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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

112 N. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62701

Description:

After opening in 2005 The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library rapidly became the best attended of all the Presidential libraries and one of the most studied new museum in the world.

The 200,000 square foot complex, which includes an Archive, Library and Museum, features public experiences, galleries and theater presentations that are more than 50% larger than any other presidential library.

 

http://www.lincolnlibraryandmuseum.com/index.htm

Categories: John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, James A. Garfield,

Collections:
Newspaper prospectus in support of Zachary Taylor, July 7, 1849
B. Desha Harman, Letters, 6, 10, 24 Novemer 1865
Calvin Coolidge to Joseph M. Chapple, 26 Nov 1918
William A. Richardson Letters, 1837, 1848, 1850.
Orville Hickman Browning Papers, 1843-1888
Herman Henry Kohlsaat Papers, 1892-1924
W. A. Richardson Letters, 1837, 1848, 1850
Impeachment trial admission tickets, 1868
Len Small Papers, 1921-1928
Ninian Wirt Edwards to O[rville] H. Browning, 13 July 1866
Impeachment trial admission tickets, 1868.
Ulysses S. Grant to Chester A. Arthur, 12 May 1875
R. D. Mussey to Mr. Kaufman, 14 July 1865.
Jones, Kiler Kent Correspondence, October 25, 1876-March 4, 1877
John M. Hamilton to Chester A. Arthur, 2 June 1884
Ward Hill Lamon to Peregrine W. Browning, 19 September 1867
Jones, Kiler Kent Correspondence, 1872-1878
Grover Cleveland, Various Letters, 1895-1906
Ulysses Grant Letters, 1863-1866
Robert Green Ingersoll to Mrs. James A. Garfield, Nov. 4, 1880
Woodrow Wilson to Albert Bigelow Paine, 24 June 1904
Joseph Duncan letters. 1838. 1841
Andrew Johnson. Presidential and gubernatorial documents, 1864-1866
William H. Taft Letters: 1914, 1915, 1917

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Newspaper prospectus in support of Zachary Taylor, July 7, 1849

Form prospectus for The Republic, a newspaper to be published in Washington, DC in support of Zachary Taylor's presidency. It apparently was published by George Gideon beginning in June 1849.
Truman Smith Newspaper Prospectus, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.


A lawyer, U. S. Representative (1839-1843, 1845-1849), and Senator (1849-1854) from Connecticut, and later judge of the court of arbitration (1862-1870), who was one of the earliest Whig supporters of Zachary Taylor and managed his campaign for president.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/230922071
 

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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B. Desha Harman, Letters, 6, 10, 24 Novemer 1865

3 items.
Collection includes other material.
Letter, Nov. 6, 1865, to Andrew Johnson, and Nov. 24, 1865 to John T. Pickett or E. Parkman concern repairing Louisiana canal dug by U.S. troops to recover farmland; note on envelope, Nov. 10, 1865 by U.S. Grant to Andrew Johnson, states repairs by U.S. troops should require specific authority.
Ulysses S. Grant Papers, Illinois State Historical Library.
Available on microfilm as part of the Ulysses S. Grant Papers, 1844-1885; Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62701; H-152.
Illinois State Historical Library Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62701.
Confederate army officer, Civil War.
In: SC 587, Ulysses S. Grant.
U.S. Grant note: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, vol. 15. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Press, 1988, 375n.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/31995490

Size
3 items

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Calvin Coolidge to Joseph M. Chapple, 26 Nov 1918

Letter : Boston, Mass., to Joseph M. Chapple, Boston, Mass., 1918 Nov. 26. Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. Letter from United States president Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) to Joseph M. Chapple of Boston, Massachusetts dated November 26, 1918. Coolidge thanks Chapple and his paper, the Boston National Magazine, for support during the recent political campaign. Includes 7 x 11 cm card with Coolidge signature, imprinted The White House, Washington, undated.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/28448056

Size
1 page

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

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William A. Richardson Letters, 1837, 1848, 1850.

4 items.
One letter to Almeron Wheat, March 22, 1848, discussing the struggle for liberty in France, the pending election with three candidates, "Whig, Democrat and Taylor Independents" and disagreement in the Whig party. Letters, May 18 and July 12, 1850, one to "Higbee" and one to "friend" discuss investigating corruption in the Department of the Interior ("this administration has acted fraudulently, wrongfully and against the law"), those in Congress against the administration, his hopes for re-election, belief that Fillmore will abandon Taylor's policies and plans to return home to campaign when Congress adjourns. One letter, Oct. 7, 1837, to Peter Pruyne, a Chicago merchant and builder, regarding payment of debt by "Skidmore and Fellows.".
William A. Richardson Letters, Illinois State Historical Library.
Born in Kentucky and came to Rushville, Illinois in 1831 as a lawyer, served as U.S. senator, and was the Democrat Party nominee for governor in the 1856 election, lost and returned to the senate.
 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/54025454

