• Creator Names Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
  • Title Abraham Lincoln papers collection (at Chicago History Museum) [manuscript], 1800-[ongoing].
  • Physical description
    • ca. 3 linear ft. (5 boxes)
    • 1 oversize folder.
  • Access and usage restrictions Advance appointment with special permission required to view original items by Abraham Lincoln. Photocopies are available for research use for most of these items.
  • Collection summary
    • Correspondence, invitations, notes, and other documents written by or relating to Abraham Lincoln. Includes commentaries about Lincoln.
    • This collection does not include the final draft in Lincoln's handwriting of the Emancipation Proclamation. That manuscript was donated by the President to be auctioned at the Northwestern Sanitary Commission Fair in Chicago in May 1863, where it was purchased by Thomas B. Bryan. Mr. Bryan presented ownership of it to the Soldiers' Home in Chicago, and that institution placed it at Chicago Historical Society, where it was on exhibition until the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 consumed it and much of the city. The Soldiers' Home had made lithograph facsimiles of Lincoln's manuscript to sell. One of these printed facsimiles is in the Broadsides collection (Chicago History Museum, Research Center).
  • Acquisition information This collection was compiled from a variety of sources.
  • Finding Aids Note Unpublished finding aid available in the repository.
  • Names
    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Archives.
    • United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation History.
    • United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)
    • Lebold, Foreman M., 1895-1953, donor. dnr
  • Subjects
    • Politicians Illinois 19th century.
    • Presidents United States 19th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
    • United States Politics and government 1861-1865.
  • Genre
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Invitations. aat
    • Notes. aat
  • Geographic name
    • United States District of Columbia Washington.
    • United States Illinois.