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    Archive of Correspondence from Lincoln Era including 19 letters and documents with variety of content including Civil War and Lincoln assassination. Includes: Francis Miller Civil War dated letter enclosing an article for which the recipient provided information; Jacob Hyer ALS to Salmon P. Chase, a letter of recommendation; William Hunter (ALS); a Union soldier's letter to President Lincoln requesting discharge from the army because of the death of his brother, dated May 22, 1862; Inspector General J. A. Hardie, a telegram dated June 14, 1865, to a Dr. John Gray requesting his presence in Washington "for the purpose of making a medical examination of Payne the man who attempted to assassinate Sec. Seward..."; a manuscript telegraph by an S. Gibson requesting an appointment for a friend; a letter addressed to Attorney General Bates requesting a government appointment; brief ALS by Addie Douglas, wife of Stephen A. Douglas; Julius Converse (signature); fantastic content letter by journalist Hiram Calkins to his editor regarding President Lincoln's plans for a peaceful reconstruction, great content and written just prior to Lincoln's assassination (letter is dated April 13, 1865), letter also speaks of General Grant's plans and Robert E. Lee's rumored intervention with Jefferson Davis to bring the war to a close without guerrilla fighting; ALS by "Our American Cousin" playwright Tom Taylor; lengthy ALS by a John Worthington to his sister Mary expressing horror and grief upon the death of Abraham Lincoln, with cover postmarked "Cooperstown, NY Apr. 15 [1865]"; Elliott Shepard ALS requesting a letter of introduction to Abraham Lincoln; five page handwritten manuscript by George B. Smith recounting his Civil War experiences and memories; author John W. Forney ALS; ALS by J.M. Rosse mentioning an interview with Lincoln and "presenting to Mrs Lincoln a beautiful pin"; John Reid, acquaintance of Lincoln (signature and photograph); Samuel C. Parks, a friend of Lincoln's, ALS with content regarding Lincoln's plans to travel to Washington for his inauguration, dated Feb. 27, 1861, "...If his Inaugural message is only firm & prudent he will be all right so far No compromise with traitors. It will ruin the Party & Country..."; Charles Anderson ALS to David Tod, Governor of Ohio. Overall condition is very good to near fine. This lot should be carefully examined for content. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

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    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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