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Collection Details


Collection Name: Autograph Abraham Lincoln Documents from the Lincoln Collection at the University of Delaware
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/autolinc.htm
Description: The following list of material includes all of the documents in the University of Delaware’s Lincoln Collection that contain Abraham Lincoln’s original signature or other autograph writing. These documents, housed in the Special Collections Department of Morris Library, are part of a much larger collection of Lincolniana that came to the University from the Lincoln Club of Delaware in 1972. The collection includes over two thousand books and pamphlets, photographs, artwork, sculpture, artifacts, historic documents, and miscellaneous material pertaining to the life and career of Abraham Lincoln. There are thirteen documents in this collection signed by Lincoln or written in his hand, as well as several related letters and photographs. Included are a signed broadside edition of the Emancipation Proclamation (Item #8), a signed copy of the resolution proposing the Thirteenth Amendment (Item #11), and a small collection of documents related to Lincoln’s contact with Civil War veteran and Delaware native Ashland B. Swiggett (Item #4).
Broad Subjects: Biography; U.S. Politics; Politics
ASP Subjects: Letters; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Abraham Lincoln; Presidents--United States--Biography; United States; White House, Washington, DC
Collection Code: OHC0004843