 1883
6.
H. H., May 22, 1883, p. 3 (clipping, transcription and reprint from August 5, 1973 Pantagraph).
7.
Lincoln in court in Bloomington with John T. Stuart and David Davis, Weekly Leader, January 21, 1886.
8.
Leonard Swett on 1860 convention, in The Sun (New York), from Portland Evening Express, July 26, 1891
9.
Hon. John Moses, March 6, 1894, p. 6, c. 4
10.
Mr. J.B. Bates, February 12, 1895, p. 5, c. 3. (2)
11.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith of Bloomington, February 19, 1895.
12.
A. Wetherbee, July 14, 1896, p. 6, c. 5.
13.
D. B. Williams, October 27, 1896, p. 8, c. 4.
14.
Zachariah Lawrence, July 23, 1897, p. 8, c. 4.
15.
O.N. Hodge and brother James P. Hodge, Daily Bulletin, February 13, 1899, p. 3, c. 2-4.
16.
Eunice Brokaw, Daily Bulletin, May 19, 1899, p. 11 (?), c. 1-2.
17.
Relics of Olden Times, March 2, 1898, p. 7, c. 4
18.
J.F. Humphrey, Daily Bulletin, July 24, 1899, p. 1, c. 5-6.
19.
Lawrence Weldon, Bulletin, August 27, 1899, p. 9, c. 1-3.
20.
L.M. Temple, Sunday Bulletin, July 22, 1900, p. 9, c. 5-6.
21.
Ambrose Ellis, August 2, 1900.
22.
J. G. Stewart, November 20, 1901, p. 3. c. 2.
23.
Lawrence Weldon (reprint from Chicago Tribune), February 10, 1902, p. 7, c. 3.
24.
Abram Brokaw, February 18, 1903, p. 3, c. 2.
25.
"Heard Lincoln and Douglas," August 29, 1903, p. 5, c. 6.
26.
E.W. Seward, January 21, 1905, p. 9.
27.
Abram Brokaw (references McClure's article by Ida Tarbell), March 15,1905, p. 5, c. 7-8.
28.
Backward Glance on Lincoln's Life: Extracts from Pantagraph's Files Showing how the Future Martyr of the Rebellion was Viewed in 1855-1865, February 12, 1906.
29.
S. B. Hance, February 25, 1907, p. 5.
30.
Charles B. Holmes, March 13, 1907, p. 5.
31.
Col. Clark E. Carr, February 13, 1908.
32.
Thomas J. Noble, June 25, 1910, p. 16. c. 2.
33.
Dorothy Lamon Teillard, April 26, 1912.
34.
Wilson, Edward, May 29, 1914, p. 12, c. 4-5.
35.
Nathan Heldman, Bulletin, October 11, 1914, p. 17, c. 4-7.
36.
Unknown (article titled "More Reminiscences of Lincoln and Gridley"), May 31, 1918, p. 3, c. 5.
37.
W. W. Murphey, July 26, 1922, p. 11, c. 4.
38.
John A. Fulwiller, January 30, 1923, p. 9.
39.
Hon. C.L. Capen and Rev. F.A. McCarty, February 12, 1923.
40.
John Crookshank, February 20, 1923, p. 21.
41.
"Miss Hughes of Bloomington one of Singers at the Funeral of Lincoln" February 13, 1924, p.3.
42.
John V. Warner, December 17, 1924, p. 15.
43.
Mary Parke Evans, February 5, 1925, p. 3, c. 2-3.
44.
Jesse R. Enlow, March 27, 1926.
45.
Scott Rodman, February 12, 1927, p. 7, sec. A, c. 2-3.
46.
Gov. Joseph Fifer, December 6, 1927, p. 15.
47.
William M. Reeves, January 3, 1928.
48.
J.W. Fifer, February 12, 1928.
49.
Gov. Joseph Fifer, May 27, 1928, p. 1, sec. D, c. 1-2.
50.
Mrs. Robert Hitch, December 8, 1928, p. 1, sec. B.
51.
William Milton Reeves, March 4, 1930, p. 3.
52.
Ivory Pike, February 8, 1931, p. 1, sec. D.
53.
William Gibbs and William H. Porter, February 15, 1931, p. 1, sec. D.
54.
Mrs. F. J. Knorr, September 21, 1931, p. 1, sec. D.
55.
Ambrose Broyhill, February 12, 1935, p. 26.
56.
Braxton Marvel, February 16, 1935, p. 9.
57.
Gov. Joseph Fifer, December 5, 1935, p. 3.
58.
Adolph Funk, February 12, 1937, p. 11.
59.
Andrew Jackson Day, September 10, 1937, p. 2.
60.
F. L. Coomer, February 11, 1938, p. 3.
61.
Charles B. Holmes, February 12, 1938, p. 5.
62.
Rose Northrup, February 12, 1938, p. 5.
63.
Rev. Frank L. Moore, November 15, 1947, p. 5.
No date
1
Judith Bradner (date, newspaper unknown)
2
Robert Hitch, late 1920s.
3
O. A. T. Stewart, February 2 or 12? 1930 (newspaper unknown)