Size
4 items

Presidential content includes:

- Zachary Taylor

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Orville Hickman Browning Papers, 1843-1888


1.05 linear feet (2 1/2 boxes)
Diaries published in the "Lincoln Series" of the "Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library.".
Diaries, 1850-1881, daily accounts that include details of national and Illinois politics. Correspondence 1843-1888, includes letters from many prominent politicians and military people of the time including Andrew Johnson, Ulysses Grant, John A. McClernand, Edwin Stanton, Richard Yates, William Sidell, Samuel Pomeroy, Elihu Washburne, David Davis, Benjamin Curtis and many others. Topics include the 1856 and 1860 Republican Conventions, John C. Fremont 1861 proclamation, reconstruction policy, needed reforms in U.S. Indian policy. Letters from Admiral Charles Wilkes whom Browning defended in court martial, from Benjamin Ficklin accused of complicity in Lincoln's assassination and Browning's letter asking for Ficklin's release. Browning's 24 page defense of Johnson's reconstruction policies. Numerous papers related to his job as Secretary of the Interior.
Orville Browning Hickman Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
From Quincy, Illinois served as state senator, 1836-1841 and state representative, 1842-1843, delegate to the anti-Nebraska convention in Bloomington, Ill. in 1856 and to the Republican National Convention in 1860, appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill Stephen A. Douglas' seat when he died, and appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Johnson. Formed a law firm in Washington, D.C. in 1863 and practice there until 1866. Returned to Quincy, Ill. in 1869 to practice there.
 

Size
1.05 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Herman Henry Kohlsaat Papers, 1892-1924

Kohlsaat, H. H. (Herman Henry), 1853-1924. Chicago newspaper publisher, bakery owner and influential Republican Party member. Born in Albion, Illinois, in 1853, Kohlsaat was the confidant of several Presidents. He was a major supporter of the campaign of William McKinley, and influenced the Republicans' adoption of the gold standard plank during the 1896 election. At various times Kohlsaat was the publisher of the Chicago newspapers Inter-Ocean, Times-Herald, Evening-Post and the Record-Herald. He was the author of From McKinley to Harding: Personal Recollections of Our Presidents (1923). Kohlsaat and his wife Mabel E. Blake had 2 daughters. He died in Washington, D.C. in 1924.

Correspondence, invitations, articles, clippings, tributes, scrapbooks and miscellaneous papers concerning Kohlsaat's political interests and journalistic career. Topics covered include the Republican Party, foreign and economic policy, and World War I. Kohlsaat's correspondents include Presidents McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding and Coolidge as well as George Arliss, Julia Speransky-Grant Cantacuzene, Lyman J. Gage, Mark Hanna, Myron Herrick, Herbert Hoover, Charles E. Hughes, George Lorimer, Frank O. Lowden, Richard Mansfield, Leslie M. Shaw, Nikola Tesla and Andrew White. Correspondence concerning the burial of John Wilkes Booth, spawned by an article written by Kohlsaat, is also included. Scrapbooks belonging to E. Nelson Blake, Kohlsaat's father-in-law, are also part of the collection. Photographs, postcards, graphic material, published material and 2 Robert Todd Lincoln letters were transferred out of the collection. Inventory available in library: folder level control.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/25926147

Size
1.67 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- William McKinley

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

- Woodrow Wilson

- Warren G. Harding

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W. A. Richardson Letters, 1837, 1848, 1850

4 items.
One letter to Almeron Wheat, March 22, 1848, discussing the struggle for liberty in France, the pending election with three candidates, "Whig, Democrat and Taylor Independents" and disagreement in the Whig party. Letters, May 18 and July 12, 1850, one to "Higbee" and one to "friend" discuss investigating corruption in the Department of the Interior ("this administration has acted fraudulently, wrongfully and against the law"), those in Congress against the administration, his hopes for re-election, belief that Fillmore will abandon Taylor's policies and plans to return home to campaign when Congress adjourns. One letter, Oct. 7, 1837, to Peter Pruyne, a Chicago merchant and builder, regarding payment of debt by "Skidmore and Fellows.".
William A. Richardson Letters, Illinois State Historical Library.
Born in Kentucky and came to Rushville, Illinois in 1831 as a lawyer, served as U.S. senator, and was the Democrat Party nominee for governor in the 1856 election, lost and returned to the senate.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/54025454

Size
4 items

Presidential content includes:

- Millard Fillmore

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Impeachment trial admission tickets, 1868

2 items.
Two tickets: admission to the Senate floor on 13 March 1868; admission to the Senate gallery on 26 May 1868; both signed by Sergeant-at-Arms George T. Brown.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/43575402

Size
2 items

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Len Small Papers, 1921-1928

Small, Len, 1862-1936. Small, a farmer, banker, and newspaper publisher from Kankakee, Illinois, was a state senator (1901-1902), state treasurer (1904-1908, 1916-1920), and governor (1921-1929).

