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The Papers of Abraham Lincoln

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112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1507

http://www.papersofabrahamlincoln.org/

Description:

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a long-term project dedicated to identifying, imaging, and publishing all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime (1809-1865).  After locating the documents, project staff will prepare a high-resolution color digital image of each page.  Working from these electronic surrogates, project editors will create authoritative transcriptions of the documents, markup their structural features according to the guidelines developed by the Model Editions Partnership and the Text Encoding Initiative, and provide explanatory annotations.  The project will then publish the text files, linked to the graphic images of the originals, on a publicly accessible website.

(From: http://www.papersofabrahamlincoln.org/about-us)

Categories: Abraham Lincoln,

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The Papers of Abraham Lincoln

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The Papers of Abraham Lincoln

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a long-term project dedicated to identifying, imaging, and publishing all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime (1809-1865).  After locating the documents, project staff will prepare a high-resolution color digital image of each page.  Working from these electronic surrogates, project editors will create authoritative transcriptions of the documents, markup their structural features according to the guidelines developed by the Model Editions Partnership and the Text Encoding Initiative, and provide explanatory annotations.  The project will then publish the text files, linked to the graphic images of the originals, on a publicly accessible website.

The combined expertise of Lincoln scholars, nineteenth-century historians, information technology specialists, and historical documentary editors will produce a comprehensive collection of texts from the life of Abraham Lincoln.  Drawing on the best practices of the now-mature discipline of scholarly documentary editing, the Papers of Abraham Lincoln will ultimately replace Roy P. Basler et al., eds.,The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), which published only texts written by Lincoln.  The Papers of Abraham Lincoln will consist of three series.  The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition (2000) comprises the comprehensive component of Series I: Legal Papers.  Series II: Illinois Papers and Series III: Presidential Papers will complete the edition.

(From: http://www.papersofabrahamlincoln.org/about-us)

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All documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime (1809-1865)

Presidential content includes:

- Abraham Lincoln

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