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The Resource Herndon's informants : letters, interviews, and statements about Abraham Lincoln, edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis with the assistance of Terry Wilson

Herndon's informants : letters, interviews, and statements about Abraham Lincoln, edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis with the assistance of Terry Wilson

Label
Herndon's informants : letters, interviews, and statements about Abraham Lincoln
Title
Herndon's informants
Title remainder
letters, interviews, and statements about Abraham Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis with the assistance of Terry Wilson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publication of this long-awaited volume makes available for the first time in complete and accessible form the most important source of information on Lincoln's early life. For twenty-five years after the president's death William Herndon, his law partner, conducted interviews with and solicited letters from dozens of persons who knew Lincoln personally. Up to now, the valuable information he collected has been available only in a microfilm edition in the Library of Congress, of such poor quality that it has been rarely used, particularly since there was no table of contents or adequate index, and in collections at the Huntington Library and the Illinois State Historical Library. The only previous publication of Herndon's materials, more than a half century ago, contains less than 10 percent of the collection and is so unreliable that scholars have hesitated to use it. Douglas Wilson and Rodney Davis have earned the gratitude and admiration of scholars by taking on the daunting task of collating the collections in the three libraries, painstakingly deciphering the all but illegible handwriting of Herndon and some of his informants, and carefully documenting the entire work
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E457
LC item number
.H59 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1935-
  • 1956-
  • 1818-1891
  • 1857-1930
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wilson, Douglas L.
  • Davis, Rodney O
  • Wilson, Terry
  • Herndon, William Henry
  • Weik, Jesse William
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Herndon, William Henry
  • Weik, Jesse William
  • Herndon, William Henry
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Weik, Jesse William
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Persoonlijke levenssfeer
  • Presidentschap
  • Biografie
  • Quelle
Label
Herndon's informants : letters, interviews, and statements about Abraham Lincoln, edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis with the assistance of Terry Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Letters, interviews, and statements collected by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik
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
1. Letters, Interviews, and Statements Collected by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik, 1865-92 -- 2. Informant Testimony Reported in Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (1889) -- 3. Informant Testimony Reported in William H. Herndon's Letters to Jesse W. Weik -- 4. Informant Testimony Reported in Jesse W. Weik's The Real Lincoln (1922) -- Register of Informants -- Appendix. Brief Outline of the Joseph Hanks Family / Paul H. Verduin
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 827 pages
Isbn
9780252023286
Lccn
97001448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)36245979
Label
Herndon's informants : letters, interviews, and statements about Abraham Lincoln, edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis with the assistance of Terry Wilson
Publication
Note
Letters, interviews, and statements collected by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik
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
1. Letters, Interviews, and Statements Collected by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik, 1865-92 -- 2. Informant Testimony Reported in Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (1889) -- 3. Informant Testimony Reported in William H. Herndon's Letters to Jesse W. Weik -- 4. Informant Testimony Reported in Jesse W. Weik's The Real Lincoln (1922) -- Register of Informants -- Appendix. Brief Outline of the Joseph Hanks Family / Paul H. Verduin
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxii, 827 pages
Isbn
9780252023286
Lccn
97001448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)36245979

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