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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) to Joseph Addison (presented to Lincoln Group of Boston)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08880.103 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Springfield, IL Type: Typed letter Date: 9 August 1850 Pagination: 1 p. ; 18.8 x 28 cm.

Summary of Content: back features illustration of Lincoln studying

Background Information:

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: PresidentArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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