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Guide to the Lincoln Collection, William E. Barton Papers 1780-1976

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Lincoln Collection. William E. Barton. Papers

Dates:

1780-1976 (bulk 1861-1930)

Size:

29.5 linear feet (48 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

This collection is made up of materials compiled by William E. Barton. A pastor in Oak Park, Illinois, Barton published and lectured on Lincoln extensively. He also maintained connections with fellow Lincoln experts and carried out multiple research projects that delved into the many different facets of Lincoln's life, times, and family history. The collection includes correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, proofs, lectures, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, scrapbooks, magazines, and photographs.

Information on Use

Access

This collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Lincoln Collection. William E. Barton. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

The Rev. William Eleazar Barton (1861-1930) was one of the early twentieth century's most prominent writers and lecturers on the life of Abraham Lincoln. Born in Sublette, Illinois, in the same year Lincoln assumed the presidency, Barton grew up in an environment heavily influenced by reverence for Lincoln. After pursuing undergraduate studies at Berea College in Kentucky, Barton earned his divinity degree from the Oberlin Theological Seminary in 1890. He served parishes in Tennessee, Ohio, and Massachusetts before becoming the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Oak Park, Illinois, a position he held until his retirement in 1924. Four years later, Barton accepted an appointment as lecturer at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also organized and served as pastor of the Collegeside Congregational Church.

Barton's work as a writer produced a number of denominational manuals and a series of books presenting the wisdom and parables of a character he named Safed the Sage. For the last ten years of his life, however, Barton was best known to the public as a prolific author and lecturer on Abraham Lincoln. His publications about Lincoln included The Soul of Abraham Lincoln (1920), The Paternity of Abraham Lincoln (1920), The Life of Abraham Lincoln (1925), The Great and Good Man (1927), The Women Lincoln Loved (1927), and The Lincoln of the Biographers (1930).

In the course of compiling material for his writings and talks, Barton visited Lincoln sites in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois; interviewed surviving Lincoln relatives and acquaintances; and traveled as far as California and England to collect information and conduct genealogical research on the ancestry of the Lincoln family. While acquiring a large collection of books, periodicals, pamphlets, manuscripts, and ephemera related to Lincoln and the Civil War era, Barton also purchased privately or at auction historical materials amassed by other Lincoln collectors such as John E. Burton and Osborn H. Oldroyd.

Scope Note

The William E. Barton Papers forms part of the William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana. The collection consist of materials collected by William E. Barton, a Lincoln expert and enthusiast and primarily cover the years 1861 to 1930 (Lincoln's inauguration to Barton's death). The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, published and unpublished writings, research notes, bibliographical materials, sheet music and song lyrics, maps, pamphlets, textiles, and photographs. A handful of materials concern Barton himself and relate to his role as pastor, his publications, and his many speaking engagements. The vast majority of the collection, however, consists of materials directly related to Barton's work on Abraham Lincoln. Barton's research on Lincoln's family history, the controversy over his genealogy, and the Civil War are especially well represented in this collection.

The collection is organized into seven series. Series I, Correspondence, contains letters exchanged between Barton and publishers, fellow Lincoln scholars and enthusiasts, and occasionally family and friends. Also housed in this series is a small collection of nineteenth-century letters gathered for research purposes.

Series II contains materials related to Roy E. Tomlinson, a Lincoln expert with whom Barton exchanged research materials and ideas. This series houses correspondence, clippings, bibliographical materials, photographs, and articles.

Series III is extensive and consists of Barton's writings and lectures both published and unpublished. The majority of the typescripts housed in the series bear marginalia and research notes. Series IV is small and contains published works penned by authors other than Barton.

Series V is the largest series in the collection and is devoted to Barton's research. It is divided into several subseries, the first of which covers research into Lincoln's family tree. This subseries includes materials regarding the controversy over the identity of Lincoln's mother, the English ancestry of the Lincoln family, the charge of insanity leveled against Mary Todd Lincoln, and a variety of other topics. The other subseries of particular note is that devoted to the Civil War. Barton collected song books, newspaper clippings, anti-slavery materials, and, in particular, items related to the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Additionally, this series contains subseries consisting of Lincoln portrait reprints, memorials, photographs, and bibliographical materials.

Series VI, is reserved for materials unrelated to Barton's work on Abraham Lincoln and includes items related to Barton's alma mater (Berea College), his travels, his meeting with President Coolidge. This series also contains clippings of obituaries published upon Barton's death.

Series VII, consists of oversize materials and follows the organization of the collection as a whole, divided into correspondence, writings, research, and general materials.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Correspondence

This series primarily contains correspondence written by Barton. This includes letters exchanged with family, professional correspondence regarding his role both as reverend and author, and communication with fellow Lincoln experts. Additionally, this series houses correspondence that was not written by Barton. This includes posthumous correspondence written by his son as well as a handful of nineteenth-century letters, presumably collected by Barton for their historical interest.