 

Folder 2:
Recollections II 1909 Centennial Pantagraph Articles (chronological order; February 6 articles listed by page number and alphabetically)
1
John F. Humphrey, January 25, 1910, p. 10.
2
T. J. Crowder, January 28, p. 5.
3
Henry Grimm, February 6, p. 8.
4
Mrs. E. I. Loomis, February 6, p. 8.
5
B. F. Funk, February 6, p. 11.
6
Julia Holmes Gray, February 6, p. 11.
7
George W. Grover, February 6, p. 11.
8
Mrs. Sidney Noble, February 6, p. 11.
9
Judith Bradner, February 6, p. 13.
10
Thomas J. Cassaday, February 6, p. 13.
11
F. B. Gibson, February 6, p. 13.
12
George H. Harris, February 6, p. 13.
13
J. C. McCord, February 6, p. 13.
14
Mary Tyson, February 6, p. 13.
15
M. J. Wald, February 6, p. 13.
16
Yontz Bonnet, February 6, p. 14.
17
George P. Brown, February 6, p. 14.
18
T. C. Cassaday, February 6, p. 14.
19
Calvin Rayburn, February 6, p. 14.
20
Luman Burr, February 6, p. 15.
21
Elizabeth Champlin, Mrs. Noah Franklin, Emily Shade (three daughters of Jacob Spawr), February 6, p. 15.
22
E. D. Jones, February 6, p. 15.
23
R. J. Onstott, February 6, p. 15.
24
James S. Ewing, February 13, p. 3.
25
John A. Crookshank and T. J. Noble, February 13, p. 5.
26
Judge O. T. Reeves, March 13, 1909, p. 5.
27
W. Scott Arnold, April 6, 1909, p. 11, c. 5.

 