Miscellaneous letters, orders, authorizations, and commissions during Small's two terms as governor. Includes letter of November 13, 1923 to President Calvin Coolidge complaining about Illinois U. S. Senators Medill McCormick and William B. McKinley.

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/124509806

Size
29 items

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- William McKinley

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Ninian Wirt Edwards to O[rville] H. Browning, 13 July 1866

1 item (2 p.) ; 21 cm.
Collection includes other material.
Congratulates Browning on his appointment to President Andrew Johnson's cabinet; explains Abraham Lincoln's reluctance to appoint Browning as U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Illinois State Historical Library Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62701.
Springfield, Illinois, lawyer, merchant; son of Illinois governor Ninian Edwards; state attorney general, 1834-1835; member, Illinois House of Representatives, 1836-1840, 1849-1851; Illinois senator, 1844-1848; superintendent of public instruction, 1854-1857.
In: SC 447a, Ninian Wirt Edwards.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/29888338

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Impeachment trial admission tickets, 1868.

2 items.
Two tickets: admission to the Senate floor on 13 March 1868; admission to the Senate gallery on 26 May 1868; both signed by Sergeant-at-Arms George T. Brown.
OCLC http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/43575402

Size
2 items

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Ulysses S. Grant to Chester A. Arthur, 12 May 1875

Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885, United States president, 1869-1877; Civil War general writes to Chester A. Arthur intorducing Col. George A. Pride, formerly of Grant's staff. May 12, 1875.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/31995461

Size
2 pages

Presidential content includes:

- Chester A. Arthur

- Ulysses S. Grant

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R. D. Mussey to Mr. Kaufman, 14 July 1865.

2 p.
Letter of July 14, 1865 to Mr. Kaufman of the Treasury Department relaying President Andrew Johnson's request that Kaufman meet with William G. Wyly. (Wyly, a long-time acquaintance of Johnson's from East Tennessee, was looking for a political appointment).
R. D. Mussey Letter, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
Reuben D. Mussey, a journalist, served in the regular army and as a recruiter of black troops during the Civil War. He was one of President Andrew Johnson's secretaries April-November 1865, and later became a Washington, D. C. lawyer.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/144570675

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Jones, Kiler Kent Correspondence, October 25, 1876-March 4, 1877

6 items
Letters to or concerning K.K. Jones, from A.C. Babcock and James P. Root pertaining to fundraising for the Illinois part of Rutherford B. Hayes's presidential campaign in 1876. Letter from Gov. Shelby M. Cullom concerning patronage for Jones.
K.K. Jones Correspondence, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
Quincy, Illinois businessman and farmer, and former Chicago newspaper editor and grain dealer. He was involved in Republican politics.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/230922081

Size
6 items

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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John M. Hamilton to Chester A. Arthur, 2 June 1884

John M. Hamilton writes from Chicago, Illinois to Chester A. Arthur recommending John B. Fithian for Supreme Court in Utah or Montana. June 2, 1884. Hamilton, John M., 1847-1905. Collection includes other material.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/32880685

Collection includes other material.

 

Size
1 page

Presidential content includes:

- Chester A. Arthur

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Ward Hill Lamon to Peregrine W. Browning, 19 September 1867

9 p.
Letter to Peregrine W. Browning, Dr. Charles Wells, and unnamed members of a committee, declining to speak at a mass meeting supporting President Andrew Johnson on September 21 because Lamon's schedule was already busy. Declares support for Johnson and opposition to radical aspects of Congressional reconstruction including attempts to impeach Johnson.
Ward Hill Lamon Letter, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
An Illinois lawyer and friend of Abraham Lincoln, Lamon was marshal of the District of Columbia and sometime bodyguard of Lincoln. In 1872 Lamon published a controversial biography of Lincoln.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/443082085

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Jones, Kiler Kent Correspondence, 1872-1878

13 items.
Letters written by Robt. G. Ingersoll & Benj. F. Marsh to and for Jones, an office-seeker, to help him get a government position. Includes copies of letters of recommendation sent to the governor of Illinois and to President Rutherford B. Hayes.
Businessman & farmer in Quincy, Ill. Jones had published newspapers in Chicago and Quincy, and dealt in grain in Chicago. The letters suggest that the Chicago fire had wiped out much of his fortune.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/42269363

Size
13 itgems

Presidential content includes:

- Rutherford B. Hayes

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Grover Cleveland, Various Letters, 1895-1906

Grover Cleveland. Lawyer, Buffalo, New York; New York governor, 1883; U.S. president, 1884-1888, 1892-1896.