Box 1   Folder 1

1847-1894

Box 1   Folder 2

1895-1901

Box 1   Folder 3

1902-1918

Box 1   Folder 4

January-March 1919

Box 1   Folder 5

April 1919

Box 1   Folder 6

May-June 1919

Box 1   Folder 7

July-August 1919

Box 1   Folder 8

September-October 1919

Box 1   Folder 9

November-December 1919

Box 2   Folder 1-2

January-March 1920

Box 2   Folder 3

April 1920

Box 2   Folder 4

May-June 1920

Box 2   Folder 5

July-August 1920

Box 2   Folder 6

September 1920

Box 2   Folder 7

October 1920

Box 2   Folder 8

November-December 1920

Box 3   Folder 1

November-December 1920

Box 3   Folder 2

January 1921

Box 3   Folder 3

February 1921

Box 3   Folder 4

March 1921

Box 3   Folder 5

April-May 1921

Box 3   Folder 6

June-August 1921

Box 4   Folder 1

September 1921

Box 4   Folder 2

October-November 1921

Box 4   Folder 3

December 1921

Box 4   Folder 4

January 1922

Box 4   Folder 5

February 1922

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 1
Box 4   Folder 6

March 1922

Box 5   Folder 1

April 1922

Box 5   Folder 2

May 1922

Box 5   Folder 3

June 1922

Box 5   Folder 4

July 1922

Box 5   Folder 5

August 1922

Box 5   Folder 6

September 1922

Box 5   Folder 7

October 1922

Box 6   Folder 1

November 1922

Box 6   Folder 2

December 1922

Box 6   Folder 3

January 1923

Box 6   Folder 4-5

February 1923

Box 6   Folder 6

March 1923

Box 6   Folder 7

April 1923

Box 6   Folder 8

May 1923

Box 7   Folder 1

June 1923

Box 7   Folder 2

July 1923

Box 7   Folder 3

August-September 1923

Box 7   Folder 4

October 1923

Box 7   Folder 5

November 1923

Box 7   Folder 6

December 1923

Box 7   Folder 7

January 1924

Box 8   Folder 1

February 1924

Box 8   Folder 2

March-April 1924

Box 8   Folder 3

May 1924

Box 8   Folder 4

June 1924

Box 8   Folder 5

July-December 1924

Box 8   Folder 6-7

January-December 1925

Box 9   Folder 1

January-December 1925

Box 9   Folder 2-4

January-Dec 1926

Box 9   Folder 5-6

January-August 1927

Box 9   Folder 7

September-October 1927

Box 9   Folder 8

November-December 1927

Box 10   Folder 1-2

January-December 1928

Box 10   Folder 3

January-August 1929

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 2
Box 10   Folder 4

September-October 1929

Box 10   Folder 5

November-December 1929

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 3
Box 10   Folder 6

January-February 1930

Box 10   Folder 7

March 1930

Box 10   Folder 8

April 1930

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 4
Box 11   Folder 1

May-July 1930

Box 11   Folder 2

August-September 1930

Box 11   Folder 3

October-December 1930

Box 11   Folder 4-5

January 1931-February 1932, December 1934

Box 11   Folder 6

Undated correspondence

Series II: Roy E. Tomlinson

This series is composed of materials related to fellow Lincoln expert, Roy E. Tomlinson. This includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, bibliographical materials, as well as published and unpublished articles. Please note that Series I: Correspondence contains additional Tomlinson correspondence.

Box 11   Folder 7

Correspondence with George Alfred Townsend, copies of Townsend, "The Real Life of Abraham Lincoln: A Talk with Mr. Herndon, his Late Law Partner," 1867-1943

Box 11   Folder 8

Correspondence with Barton, which includes exchanged newspaper clippings, research notes, bibliographies, and inventories, 1909-1949

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 5
Box 12   Folder 1

Correspondence with Barton, which includes exchanged newspaper clippings, research notes, bibliographies, and inventories, 1909-1949

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 5
Box 12   Folder 2

Newspaper and journal clippings, 1913-1922

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 6
Box 12   Folder 3

Copy of Arthur E. Morgan, "New Light on Lincoln's Boyhood," 1920

Box 12   Folder 4-6

General Lincoln-related materials held by Tomlinson, which includes articles, photographs, correspondence, and inventories, 1922-1961

Box 12   Folder 7

of books, pamphlets, autographs, broadsides, prints, and historical relics belonging to Barton, 1931

Box 12   Folder 8

Clippings from the Foxboro Recorder, 1944-1949

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folders 7-8
Box 12   Folder 9

Photographs of unidentified home interior, sent from Barton to Tomlinson, enclosed with brochure on Foxboro, 1947

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 29, Folder 9
Box 12   Folder 10

Correspondence with Mary M. Flannery, which includes an excerpt from Ida Tarbell In the Footsteps of Lincoln, postcard prints of sites around Birdsboro (Pennsylvania), and maps, 1949

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 10
Box 12   Folder 11

"The Volk Life-Mask of Lincoln" (unknown author), undated

  • SEE ALSO Series V: Research, Subseries III: Lincoln Portraits and Memorials
Box 13   Folder 1

Scrapbook of George Parsons, undated

Series III: Writings

Series III houses materials related to published and unpublished texts authored by Barton. It is divided into three subseries: Lincoln and Walt Whitman (a topic of special interest for Barton), Lincoln Genealogy and Family (Barton researched claims that Lincoln's parentage was not what it was generally thought to be), and General Writings. Primarily, all three subseries contain copies, manuscripts, reprints, and proofs of Barton's writings. While the majority of the research materials housed in this collection are to be found in Series V: Research, some texts housed in Series III: Writings are accompanied by research materials. Lastly, the final folder in this series contains reviews of Barton's work. Please note that although not always highlighted in individual folder descriptions, most typescripts include marginalia and notes.

Please note that the majority of texts housed in Subseries 2 have correlates housed in Series V: Research, Subseries I: Lincoln Genealogy and Family.

Subseries 1: Lincoln and Walt Whitman

Box 13   Folder 2

"Abraham Lincoln: A Lecture by Walt Whitman," with introductory note by Barton - Typescript, undated

Box 13   Folder 3

"Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman" - Typescript and letter of rejection from The Century Magazine, 1925

Box 13   Folder 4

Walt Whitman, "Memories of Lincoln," undated

Box 13   Folder 5-8

Lincoln and Walt Whitman - Several typescript copies with varying levels of marginalia, undated

Box 14   Folder 1-2

Lincoln and Walt Whitman - Several typescript copies with varying levels of marginalia, undated

Box 14   Folder 3

Lincoln and Walt Whitman - Partial typescript, undated

Box 14   Folder 4

"Lincoln and Walt Whitman" - Typescript of article/lecture, undated

Box 14   Folder 5

"A Little Journey to the Home of Walt Whitman" - Manuscript, undated

Box 14   Folder 6

Research notes on Whitman and Lincoln, undated

Box 14   Folder 7

Clippings, articles, and notes regarding Walt Whitman, 1911-1927 SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 11

Subseries 2: Lincoln Genealogy and Family

Box 14   Folder 8-9

The Paternity of Abraham Lincoln - Typescript and notes, undated

Box 15   Folder 1-2

The Paternity of Abraham Lincoln - Typescript and notes, undated

Box 15   Folder 3-6

The Lineage of Lincoln - Multiple typescripts with varying levels of marginalia, correspondence, notes, 1922-1924

Box 16   Folder 1-2

The Lineage of Lincoln - Multiple typescripts with varying levels of marginalia, correspondence, notes, 1922-1924

Box 16   Folder 3

"A Family by the Name of Hanks" - Typescripts, undated

Box 16   Folder 4-5

"The Hankses" - Multiple typescripts with varying levels of marginalia, undated

Box 16   Folder 6-7

"The Kinsmen Lincoln Knew Best: An Essay on Dennis and John Hanks" - Typescript, correspondence, notes, clippings,

  • photographs, 1930
Box 17   Folder 1-2

"The Birthplace of Nancy Hanks" - Typescripts, correspondence, railroad time tables, clippings, photographs, copy of The Dearborn Independent, 1927-1929

Box 17   Folder 3

"Where the Mother of Lincoln was Born" - Clipping, copy of The Dearborn Independent, 1927

Box 17   Folder 4

"Nancy Hanks Lincoln and the Granny-Woman" - Typescript, clippings, correspondence, 1897-1930

Box 17   Folder 5-7

"Lucy Hanks" - Several typescripts with varying levels of marginalia, undated

Box 17   Folder 8

Correspondence and clippings regarding controversy over Lucy Hanks, 1920-1927

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 12
Box 17   Folder 9

"The Birth of a Backwoods Baby" - Typescript, undated

Box 17   Folder 10

"Lincoln's Two Mothers" - Typescript, undated

Box 17   Folder 11

"Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln" - Typescripts, clipping, 1925-1930

