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Morton Pepper Collection of Abraham Lincoln portraits and memorabilia, 1860-1940

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0782
Bib ID 4079558 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941 ; Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896 ; Currier & Ives
Title Morton Pepper Collection of Abraham Lincoln portraits and memorabilia, 1860-1940
Physical Description 14.5 linear feet (6 boxes & 5 map case drawers)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged.



Contemporary engravings, lithographs, carte-de-visite photographs, and memorabilia; 20th century drawings and reproductions of portraits of Lincoln, his family, and his contemporaries. Among the portraits of Lincoln are a charcoal sketch by the sculptor Gutzon Borglum, lithographs by Currier and Ives, photographs by Mathew Brady and his studio. Memorabilia in the collection include bookends and sculptures, a dinner plate, a carved plaque, a reproduction of a death mask, a mourning ribbon, silk commemorative badges, and a hair ornament worn by Mrs Lincoln, in a leather-covered trinket box with the President's initials on it.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Abraham Lincoln portraits and memorabilia; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

See also: Ms Coll\Hill & Ms Coll\Gordon

Abraham Lincoln Collection Columbia University Libraries.

I. Cyrus Gordon Collection of Abraham Lincoln Materials Columbia University Libraries.


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Pepper, Morton. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1975. Accession number--M-1975.

Gift of Donald J. Gordon and Susan Gordon Ross, 1986.

Gift of Morton Pepper, 1975.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed ADS 11/06/81.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2011-11-04 EAD created by PTL

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Badges Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charcoal drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Engravings (prints) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hair (material) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lithographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorabilia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miniatures (object genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plaques (flat objects) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Porcelain (material) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sketches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statues Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Americana Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hellman, Alfred M. (Alfred Myer), 1880-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Portraits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Presidents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Presidents -- United States -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sculpture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Collected by Dr Alfred Myer Hellman, 1880-1955 (Columbia A.B. 1902, M.D. 1905). the father-in-law of Morton Pepper, the donor.