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Letters, manuscripts, prints, portraits, memorabilia, clipping, pamphlets, and other printed materials relating to Abraham Lincoln and his contemporaries. Included are four autograph letters from Lincoln, two of which are photostatic copies; one letter each from Salmon P. Chase, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Horace Greeley, and Robert Lincoln; two manuscript passes (military); a bust of Lincoln; a cast of his hands and a reconstruction of Lincoln's library. Also, five letters from Hill to his grandson David Schrady Hill, and typescripts of his sermons and speeches.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 3-9. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John Wesley Hill manuscripts; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Part of Abraham Lincoln collection MS#2028: Lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair, Washington, D.C., 15 April 1865, 1 item; Locket (Hair clipped by Schuyler Colfax for Mary Todd Lincoln) (Includes letters documenting authenticity)
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Hill, John Warren. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1943. Accession number--M-43.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.
The Lincoln Library, consisting of approximately 400 volumes, is being handled as a separate book collection by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
2020-10-01 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
American Methodist minister, political activist, author,and chancellor of Lincoln Memorial University, Cumberland Gap, Tenn., 1916-1936.