Box 18   Folder 1

  • "The Parents of Abraham Lincoln" - Typescripts, 1922
  • "The Father of Abraham Lincoln" - Typescript, undated
Box 18   Folder 2

"The Man Who Married Lincoln's Parents" - Typescripts, published booklet of address delivered at the dedication of monument to Rev. Jesse Head, correspondence, program for the dedication, scrapbook of related clippings, 1922

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 14
Box 18   Folder 3-4

"Abraham Lincoln's Lost Grandmother" - Typescripts, offprints, clippings, correspondence, 1922

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 13
Box 18   Folder 5

"Abraham Lincoln's English Ancestry" - Typescript with notes, undated

Box 18   Folder 6-7

"The Lincolns in their Old Kentucky Home" - Typescript and correspondence with Louis A. Warren regarding the article, booklet titled "Mountain Ballads," maps, tourism pamphlet, 1922-1925

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 23
Box 18   Folder 8-9

"Lincoln was a Lee" - Typescript, notes, and correspondence with Good Housekeeping regarding publication of the article, 1928

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 29, Folder 16
Box 18   Folder 10

"Following the Footsteps of Lincoln" - Typescript, rejection notice from the Boston Evening Transcript, notes, correspondence, clippings, 1921-1928

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 17

Subseries 3: General Writings

Box 19   Folder 1

  • "A. Lincoln, Advertising Man" - Clipping from Advertising and Selling Fortnightly, February 10, 1926
  • "Abraham Lincoln: An Address" - Pamphlet, 1920
  • "Abraham Lincoln and Ann Rutledge: What We Really Know About Them and Their Courtship" - Typescripts, related correspondence, copy of "'Aunt Sally Saunders, Sister of Ann Rutledge," 1929
  • "Abraham Lincoln and George Washington" - Typescript, undated
Box 19   Folder 2

"Abraham Lincoln, American" - Typescripts, notes, undated

Box 19   Folder 3

"Abraham Lincoln and His Books" - Typescript, related correspondence, 1920

Box 19   Folder 4

"Abraham Lincoln and the American Ideal" (lecture delivered at the Congressional Church in Jacksonville, Illinois) - Typescripts, correspondence, 1921-1923

Box 19   Folder 5

"Abraham Lincoln and the Bad Boy" - Typescripts, correspondence, 1929

Box 19   Folder 6

"Abraham Lincoln and the Hooker Letter" - Typescripts, correspondence, 1927

Box 19   Folder 7

"Abraham Lincoln as We Know Him Now" - Copy of The Homiletic Review in which it appeared, typescript, related correspondence, 1928-1929

Box 19   Folder 8

"Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky Mountaineer" (lecture delivered at Berea College) - Typescripts, manuscript, 1923

Box 19   Folder 9

"Abraham Lincoln, Lover of Poetry" - Typescripts, research notes, correspondence, pamphlets and programs for various poetry functions, 1869-1926

Box 19   Folder 10

"Abraham Lincoln, Lumberman" - Typescript, correspondence, 1926

  • "Abraham Lincoln, Newspaperman" - Typescripts, undated
Box 19   Folder 11

"Abraham Lincoln of Decatur" - Typescripts, correspondence, clippings, itinerary, 1923

Box 19   Folder 12

"Abraham Lincoln of Illinois" (address delivered before the Union League Club of Chicago) - Typescript, correspondence regarding speaking engagement at the Union League Club as well as engagements elsewhere for talks on Lincoln and Illinois, map of churches in Washington D.C., clippings, 1921

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 15
Box 19   Folder 13

"Abraham Lincoln of Ohio" - Typescript, correspondence, minutes of the Debates of the Constitutional Convention, 1919-1920

Box 19   Folder 14

"Abraham Lincoln of Springfield" - Typescripts, clippings, church program, 1923

Box 19   Folder 15

  • "The Abraham Lincoln of the Prairies" - Journal clipping, undated
  • "Abraham Lincoln, Prophet" - Typescript, correspondence, copy of The American Ministry in which it appeared, 1925
Box 20   Folder 1

"Abraham Lincoln's Address on Zachary Taylor" - Typescripts, galley proofs, notes, 1922

Box 20   Folder 2

"Adventures of a Biographer of Lincoln" - Typescript, correspondence, notes, 1925

Box 20   Folder 3-4

"The American Pulpit on the Death of Lincoln" The Open Court, Vol. 37, No. 9 (September 1923) - Offprints, typescript, notes, 1923

Box 20   Folder 5-6

A Beautiful Blunder - Page proofs, galley proofs, undated

Box 20   Folder 7

"The Beginnings of Lincoln Biography" - Typescript, correspondence, 1929

Box 20   Folder 8

"Captain Abraham Lincoln" - Typescript, clipping from The American Legion Monthly in which it appeared, correspondence, 1926-1927

Box 20   Folder 9

"The Cause of Lincoln's Sadness" - Typescript, undated

Box 20   Folder 10

"The Diary of Mat Cameron" - Typescript and related correspondence, 1929

Box 20   Folder 11

"The Education of Lincoln" - Clipping from The Christian Century in which it was published, notes, correspondence, clippings, typescript of address delivered by Barton at Illinois College, postcards of Vandalia, Illinois, 1923

Box 20   Folder 12

"The Enduring Lincoln" - Typescripts and drafts for address delivered at the unveiling of Lincoln statue in Urbana (Illinois), 1927

Box 20   Folder 13

"Frank Edwards and the Lincoln Family" - Typescript, undated

  • "Freedom, the Only Finality: an Hitherto Undiscovered Address by Abraham Lincoln," undated
Box 21   Folder 1-5

The Great Good Man: How the Boy Lincoln Grew to Manhood and Achieved Immortality - Typescript and proofs, undated

Box 21   Folder 6

"The Greatness of Abraham Lincoln" - Typescripts, press release, 1922

Box 21   Folder 7

A Hero in Homespun - Reviews, correspondence, 1894-1913

Box 22   Folder 1

  • "Has Our Country a Father?" - Typescript, undated
  • "How Abraham Lincoln Learned About Slavery" - Typescripts, undated
  • "How Lincoln Looked" - Typescript, undated
  • "How Lincoln Took Advantage of Handicaps" - Typescript, undated
  • "How the Ministers Changed Their Plans" - Typescript, clipping, 1923
  • "If Ann Rutledge Had Lived" - Typescript, undated
  • "The Influence of Abraham Lincoln" - Clipping of article, 1920
  • "Is Lincoln Among the Aristocrats?" Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society (April 1929) - Journal clipping, 1929
Box 22   Folder 2

Life of Lincoln - Typescript sheets, undated

Box 22   Folder 3

"The Life of Lincoln, Vol. II The First Inaugural" - Typescript, notes, partial clipping of journal article titled "Lincoln's Inauguration," undated

