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The Resource Herndon on Lincoln : letters, William H. Herndon ; edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis

Herndon on Lincoln : letters, William H. Herndon ; edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis

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Herndon on Lincoln : letters
Title
Herndon on Lincoln
Title remainder
letters
Statement of responsibility
William H. Herndon ; edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
After Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865, William H. Herndon began work on a brief, "subjective" biography of his former law partner, but his research turned up such unexpected and often startling information that it became a lifelong obsession. The biography finally published in 1889, Herndon's Lincoln, was a collaboration with Jesse W. Weik in which Herndon provided the materials and Weik did almost all the writing. For this reason, and because so much of what Herndon had to say about Lincoln was not included in the biography, David Donald has observed, "To understand Herndon's own rather peculiar approach to Lincoln biography, one must go back to his letters." An exhaustive collection of what Herndon was told by others about Lincoln was published by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis in Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln . In this new volume, Wilson and Davis have produced a comprehensive edition of what Herndon himself wrote about Lincoln in his own letters. Because of Herndon's close association with Lincoln, his intimate acquaintance with his partner's legal and political careers, and because he sought out informants who knew Lincoln and preserved information that might otherwise have been lost, his letters have become an indispensable resource for Lincoln biography. Unfiltered by a collaborator and rendered in Herndon's own distinctive voice, these letters constitute a matchless trove of primary source material. Herndon on Lincoln: Letters is a must for libraries, research institutions, and students of a towering American figure and his times
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MNU
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1818-1891
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Herndon, William Henry
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E457
LC item number
.H579 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1935-
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  • Wilson, Douglas L.
  • Davis, Rodney O.
  • Knox College (Galesburg, Ill.)
Series statement
The Knox College Lincoln Studies Center series
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Herndon, William Henry
  • Presidents
  • Herndon, William Henry
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Herndon on Lincoln : letters, William H. Herndon ; edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
V. 1. Letters
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 371 pages
Isbn
9780252084805
Lccn
2015026551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967860445
Label
Herndon on Lincoln : letters, William H. Herndon ; edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
V. 1. Letters
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 371 pages
Isbn
9780252084805
Lccn
2015026551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967860445

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