 

Grover Cleveland, telegram from Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, to H[enry] L. Nelson, New Rochelle, New York, July 4, 1892. Confirms appointment with Nelson.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/28397906

 

Grover Cleveland, letter from Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts to [William L.] Wilson, July 20, 1895. Letter to Postmaster General Wilson approves suggestions for postmaster appointments, with the exception of Fred K. Bastian of Fulton, Illinois, whom Cleveland does not favor.

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/28397908

 

Grover Cleveland, letter from Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts to John Cullen Bryant, June 28, 1897. Up to this time Cleveland had not intended to write a book.
https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/28397915

 

 

Grover Cleveland, letter from Tamworth, New Hampshire to Margaret McMahon, Bloomington, Illinois, August 19, 1906. Concerns an album McMahon sent to Cleveland at Princeton, New Jersey.
https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/28397922

Size
8 pages

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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Ulysses Grant Letters, 1863-1866


4 items.
Includes negative and positive photostatic copies of Mar. 1, 1864 letter to Jesse Root Grant.
Collection includes other material.
Letters May 17, 1863 to William T. Sherman concerns troop movements in Mississippi; Mar. 1, 1864 to Jesse Root Grant relates to family concerns; Mar. 27, 1866 to J. Russell Jones concerns personal finance; Oct. 24, 1866 to Andrew Johnson concerns election problems in Baltimore, Maryland.
Ulysses S. Grant Papers, Illinois State Historical Library.
All except Mar. 1, 1864 letter: Available on microfilm as part of the Ulysses S. Grant Papers, 1844-1885; Illinois State Historical Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62701; H-149.
Illinois State Historical Library Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62701.
United States president, 1869-1877; Civil War general.
In: SC 587, Ulysses S. Grant.
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Carbondale: Southern Illinois Press, 1967-1991.

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/31995484
 

Size
4 items

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Robert Green Ingersoll to Mrs. James A. Garfield, Nov. 4, 1880


1 item (3 pages, folio) ; 21 cm

Foldered with related materials in the Robert Green Ingersoll Small Collection, SC 799.

Thanks Mrs. Garfield for her letter and congratulates her on her husband's election victory.

Ingersoll: lawyer, author, lecturer & well-known proponent of agnosticism. Garfield: wife of president-elect James Garfield.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/42269355
 

Size
3 pages, folio

Presidential content includes:

- James A. Garfield

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Woodrow Wilson to Albert Bigelow Paine, 24 June 1904

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Letter of June 24, 1904 to author Albert Bigelow Paine concerning an unidentified Thomas Nast illustration for use in Paine's book Th. Nast, his period and his pictures (1904). At this point in his pre-presidential career, Wilson was president of Princeton University.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/62725436

Size
1 page

Presidential content includes:

- Woodrow Wilson

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Joseph Duncan letters. 1838. 1841

Collection includes other material.
1838 letter to Alexander P. Field concerns collection of election returns; 1841 letter to U.S. president John Tyler concerns proposing constitutional amendment to limit the power of the presidency.
Joseph Duncan Papers, Illinois State Historical Library.
Illinois State Historical Library Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62701.
Illinois governor, 1834-1838.
 

 

 

 

http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/29761092

Size
2 items

Presidential content includes:

- John Tyler

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Andrew Johnson. Presidential and gubernatorial documents, 1864-1866

6 items.
3 presidential endorsements, 1 presidential pardon, & 1 gubernatorial endorsement. The endorsed items were referred to the War Dept. and include: a letter from Capt. James F. Rusling to Senator Henry Wilson requesting action on his pending promotion to Chief Quartermaster, Dept. of the Cumberland (1865 Jan. 27-28); a folder for the papers of 12 people (1865 Apr. 27); the envelope of a petition from property owners in Charleston, S.C. (1865 Aug. 19); and a memorandum revoking 1st Lt. E.L. Appleton's dishonorable discharge (1866 Mar. 28). Also, a presidential pardon of Confederate soldier J.S. McDowell of Ky. (1866 June 13). Note, Aug. 31, 1864, to Capt. [Hurt] requesting 7 days rations be given to Miss Lucy Ann Johnson.
Inventory available in library: item level control.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/43575434

Size
6 items

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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William H. Taft Letters: 1914, 1915, 1917

Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Lawyer, Federal circuit judge, appointed chief civil administrator to the Philippines in 1900, Secretary of War for President T. Roosevelt and President of the United States, 1909-1913. Appointed Chief Justice of the United States by President Harding. Autograph, 1914, given to Mrs. Mary Edwards Brown while he was visiting Springfield, Ill. Signed letter from Canada, Aug. 11, 1915, to Mr. Millington in New York, NY, declining invitation to speak at the Bar Association meeting in Salt Lake City. Signed letter from Canada, Aug. 20, 1917, to Franklin A. Shotwell in Omaha, Neb., re: service for the Red Cross and improbability of being paid for any such service.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/55768325

Size
3 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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