Box 22   Folder 4

The Life of Abraham Lincoln - Suggestions for publishers' prospectus for, undated

Box 22   Folder 5

"Lincoln and His Springfield Minister" - Typescript, clipping, 1920

Box 22   Folder 6

"Lincoln and Labor" - Typescript, correspondence, 1921

Box 22   Folder 7

"Lincoln and Liberty" - Typescripts, correspondence, clipping, 1922

Box 22   Folder 8

  • "Lincoln and Liquor" - Typescripts, clipping, 1926, SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 18
  • "Lincoln and National Defense," undated
Box 22   Folder 9

"Lincoln and Temperance" - Typescript, correspondence, Russian-language reprint, clippings, 1925-1926

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 19
Box 22   Folder 10

  • "Lincoln and the Land Office," undated
  • "Lincoln as a Business Man," undated
  • "Lincoln as Lawyer and Lover," undated
  • "Lincoln Autographs and Manuscripts Relating to Lincoln," undated
Box 22   Folder 11

"Lincoln Biography" - Typescript for chapters 25-36, undated

Box 22   Folder 12

"The Lincoln Log Cabins" - Typescripts, notes, correspondence, photograph, 1929

  • SEE ALSO Series VII:Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 20
Box 22   Folder 13

  • "Lincoln the Lawyer" - Typescript, correspondence, 1927
  • "Lincoln the Young Rail-Splitter" - Clipping, 1922
  • "Lincoln's Autobiography, Plus" - Typescript, undated
  • "Lincoln’s Belief in Evolution" - Typescript, undated
  • "Lincoln's Cabinet" - Typescript sheets, undated
Box 22   Folder 14

"Lincoln's Lost Speech" - Typescripts, clippings, notes, bound reproduction of the speech, 1923-1926

Box 22   Folder 15

"A Lincoln Mystery Solved" - Typescript, undated

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 21
Box 23   Folder 1

"Lincoln's Wit and Humor," undated

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 22
Box 23   Folder 2

"The Making of Abraham Lincoln and the Influence of Illinois on His Development" - Typescript of talk delivered at the Illinois Historical Society, notes, 1921

Box 23   Folder 3

"The Molding of Lincoln" - Typescript, correspondence, 1928

Box 23   Folder 4

"My Night with General Grant" - Typescript, correspondence, notes, 1923

Box 23   Folder 5

"Parables of Wise Safed" - Page proofs, 1921

Box 23   Folder 6-8

"The Parson at Play" - Typescripts, notes, clippings, undated

Box 23   Folder 9

  • "Pioneer Abraham Lincoln and Wife" - Typescript, undated
  • "The Politics of Moral Reform" - Typescript, undated
  • "A Purist on Drinkwater’s Lincoln," copy of The Literary Digest in which it appeared, 1920
  • SEE ALSO Series V: Research, Box 40, Folders 6-7
Box 23   Folder 10

"The Religion of Abraham Lincoln" - Clippings, correspondence, typescript, 1929-1930

Box 23   Folder 11-12

The Soul of Abraham Lincoln - Typescripts, review clipping,

  • typescript of editorial changes, notes, 1919-1922
  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 24
Box 24   Folder 1-4

The Soul of Abraham Lincoln - Typescripts, review clipping,

  • typescript of editorial changes, notes, 1919-1922
  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 24
Box 24   Folder 5

"The Spiritual Evolution of Lincoln" - Clipping, 1920

Box 24   Folder 6

"Springtime in the Plum Orchard" - Typescript, undated

Box 24   Folder 7

"Through Life with Abraham Lincoln" - Clipping, 1916

Box 24   Folder 8

  • "The Town that Lincoln Put on the Map" - Clipping, 1926
  • "What Lincoln Thought of Evolution" - Typescript, undated
Box 24   Folder 9

"When Wallstreet Misbehaved in Lincoln's Day" - Typescript, correspondence, 1929

Box 24   Folder 10

  • "Where Lincoln Died" - Typescript, 1917
  • "Why We Should Remember Lincoln" - Clipping, 1928
Box 24   Folder 11-13

The Women Lincoln Loved - Notes, correspondence regarding research and publications, clippings, letter from The Ladies' Home Journal regarding revisions, 1920-1927

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 26
Box 25   Folder 1-2

The Women Lincoln Loved - Notes, correspondence regarding research and publications, clippings, letter from The Ladies' Home Journal regarding revisions, 1920-1927

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folder 26
Box 25   Folder 3

"The Youth of Abraham Lincoln" - Typescript, correspondence, notes, 1925

Box 25   Folder 4

Book of poetry - Typescript, notes, and correspondence regarding the book's publication, 1925

Box 25   Folder 5-6

Unidentified typescript about Washington D.C., 1923-1931

Box 25   Folder 7

Clippings of Barton's publications in The Dearborn Independent, 1926-1927

Box 25   Folder 8

Barton's review of Carl Sandburg's Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie

  • Years - Typescript, correspondence, 1928
Box 25   Folder 9

Reviews of Barton's publications, 1920-1928

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 45, Folders 27-29

Series IV: Writings by Others

This series is composed of both published and unpublished texts not authored

by William E. Barton.

Box 25   Folder 10

  • Colonel W.J. Anderson, "Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln," 1921
  • Paul Angle, "Atlantic Monthly Lincoln Letters Spurious," 1928
  • Bruce Barton, "We Need More Men Like Lincoln," undated
  • Robert Barton - Multiple typescripts, 1949
  • Roy P. Basler, "Abraham Lincoln - Artist," 1938
  • F. Lauriston Bullard, "Lincoln Pardons Conspirator on Plea of an English Stateman," 1939
  • F. Lauriston Bullard, "The Other Lincoln," 1941
Box 26   Folder 1

  • Colonel Charles Pomeroy Button, "Lincoln as Antagonist," 1901
  • W.J. Cameron, "Washington and Lincoln," 1937
  • W.J. Cameron, "The Lines in Lincoln’s Face," 1939
  • Rev. George Candee, "A Sermon on the Death of President Lincoln," 1865
  • Josephine Craven Chandler, "Lincoln in Springfield," 1930
  • William Ellery Channing, "Was Abraham Lincoln a Christian?" undated
  • B.J. Cigrand Abraham Lincoln: Prophet and Patriot, 1925
  • Charles H. Coleman, "Sarah Bush Lincoln, the Mother Who Survived Him," from the Lincoln Herald, 1952
  • : Maria T. Davies, "Sisters of Lincoln's Mother," 1923
  • Maria T. Davies, "The History of Mercer and Boyle Counties," undated
  • Daniel Kilham Dodge, "Lincoln’s Qualifications for the Presidency: Outline of an Address before the Chicago Historical Society," 1925
Box 26   Folder 2