Name Date Summary
Alphabetically    
Arnold, Scott W April 6, 1909 Attends Courthouse speech as Wide Awake
Bonnett, Yontz February 6, 1909 Lincoln volunteers to defend horse-stealing prisoner
Bradner, Judith February 6, 1909 Daughter of James Allen (state legislator with Lincoln)
Brown, George P. February 6, 1909 Includes humorous Lincoln--Gridley exchange
Burr, Luman February 6, 1909 Deputy Circuit Clerk when Lincoln practiced law
Cassaday, T. C. February 6, 1909 Recalls friendship of Lincoln and Richard R. Randall
Cassaday, Thomas J. February 6, 1909 Lincoln spends night in prayer (in Springfield)
Champlin, Elizabeth February 6, 1909 Daughter of J. Spawr; recalls Lincoln rounding up poultry
Crookshank, John A. February 13, 1909 Lincoln visits father's home when C. was small boy
Crowder, Rev. T. J. January 28, 1909 Lincoln as "Temperance Man"
Ewing, James S. February 13, 1909 Overview of Lincoln's Bloomington ties
Franklin, Mrs. Noah (see Champlin) February 6, 1909 Lincoln's affection toward children
Funk, Benjamin F. February 6, 1909 Attended 1860 convention
Gibson, F. B. February 6, 1909 Chenoa resident served on jury during 1850s trial
Grimm, Henry February 6, 1909 Witnessed assassination at Ford's Theater
Grover, George W. February 6, 1909 Lincoln as theatergoer
Gray, Julia Holmes February 6, 1909 Frightened by "ugly man" (Lincoln) as child
Harris, George H. February 6, 1909 Lincoln in Washington, D.C.
Jones, E. D. February 6, 1909 Lincoln and temperance
Loomis, Mrs. E. I. February 6, 1909 General recollections of second cousin of Lincoln
McCord, James C. February 6, 1909 At Second Inaugural, Lincoln calls him by name
Noble, T. J. (see Crookshank) February 13, 1909 Lincoln frequent guest at father's boarding house
Noble, Mrs. Sidney February 6, 1909 1858 visit by Lincoln to Lincoln, IL
Onstott, R. J. February 6, 1909 Debunks several oft-told tales
Rayburn, Calvin February 6, 1909 Description of Lincoln when Rayburn was young boy
Reeves, Owen T. March 13, 1909 General recollections
Tyson, Mary February 6, 1909 Childhood memories of Lincoln
Wald, M. J. February 6, 1909 Tazewell County address by Lincoln

 

Folder 3:
Recollections III Manuscripts
1
Ayers: "Recollections of J. B. Ayers," 2 pgs., no date; photocopy, original in Ayers, J. B.-Recollections vertical file.
2
Ewing: "An Address on Abraham Lincoln by James E. Ewing at the Opera House at Bloomington, Illinois, February 12th, A. D. 1909, Reminiscence," 19 pgs.; photocopy, original in Ewing, James S.- "Address on Abraham Lincoln" vertical file.
3
Minier: "Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln," delivered to the McLean County History Society, March 6, 1894, 3 pg. transcription, original in Minier, George W.--Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln vertical file.
4
Prince: "A Day with Abraham Lincoln" by E. M. Prince, 10 pgs., no date; photocopy, original in Box 3, Prince, E. M. Collection.
5
Various: "Local Recollections of Abraham Lincoln, Early History of Bloomington Influenced by the Rail Splitter, from Personal Interviews with Men who Knew Lincoln" 14 pgs., by Dwight E. Frink, 1907; photocopy, original in Frink, Dwight E. Collection, 1 Box, "Frink, Dwight E. Biographies" folder.

 

Folder 4:
Recollections IV Miscellaneous
1
Wilson, Adoniram Judson from journal of Edward M. Wilson, November 1891 (photocopy). For original, see Edward M. Wilson Collection, Box 2, Folder 12, The Daleite Vol. 7-12.
2
Fell, Kersey H., in E. Duis, The Good Old Times in McLean County, Illinois, Containing Two Hundred and Sixty-one Sketches of Old Settlers (Bloomington: The Leader Publishing and Printing House, 1874; reprint, Bloomington: McKnight & McKnight Publishing Company, 1968), pgs. 330-336.
3
Birch, Jonathan in "A Law Student's Recollection of Abraham Lincoln," from The Outlook (January-April 1911), pgs. 311-314.
4
Fifer, Joseph W., in "Private Joe" Fifer, Memories of War and Peace Imparted in His Ninety-Sixth Year by Joseph W. Fifer at the Request of The Chicago Tribune and Recorded by James O'Donnell Bennett (Bloomington: Pantagraph Printing & Stationery Co., 1936). See especially pgs. 32-43 (not photocopied).
5
Flagg, William C., in The Good Old Times in McLean County, pgs. 336-338.
6
Stevenson, Adlai E.; Davis, George P.; Ewing, James S.; Prince, Ezra M.; Burnham, J. H.; Stewart, J. G., "Personal Reminiscences of Lincoln," in The Aegis (Bloomington High School publication), February 1906, pgs. 66-73.
7
Scott, John M., "Lincoln on the Stump and at the Bar," undated typescript sent to Ida Tarbell (August 1895), from the Ida Tarbell Papers, Allegheny College
8
Davis, George P., original in the Herndon-Weik Papers; also appears in the book A Reporter's Lincoln (University of Nebraska Press, 1988), by Walter B. Stevens.

