Abraham Lincoln letters (facsimiles)

Abraham Lincoln letters (facsimiles)

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Title: Abraham Lincoln letters (facsimiles)
Dates: 1860
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (3 items in 1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of facsimile copies of autographed and signed letters by Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois to A. H. Stephens in Crawfordville, Ga. for the dates November 30 and December 14 and 22 of 1860.
Coll. Number: ms2171

Biographical/Historical Note

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States (1861-65), who preserved the Union during the American Civil War and brought about the emancipation of the slaves. Abraham Lincoln - Encyclopedia Britannica online http://www.britannica.com (Retrieved May 7, 2009)

Most famous for serving as the vice president of the Confederacy, Alexander Hamilton Stephens was a near-constant force in state and national politics for a half century. Born near Crawfordville, in Taliaferro County, on February 11, 1812, to Margaret Grier and Andrew Baskins Stephens, the young Stephens was orphaned at fourteen, which intensified his already melancholic disposition. He graduated from Franklin College (later the University of Georgia) in 1832 and gained admittance to the bar two years later. There followed a steady and uninterrupted rise to political prominence. Alexander Stephens - New Georgia Encyclopedia http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved May 7, 2009)

Index Terms

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Correspondence
Presidents--United States--Correspondence.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 -- Correspondence
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae--Correspondence
Vice-Presidents--Confederate States of America--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Abraham Lincoln letters (facsimiles), MS 2171. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Abraham Lincoln letter.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters (facsimiles)