George A. Dondero, "Why Lincoln Wore a Beard" - Typescript, correspondence, clippings, photograph, 1860-1931

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 48, Folder 5
Box 26   Folder 3

  • Lincoln Dubois, "Personal Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln," undated
  • Hon. Daniel Fish, "The Religion of Abraham Lincoln," 1896
  • Hannah M. Fisher, "Lincoln, the World’s Noblest Hero," 1930
  • John Huston Finley, "The Education of Lincoln," 1927
  • Margaret Flint, "Chronology of Illinois History," 1955
  • Thomas Wakefield Goodspeed, "Lincoln and Douglas with Some Personal Reminiscences," 1933
  • James M. Graham, "Abraham Lincoln," 1913
Box 26   Folder 4

Walter Graves, "Abraham Lincoln and Fundamentalism," "Abraham Lincoln" - Typescript, correspondence, 1925

Box 26   Folder 5

  • Carl R. Gray, "The Lincoln Car on Union Pacific, 1865," 1937
  • Elizabeth Todd Grimely, "Six Months in the White House," undated
  • Josiah Grout, "A Soldier’s Tribute to His Chief," 1925
  • George P. Hambrecht, "Abraham Lincoln: His Spirit Lives," undated
  • Elizabeth Harlow-Goetz, "The Simplicity of Greatness and the Greatness of Simplicity," 1915
  • Jacob Louis Hasbrouck, "Lincoln in Some of his Unheroic Hours," 1938
Box 26   Folder 6-7

Emanuel Hertz - Multiple writings, 1927-1930

Box 26   Folder 8

  • Max J. Herzberg, "A Guide to the Study of the Historical Photoplay ‘Young Mr. Lincoln,’" 1939
  • John Wesley Hill, "Lincoln the Lawyer," 1933
  • Herbert Hoover, "Address at the Dedication of the Remodeled Tomb of Abraham Lincoln," 1931
  • Z.P. Hotchkiss, "How I Told Lincoln of His Election," 1909
  • M.L. Houser, "The Education of Abraham Lincoln," 1938
  • Beverly W. Howe, "Two Hours and Two Minutes, or Lincoln and Everett at Gettysburg," 1937
  • Harvey Ingham, "Lincoln in Iowa," undated
  • Edgar DeWitt Jones, "Abraham Lincoln, Apostle of Brotherhood," undated
  • Roy V. Jordan, "Abe Lincoln in Southern Illinois: A Tableau in Four Scenes," undated
  • Edward J. Kempf, "Abraham Lincoln's Organic and Emotional Neurosis," A.M.A. Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, Vol. 67, 1952
Box 26   Folder 9

  • Charles Zebrina Lincoln, address delivered at a meeting of The Lincoln Historical and Genealogical Association, 1906
  • Stephen T. Logan, "Stephen T. Logan Talks about Lincoln," 1928
  • Matthew S. Marsh, "Letter to the Folks," 1926
  • Peter Marshall, "From Laurie to Lincoln," 1939
  • O.M. Mather, "Thomas Lincoln's Accounts with Elizabethtown Merchants," 1930
Box 26   Folder 10

Stewart McClelland - Multiple writings, 1939

Box 27   Folder 1

  • Colonel A.K. McClure, "The Night at Harrisburg: A Reminiscence of Lincoln's Journey to Washington in 1861," 1895
  • R. Gerald McMurtry, "Fort Wayne's Contacts with Abraham Lincoln," 1966
  • E.S. Meany and J.G.B., "A French Tribute to Lincoln," 1936
  • George Fort Milton, "Lincoln and the Modern World," 1939
  • Chas L.C. Minor, "The Real Lincoln, from the Testimony of his Contemporaries," undated
  • Honoré Willsie Morrow, "Lincoln Among the Trees," 1935
  • Robert Russa Moton, "The Negro's Debt to Lincoln," 1922
  • Rev. Elias Nason, "Eulogy on Abraham Lincoln," 1865
  • O.H. Oldroyd, "How My Eightieth Birthday was Celebrated," 1922
  • R.D. Packard, "Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt," 1938
  • Admiral Porter, "Lincoln at Richmond," undated
  • Anna Rice Powell, "The New Abolitionists: the International Federation for the Abolition of State Regulation of Vice and the Promotion of Social Purity," 1888
Box 27   Folder 2

  • Harry E. Pratt, "Lincoln's Inner Circle: Thirty-one Pictures of
  • Abraham Lincoln and His Family, Cabinet, Home, Statues and Tomb," 1955
  • Harry E. Pratt, "Lincoln in the Legislature," 1947
  • Addison G. Proctor, "The Slave-Holding Indians," 1920
  • J.G. Randall, "Has the Lincoln Theme Been Exhausted?" 1936
  • Rev. J.A. Reed - Funeral address delivered upon the death of Mary Todd Lincoln, correspondence, 1882, 1930
Box 27   Folder 3

  • Albert T. Reid, "Boston Corbett: the Man of Mystery of the Lincoln Drama," 1929
  • E.F. Rudeen, "Lincoln, a Christian, though not a 'Campbellite,'" 1923
  • Carl Sandburg, script of broadcast on the eve of the presidential election, November 4, 1940
  • Dorothy Schuller, "A Reminiscence of Benjamin Franklin Stoneberger, 1852-1939: A Lincoln Student," 1939
  • Milton H. Shutes, "Republican Nominating Convention of 1860: A California Report," undated
  • T.V. Smith, Typescript of address delivered to the Illinois State Senate on Lincoln's birthday, 1935
  • Smith Stimmel, "Personal Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln," undated
  • William O. Stoddard, "A Journalist Sees Lincoln," 1925
  • John W. Starr, Jr., "Abraham Lincoln's Religion in His Eldest Son's Estimation," 1926
Box 27   Folder 4

James Tanner, "The Passing of Abraham Lincoln" - Typescripts, correspondence, 1924

Box 27   Folder 5

  • Wayne C. Temple, "Builder of Lincoln's Home: Page Eaton," undated
  • Wayne C. Temple, "Lincoln as Seen by C.C. Brown," 1963
  • Benjamin P. Thomas, "Profile of a President," chapter nineteen from Thomas' Abraham Lincoln, 1952
  • Wayne Townley, "Story of Abraham Lincoln’s Lost Speech," 1924
  • Bartow A. Ulrich, "Abraham Lincoln and Constitutional Government" - Clippings, correspondence, 1919-1921
  • Clarendon E. Van Norman, "A Rotarian in Lincoln Land," 1954
  • Artemus Ward, "On his Visit to Abe Lincoln," 1860, 1939
  • Louis A. Warren, "Abraham Lincoln: A Concise Biography," undated
  • Raymond Warren, "Abraham Lincoln as a Spiritual Influence: An Address by Raymond Warren," 1929
  • Otho Wiecker, "The Story of an Artist, while executing a portrait-sketch, the first from life, of Abraham Lincoln," undated
  • Bell I. Wiley, "Abraham Lincoln: a Southerner's Estimate After 110 Years," (as part of the Andrew W. Mellon Lectures in the Humanities), 1975
Box 27   Folder 6