 

See also:
Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Times (New York: North American Publishing Company, 1886) collected and edited by Allen Thorndike Rice. Reminiscences by Judge Lawrence Weldon (pp. 197-215) and Leonard Swett (pp. 455-468). Book is available in Museum Library stacks.
The Lincoln Memorial: Album Immortelles (Springfield: Lincoln Publishing Co., 1890) collected and edited by Osborn Oldroyd. Reminiscences by Jesse W. Fell (pp. 468-478). Book is available in Museum Library stacks.
Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998) edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis. Reminiscences / statements by David Davis (pp. 158-160; 346-351); Leonard Swett (pp. 162-168; 213-214; 636-637; 709-711; 731-732); and Jesse Fell to Ward Hill Lamon (pp. 578-580). See Museum vertical file Herndon's Informants.

 

Folder 5:
Contemporary Newspaper Articles (Daily Pantagraph, unless noted)
1
"Lincoln's Speech" (September 12, 1854 Anti-Nebraska speech at the Courthouse), Weekly Pantagraph, September 20, 1854, p. 1, c. 2.
2
"Hon. A. Lincoln on the Fugitive Slave Law," Weekly Pantagraph, September 20, 1854, p. 1, c. 4.
3
"Speech of Abram Lincoln, In Reply to Senator Douglas, Bloomington, Tuesday, September 26," Peoria Weekly Republican, October 5, 1854, p. 2, c. 3-5.
4
"Legal Card" for William McCullough & Co., real estate brokers (A. Lincoln listed as reference), Weekly Pantagraph, April 8, 1857, p. 1, c. 1.
5
"Mr. Lincoln's Lecture" (the April 7 through April 10 articles reference Lincoln's "Discoveries and Inventions" lecture), April 7, 1858, p. 3, c. 1.
6
"Mr. Editor" (signed "A Subscriber"), April 8, 1858, p. 3, c. 2.
7
"Mr. Lincoln's Lecture," April 9, 1858, p. 3, c. 2-3.
8
"Mr. Editor" (signed "A Member of the 'Mock Legislature'"), April 10, 1858, p. 3, c. 1.
9
Notice (Lincoln expected in Bloomington), July 16, 1858, p. 3, c. 1.
10
"Reception of Judge Douglas" (Lincoln in attendance, declined to speak), July 17, 1858, p. 3, c. 2.
11
"Politeness vs. Veracity" (Pantagraph correction of Chicago Times account of Lincoln in central Illinois), July 23, 1858, p. 2, c. 1.
12
"Republicans, Attend!" (call to attend mass meeting that afternoon), September 4, 1858, p. 2, c. 1.
13
"Order of the Day for the Lincoln Reception at Bloomington," September 4, 1858, p. 3, c. 1.
14
"Republican Mass Meeting! M'Lean County Aroused! The tall Sucker exposes the Sophistries of the Little Giant!" September 6, 1858, p. 2, c. 2-5 (detailed account of speech).
15
"Great Political Demonstration and Its Consequences," Illinois Statesman, September 8, 1858, p. 2, c. 1-2 (Democratic Party view of September 4 speech).
16
"Mr. Lincoln on the African Slave Trade," Illinois Statesman, September 8, 1858, p. 2, c. 2-3.
17
"The Tall Sucker," April 6, 1859, p. 3, c. 1 (Lincoln at Pike House; announcement of "Inventions" lecture scheduled Friday, April 8).
18
"Inventions," April 8, 1859, p. 3, c. 1 (announcement for evening's lecture).
19
"The Lecture," April 9, 1859, p. 3, c. 1 (the lecture cancelled due to poor attendance).
20
"Funeral of Mrs. W. H. Lamon," Weekly Pantagraph, April 20, 1859, p. 3, c. 1 (Lincoln in procession).
21
"Mass Meeting," April 3, 1860, p. 3, c. 1.
22
"Speech," April 7, 1860, p. 3, c. 1 (announcement for Lincoln's April 10 speech).
23
"Speech" (three-line notice for speech scheduled the next day), April 9, 1860, p. 3, c. 1.
24
"Speech," April 11, 1860, p. 3, c. 1 (seventeen-line report on speech with few substantive details).
25
"Mr. Lincoln's Speech," Illinois Statesman, April 13, 1860, p. 2, c. 2-3.
26
"The Effect," May 19, 1860, p. 3, c. 1. (local reaction to Lincoln's nomination).
27
"Ratification Meeting," May 22, 1860, p. 3, c. 1 (local ratification of Lincoln nomination, Leonard Swett and delegates from New Hampshire and New York present).
28
"In Passing," November 22, 1860, p. 3, c. 2 (president-elect greeted well-wishers at Western Depot en route to Chicago).

