Series III (Presidential Papers)

Series III (Presidential Papers)

Below is a sample of new documents written by Abraham Lincoln or with substantial endorsements written by Lincoln that do not appear in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953-55) or either of its supplements (1974, 1990).  Because the Papers of Abraham Lincoln has a much broader scope, the project has also scanned thousands of letters to Lincoln and other documents not included in the Collected Works.

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Abraham Lincoln to Madison S. Perry, March 16, 1861

Lincoln to Perry

Lehigh County Historical Society, Allentown, PA

Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, March 26, 1861

Lincoln to Chase 1 Lincoln to Chase 2

Record Group 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, 1775-1990, Entry 210: Part II - Records of Various Divisions within the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, Records of the Division of Appointments, Correspondence of the Division, Applications and Recommendations for Positions in the Washington, D.C. Offices of the Treasury Department, 1830-1910, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

Abraham Lincoln to Caleb B. Smith, April 2, 1861

Lincoln to Smith

Record Group 48: Records of the Department of the Interior, 1826-1985, Entry 15: Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, 1833-1964, Divisional Records, 1843-1943, Records of the Appointments Division, 1817-1922, Field Office Appointment Papers, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

Simon Cameron to Winfield Scott, April 9, 1861

Cameron to Scott Cameron to Scott 2

[Text in Lincoln's hand]

Record Group 94, Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, Entry 12: Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General (Main Series), 1861-1870, National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Abraham Lincoln to Simon Cameron, April 11, 1861

Lincoln to Cameron 1 Lincoln to Cameron 2

Record Group 56, General Records of the Department of the Treasury, 1775-1990, Entry 210: Part II - Records of Various Divisions within the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, Records of the Division of Appointments, Correspondence of the Division, Applications and Recommendations for Positions in the Washington, D.C. Offices of the Treasury Department, 1830-1910, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

Abraham Lincoln to Salmon P. Chase, April 12, 1861

Lincoln to Chase 1 Lincoln to Chase

Museums of Oglebay Institute, Wheeling, WV

Abraham Lincoln to Henry W. Hoffman and Francis S. Corkran, April 19, 1861

Lincoln to Hoffman and Corkran

Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL

Abraham Lincoln to E. Reed Meyer, April 27, 1861

Lincoln to Meyer

Lincoln Memorial Shrine, A. K. Smiley Public Library, Redlands, CA