  • Major General Forrester Williams, "General Sheridan's Bad Temper," undated
  • Unknown, "Life of Abe Lincoln of Illinois," 1860
  • Unknown, "Reminiscences of Stephen A. Douglas," The Atlantic Monthly, 1861
  • Unknown, Sermon delivered in Hawaii upon the announcement of Lincoln's death, 1865
  • Unknown, "Abraham Lincoln," (foreign-language publication), 1893
  • Unknown, "Lincoln's Literary Experiments," 1894
Box 27   Folder 7

Unknown, "Two Portraits of Lincoln" and "How it Began," both published in the University of Chicago's The Courier, 1934, 1939

Box 27   Folder 8

  • Unknown, "The Lincoln Who Lives in Anecdote," Readers Digest, 1959
  • Unknown, "Abraham Lincoln on Prohibition," undated
  • Unknown, "Stephen A. Douglas and Gen. Sam. Houston," undated
  • Unknown, "The Duty of the Hour," undated
  • Unknown, "A New Story About Lincoln," undated
  • Unknown, "Lincoln's Place in the Universe," undated

Series V: Research

This is the largest series in the collection. It houses a variety of research materials, the bulk of which are Lincoln related. These include: correspondence, hand-written notes, partial typescripts, photographs, bibliographical materials, and newspaper clippings. The series is divided into six subseries: (1) Lincoln Genealogy and Family, (2) The Civil War, (3) Lincoln Portraits and Memorials, (4) Photographs and Prints, (5) Bibliography, and (6) General Research Materials. Of particular interest is Subseries 2: The Civil War, as it contains a small but interesting collection of correspondence.

Series VII: Oversize Materials also houses a variety of interesting Civil War texts and artifacts, including newspaper clippings and an anti-slavery printed textile. Additional material on Lincoln genealogy can be found in Series III.

Subseries 1: Lincoln Genealogy and Family

Box 27   Folder 9-10

Materials regarding Lincoln’s relationship to the Hanks family - Notes, correspondence, photographs, maps, field notes from trips to Virginia, clippings, 1922-1929

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folders 5-7
Box 28   Folder 1-6

Materials regarding Lincoln’s relationship to the Hanks family - Notes, correspondence, photographs, maps, field notes from trips to Virginia, clippings, 1922-1929

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folders 5-7
Box 29   Folder 1

Research materials gathered by James A. Peterson regarding the Lucy Hanks controversy, writings, 1976

Box 29   Folder 2

Materials regarding Virginia, home of the Hanks family - Maps, clippings, correspondence, book of porches and porticos, undated

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folders 8-10
Box 29   Folder 3-8

Notes and clippings regarding Lincoln's ancestry, including some materials regarding the Hanks and Sparrow families, photographs and postcards, typescripts, correspondence, clippings, 1908-1931

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folders 2-4
Box 30   Folder 1-3

Notes and clippings regarding Lincoln's ancestry, including some materials regarding the Hanks and Sparrow families, photographs and postcards, typescripts, correspondence, clippings, 1908-1931

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folders 2-4
Box 30   Folder 4

Notes on Lincoln's English ancestry, undated

Box 30   Folder 5

Notes, correspondence, and photographs regarding Lincoln’s ancestry, specifically John and Richard Berry, 1923

Box 30   Folder 6

Correspondence with Hon. Daniel Fish regarding Lincoln's ancestry and other Lincoln matters, 1909-1921

Box 30   Folder 7

Notes and papers regarding Lincoln's genealogy, 1930

Box 30   Folder 8

List of birth and death dates for descendants of David Hubbard and Prudence Goodrich, undated

Box 30   Folder 9-10

Materials regarding Lincoln's paternity - Correspondence, notes, maps, Knights of Columbus pamphlet, clipping, 1919-1921

Box 31   Folder 1

"Lincoln Marriage Temple" - Bound volume devoted to marriage site of Lincoln’s parents, undated

Box 31   Folder 2

Pamphlet put together by the Elizabethtown Women's Club and titled "Sarah Bush Lincoln, the Beloved Foster Mother of Abraham Lincoln: A Memorial," 1922

Box 31   Folder 3

Materials related to Mary Todd Lincoln - Notes, newspaper clipping, photos, copy of Justin G. Turner's "The Mary Lincoln Letters to Mrs. Felician Slataper," 1929-1956

Box 31   Folder 4

"Mary Todd Lincoln as Her Sisters Remembered Her," excerpt from Herndon manuscripts, undated

Box 31   Folder 5

Materials related to Robert Todd Lincoln - Correspondence, clippings, notes, 1926-1930

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folders 11-12
Box 31   Folder 6

Letter from Katherine Helm, Abraham Lincoln’s niece, containing a cut from the curtains that hung in Thomas Lincoln’s house, 1929

Box 31   Folder 7

Materials regarding route taken by the Lincoln family to Illinois - Correspondence, clippings, notes, map, 1921-1928

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folders 13-14
Box 31   Folder 8-10

Materials regarding the Lincoln Migration Centennial - Clippings, correspondence, event programs, 1930

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folder 15

Subseries 2: The Civil War

Box 31   Folder 11

Materials regarding the abolition of slavery - State legislature documents, clippings, 1836-1911

Box 31   Folder 12

Materials related to Orville H. Browning - Correspondence, notes, excerpts from Browning’s diary, 1851-1924

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folder 18
Box 31   Folder 13

Notes on The Diary of Orville Hickman Browning, undated

Box 31   Folder 14

Civil War era caricatures with introduction, 1856-1872

Box 31A   Folder 1-3

Materials regarding Lincoln-Douglas debates - Clippings, notes, typescripts, correspondence, writings, 1858-1955

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folders 22-23
Box 32   Folder 1-3

General Civil War materials - Clippings, Union flags, veteran symbols, photographs, correspondence, notes, collection of sermons, typescripts, 1861-1923

Box 32   Folder 4

Bound volume titled "The Revolution of 1860: A Speech Delivered by Mr. Sickles, of New York, in the House of Representatives, January 16th, 1861," undated

Box 32   Folder 5

Copy of Lincoln letter to Horace Greeley, correspondence, 1862, 1923

Box 32   Folder 6

Letters of Charles A. Scott, a clerk for a quartermaster’s office of the Army of the Potomac, to his unidentified sister, 1862-1864

Box 32   Folder 7-8

Civil War songbooks and lyric sheets, 1864-1902

Box 32   Folder 9

Small scrapbook titled "Old Lincoln and His Fellows in the Abolitionist's Government: Copperhead Handbill of 1864," 1864