 

Folder 6:
Anti-Nebraska Convention Newspaper Articles
Downstate Illinois newspapers
Illinois State Journal (Springfield)
1
"Anti-Nebraska Convention," May 27, 1856, p. 2, c 1.
2
"Bissell Nominated," May 29, 1856, p. 2, c. 1.
3
"State Anti-Nebraska Convention," May 29, 1856, p. 2, c. 3.
4
"The Convention," May 30, 1856, p. 2, c. 1.
5
"Anti-Nebraska State Convention," May 30, 1856, p. 2, c. 3-6.
6
Editorial comment, May 31, 1856, p. 2, c. 4.
7
"The People's Convention-The Ticket," May 31, 1856, p. 2, c. 1-2.
8
"Hon. A. Lincoln," June 3, 1856, p. 2, c. 1.
Illinois State Register (Springfield)
1
"Black Republican Convention at Bloomington," May 30, 1856, p. 2, c. 1.
2
"The Bloomington Convention-The Fusion of Know Nothings and Black Republicans," May 31, 1856, p. 2, c. 1-4.
3
"Bad on Paper," June 3, 1856, p. 2, c. 1.
Weekly Advocate (Belleville)
1
The Convention," June 4, 1856, p. 2, c. 2-3.
2
"Gov. Reeder at Bloomington," June 11, 1856, p. 2, c.1.
Weekly Courier (Alton)
1
June 5, 1856, from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II, (1953), see "Speech at Bloomington, Illinois," p. 341.
Weekly Pantagraph (Bloomington)
1
"The Convention," May 28, 1856, p. 2, c. 1.
2
"State Convention" and "Gov. Reeder," June 4, 1856, p. 2, c. 2.
Chicago newspapers
Democratic Press
1
"Gov. Reeder in Town . . ." May 29, 1856, p. 2, c. 1.
2
"The Anti-Nebraska Convention," May 30, 1856, p. 2, c. 1.
3
"Letter from Bloomington," May 30, 1856, p. 2, c. 2.
4
"Ratification Meeting," May 31, 1856, p. 2, c. 1.
5
Notice (headline illegible), June 2, 1856, p. 2, c. 1.

New York newspapers

Daily Times
1
"Illinois-Free-Soil State Convention-Arrival of Gov. Reeder and Mrs. Robinson," June 4, 1856, p. 4, c. 4.
Daily Tribune
1
"Illinois-The People Moving," June 3, 1856, p. 3, c. 4.
2
"From another Correspondent," June 3, 1856, p. 3, c. 4.
3
"Illinois," June 4, 1856, p. 5, c. 4.
4
"Illinois Politics," June 9, 1856, p. 5, c. 3-4
Evening Post
1
"Arrival of Governor Reeder," May 31, 1856, p. 2, c. 4.
2
"Republicanism in Illinois," June 3, 1856, p. 3, c. 8.