Box 32   Folder 10-11

The Gettysburg Address - Copies of the address, pamphlet on the address, booklet titled Lincoln at The Wills Home and The Gettysburg Address, November 18-19, 1863, pamphlets, booklets, Barton text titled "Lincoln at Gettysburg," correspondence, clippings, map, 1884-1950

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folder 26
Box 33   Folder 1

The Gettysburg Address - Copies of the address, pamphlet on the address, booklet titled Lincoln at The Wills Home and The Gettysburg Address, November 18-19, 1863, pamphlets, booklets, Barton text titled "Lincoln at Gettysburg," correspondence, clippings, map, 1884-1950

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folder 26
Box 33   Folder 2

Booklet titled "The Loyalists of Tennessee in the Late War," 1887

Box 33   Folder 3

Materials regarding John Brown - Program for memorial, text of ode to Brown, notes, clippings, and typescript of "Reminiscences of John Brown and his Friends," 1911-1930

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folder 25
Box 33   Folder 4

Materials regarding Lincoln-Bixby letter - Clipping, notes, and a copy of The Literary Digest, which contains an article regarding the letter, 1925

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 46, Folder 21
Box 33   Folder 5

Prints of Stephen A. Douglas, undated

Box 33   Folder 6

Lists of Union and Confederate officers - original folder states that each entry includes the number of pictures, clippings, and letters of each in the collection, though which collection this refers to is unclear, undated

Subseries 3: Lincoln Portraits and Memorials

Box 33   Folder 7

Commemorative Lincoln medals, 1864-1865

Box 33   Folder 8-11

Materials related to statues, portraits, and busts of Lincoln, as well as memorials to Lincoln - Clippings, correspondence, reproductions, pamphlets, programs, 1886-1950

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 47, Folders 1-2
Box 34   Folder 1-5

Materials related to statues, portraits, and busts of Lincoln, as well as memorials to Lincoln - Clippings, correspondence, reproductions, pamphlets, programs, 1886-1950

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 47, Folders 1-2
Box 34   Folder 6

Booklet titled "Oration on Major General Hancock at Gettysburg," 1886

Box 34   Folder 7

"Abraham Lincoln in Contemporary " - Booklet, 1901

Box 34   Folder 8

Booklet produced for the schools of Illinois and titled "The One Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Abraham Lincoln," 1908

Box 34   Folder 9

Pamphlets and programs for Lincoln birthday celebrations, 1916-1924

Box 35    Folder 1

Materials related to Douglas Volk’s portraits of Lincoln - Clippings, photograph, correspondence, 1926-1936

  • SEE ALSO Series II: Roy E. Tomlinson, Box 12, Folder 11
Box 35    Folder 2

Booklet titled "Trails and Shrines of Abraham Lincoln," 1934

Box 35    Folder 3

Reprint titled "Lincoln Memorials in Many States," 1937

Box 35    Folder 4

Book of Lincoln portraits presented in stamp format, 1941

Box 35    Folder 5

Booklet titled "Abraham Lincoln's Sesqui-Centennial Birthday Celebration, under the auspices of the Japan-American Cultural Society," 1963

Box 35    Folder 6

Booklet titled "A Guide to the Shrines of Abraham Lincoln," undated

Box 35    Folder 7

Programs for the Lincoln Centennial Association's banquet celebrating the birth of Lincoln, 1910

Subseries 4: Photographs and Prints

Box 35    Folder 8

Blank postcards and envelopes, undated

Box 35    Folder 9-11

Photographs, prints, and negatives - Berea, cemeteries, Malmesbury, portraits, and a variety of other subjects, undated

Box 36   Folder 1-7

Photographs, prints, and negatives - Berea, cemeteries, Malmesbury, portraits, and a variety of other subjects, undated

Box 37   Folder 1

Photographs of manuscripts and correspondence, undated

Box 37   Folder 2

Prints of military and other officials, undated

Subseries 5: Bibliography

Box 37   Folder 3

List of newspaper references to Lincoln as compiled by the Library of Congress, 1922

Box 37   Folder 4

A Catalogue of Lincolniana, correspondence, 1930

Box 37   Folder 5

Booklet containing the titles of bulletins and indexes for Bulletins One to Five Hundred at the Lincoln National Life Foundation, 1939

Box 37   Folder 6

  • Guidebook for the department of Lincolniana at Lincoln Memorial University, 1939
  • The Lincoln Collection of the Illinois State Historical Library, 1940
  • Lincoln Collections in the Library of Congress, 1942
  • Sifting the Herndon Sources, 1948
  • Special issue of The American Book Collector titled "Following Abraham Lincoln," undated
Box 37   Folder 7

Lincoln Topics - Published volume containing bibliographies for various Lincoln research topics, 1951

Box 37   Folder 8

Information on Lincoln-related holdings at the University of Kentucky Library, program for Civil War roundtable at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1962-1963

  • SEE ALSO Series V: Research, Subseries II: The Civil War
Box 37   Folder 9

A Catalogue of Lincolniana, with an Essay on Lincoln Autographs by the Rev. Dr. William E. Barton, undated

Box 37   Folder 10

Lincoln, the War & the Confederacy: Books, Pamphlets, Broadsides, and a Few Maps & Pictures, undated

Box 37   Folder 11

Bibliographic notes and clippings, undated

Box 38   Folder 1-3

Bibliographic notes and clippings, undated

Subseries 6: General Research

Box 38   Folder 4

Materials related to Lincoln land transactions - deeds, land grants, correspondence, 1780-1928

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 47, Folder 8
Box 38   Folder 5

Several typescripts of articles published in The Sangamo Journal, 1837-1840

Box 38   Folder 6

Copy of letter from Lincoln to J.M. Clayton, 1849

Box 38   Folder 7-9

Collection of editorials believed by Barton to be written by either Lincoln or Herndon, as well as Barton’s notes on these editorials, 1854, 1928

Box 39   Folder 1

Published copy of Lincoln reply to invitation to address Jefferson commemoration, 1859, 1937

Box 39   Folder 2-4

Newspaper clippings on Lincoln related themes, 1860-1931

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 47, Folders 11-16
Box 39   Folder 5

Illinois Republican Convention - Newspaper accounts, typescripts of speeches, daily reports, 1860

Box 39   Folder 6

Multiple publications (pamphlets, booklets) of the Loyal Publication Society, 1863-1865

Box 39   Folder 7

Materials regarding Lincoln's tomb - Correspondence, clippings, 1865-1923

Box 39   Folder 8

Materials regarding Lincoln's nomination for office - Clippings, correspondence, notes, typescripts, first-hand accounts, 1866-1929

Box 39   Folder 9

Materials regarding Lincoln's defense of Armstrong - Notes, correspondence, articles, 1866-1924

Box 39   Folder 10-11

Lincoln's critics - Clippings, correspondence, 1884-1931

Box 39   Folder 12

Materials related to Lincoln’s inventions - Newspaper clippings, prints of Lincoln’s inventions, prints from the U.S. Patent Office, 1899, 1935