 

Folder 7:
Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles (Pantagraph, unless noted)
1.
"An Historic Tree" June 7, 1902 p. 6
2.
"Weldon On Lincoln and Douglas," Daily Bulletin, August 4, 1903, p. 3 and 8, c. 2-4 and 1.
3.
Tells of Abe's Visit at Pekin Court House, paper unknown, James Haines, Pekin, February 4, 1905
4.
"Lincoln and Douglas, Their Great Campaign of 1858, E. M. Prince Recalls from Personal Recollection some Interesting Local Features," February 12, 1907, p. 9.
5.
"Thomas Jefferson Hanks a Cousin of Lincoln," February 6, 1909, p. 14.
6.
"Lincoln the Lawyer, and His Bloomington Speeches" (address delivered by Judge R. M. Benjamin), February 23, 1909, p. 11.
7.
"Mrs. Loomis, Relative of Lincoln, Dead" (Emily Hanks Loomis), February 13, 1911, p. 6, c. 4.
8.
"The 'Lost' Speech Was Never Lost" (lengthy excerpts from Judge R. M. Benjamin's February 12, 1909 speech), May 27, 1914, p. 13.
9.
"Sister of Bloomington's First Settlers Helped Lincoln Get Educational Start" (reprint of article by A.J. Orendorff in the Fredonia, Kansas, Herald), February 2, 1924, sec. 2, p. 1.
10.
"Candle-Sticks From Home Of Abraham Lincoln Now Owned By Bloomingtonian," February 12, 1927, p. 12-B.
11.
"Lincoln's Restless Night In Bloomington Hotel Gives Birth To Immortal Phrase," February 12, 1927, p. 12-B.
12.
"Delavan Doctor Was Intimate Friend of A. Lincoln in '50s," February 12, 1927, p. 12-B.
13.
"Letter at Historical Society Hard to Keep Custodian Finds Out," February 12, 1928.
14.
"Lost Lincoln Speech Made in Bloomington is Published in Book," February 12, 1928
15.
"Lincoln's Diplomacy Revealed in Letter to Bloomington Man," February 12, 1928.
16.
"Man Who Heard 'Lost Speech' Invited to Republican Meeting" (John A. Fulwiler), May 28, 1928, p. 3.
17.
"Bitter Rivals Visited Houses, But Lincoln and Douglas Came to Home Near Randolph Years Apart," August 30, 1930, p. 4, sec. B
18.
"Holds Letter Lincoln Wrote," February 14, 1931.
19.
"Lists of 28 Who Knew Lincoln, Names of Illinois Persons Now Living Make Up Unique Record," October 8, 1932, p. 9.
20.
"Lincoln's Numerous Cases Tried in Court Here Leave No Trace in Charred Old County Records," February 12, 1934, p. 5.
21.
"Former Resident Writes of Lincoln" (Sherman Day Wakefield), May 30, 1936, p. 15.
22.
"Mrs. Northrup Recalls Vision of Lincoln at His Old Desk," February 12, 1942, p. 3, c. 5-7.
23.
"Twp Relatives of 'Great Emancipator Lived Here," February 8, 1943, p. 2, c. 2-4.
24.
"Historical Society Gets Another Lincoln Letter," August 30, 1949, p. 3.
25.
"Books Link Abe With Kin Of McLean County Pioneers," February 12, 1970, p. B-13.
26.
Photograph of plaque relating story of the autobiography, noting errors, August 5, 1973, p. A-15.
27.
"Letter Shows Abe Seen by Stranger," August 5, 1973, p. A-15.
28.
"Purported Picture of Abe Lincoln with his First Love Comes to Light," no date, no source.
29.
"John Hanks, Cousin of Lincoln, is Dead," no date, no source.

 

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