Box 39   Folder 13

Extracts from letter written by Geo. H. Platt to his sister Mary Platt Hoover, February 1900

Box 39   Folder 14

Abraham Lincoln as Attorney for the Illinois Central Railroad Company, book about Lincoln's involvement with the company that includes original text and reproductions of manuscripts, 1905

Box 39   Folder 15

Underground railroad - Correspondence between Harlow Lindby and Professor E.E. Sparks regarding the railroad, a photograph of Governor Morton's birthplace, and a booklet titled "Headquarters, Newport, IND., Underground Railroad," 1905

Box 40   Folder 1

Copy of Pearson’s Magazine, July 1906

Box 40   Folder 2

Copies of The Advance: A Progressive Religious Weekly, which include articles about Lincoln, 1916-1917

Box 40   Folder 3

Materials regarding Lincoln’s assassination - Clippings, notes, correspondence, articles, 1917-1929

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 47, Folders 9-10
Box 40   Folder 4

Materials regarding New Salem - Notes, print, clippings and correspondence, 1918-1919

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 47, Folder 19
Box 40   Folder 5

Research notes regarding Hardin Wallace Masters, B.P. and Anna Herndon, Clinton L. Conkling, Thomas Stevens, G.W. Murray, and H.B. Rankin, related correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1920-1926

Box 40   Folder 6-7

Materials related to Lincoln impersonators, films, and plays - Playbills, prints, correspondence, photographs, stills, 1920-1924

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 48, Folders 1-3
Box 40   Folder 8-9

Materials related to Lincoln and Chicago - Correspondence, notes, clippings, Chicago Historical Society programs and invitations, Barton typescript titled "Lincoln and Chicago," 1921-1924

Box 40   Folder 10

Materials related to fellow Lincoln enthusiast E.W. Baker - Clippings, documented recollections of Lincoln, correspondence, 1921-1922

Box 40   Folder 11

Typescript of address given by Barton at the Shiloh Church, which is adjacent to the cemetery where Thomas and Sally Lincoln are buried, related newspaper clippings, 1922

Box 40   Folder 12

Interview with Hon. A.G. Proctor, notes, clippings, 1922-1924

Box 41   Folder 1

Clippings of reviews of Lincoln-themed publications, 1923-1924

Box 41   Folder 2

Notes regarding Susan D. Baker, a fellow Lincoln enthusiast - photos of Baker, copies of her Lincoln-themed poetry, ca. 1923

Box 41   Folder 3

Booklet of Lincoln quotations titled "Abraham Lincoln Said: July 1834 to November 7, 1860

Box 41   Folder 4

Materials regarding Barton's participation in the Sixth Annual Indiana History Conference - Programs, notes, correspondence, 1924

Box 41   Folder 5

Lincoln's Last Speech in Springfield in the Campaign of 1858 - Book that contains a newspaper reprint, introductory remarks, the text of Lincoln's speech, and a first-hand account by John H. Morgan, 1925

Box 41   Folder 6

"One Year in Retrospect: an Editorial Review of the First Twelve Months of the Administration of Abraham Lincoln," 1925

Box 41   Folder 7

Oral history of Mrs. Adolph Heile, as recorded by Barton, 1927

Box 41   Folder 8

"Abraham Lincoln on the Coming of the Tractor," 1929

Box 41   Folder 9

Materials regarding Lincoln log cabin in Boston - Correspondence, clippings, press release, notes, Barton typescripts titled "The Lincoln Cabin on Boston Common," 1928-1929

Box 41   Folder 10-11

Materials regarding research trip - Notes, maps, booklets, photographs, 1930

Box 41   Folder 12

Copy of "Lincoln's Springfield: A Guide Book and Brief History," 1938

Box 41   Folder 13

Transcript of University of Chicago Round Table titled "What Would Lincoln Think?" 1939

Box 41   Folder 14

Copy of The Lincoln Log Cabin Almanac, 1940

Box 41   Folder 15

Transcript of CBS program titled "Dear Mr. Lincoln," 1947

Box 41   Folder 16

Transcript of radio broadcast titled "The Lincoln Men," 1948

Box 41   Folder 17

Copy of The Abraham Lincoln Quarterly, 1950

Box 42   Folder 1

Copy of Illinois State Parks and Memorials (Lincoln memorials listed in index), undated

Box 42   Folder 2-3

Notes on the Lamon copies of the Herndon manuscripts, Herndon correspondence regarding "Herndon's Lincoln," undated

Box 42   Folder 4

A Chronology of Lincoln's life and time, undated

Box 42   Folder 5

List of names and addresses titled "Pilgrim Memorial Fund Commission," undated

Box 42   Folder 6

of letters written by Lincoln, undated

Box 42   Folder 7

Materials regarding the American flag - histories, bill regarding the flag, photograph, booklet titled "My Flag," images of the flag, clippings, undated

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 47, Folder 20
Box 42   Folder 8

Notes on John Hay's diary and on the letters and diaries of C.F. and J.S. Black, undated

Box 42   Folder 9

Original broadside calling for Lincoln’s resignation, undated

Box 42   Folder 10

Set of engravings, with plates and prints, undated

Box 42   Folder 11-12

General research notes, many handwritten, and covering a variety of topics, undated

Series VI: Materials Unrelated to Lincoln

Box 43   Folder 1-3

General research notes, many handwritten, and covering a variety of topics, undated

Box 43   Folder 4

Materials related to Berea and Berea College - Program for Berea College anniversary celebrations (1885), and correspondence from Berea College president (1904), 1885-1904

  • SEE ALSO Series VII: Oversize Materials, Box 48, Folder 13
Box 43   Folder 5

Copy of "Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its Fortieth Annual Meeting," 1892

Box 43   Folder 6

Reviews of Mabel Fuller Blodget's At the Queen's Mercy, 1896- 1897

Box 43   Folder 7-8

Materials regarding Barton's travels - Photographs, clippings, correspondence, schedules, booklets, 1904-1909

Box 43   Folder 9

Notes on Barton's meeting with President and Mrs. Coolidge, correspondence, 1924

Box 43   Folder 10

WM. Burton Benham, "The Life of Osborn H. Oldroyd," 1927

Box 43   Folder 11

Obituaries for Barton, 1930

Box 44   Folder 1

"A Chronicle Recording One Hundred Twenty-Five Years, 1818-1943," 1943

Box 44   Folder 2

Robert Barton, "William E. Barton - Biographer," 1946

Box 44   Folder 3

Tribute to George Joseph Ray, 1946

Box 44   Folder 4

Old inventories for the Lincoln collection, related clippings, 1923-1937

Box 44   Folder 5

General materials - Typescripts, business cards, booklets, pamphlets, clippings about Barton himself, typescript of biography of Barton, 1871-1946

Box 44   Folder 6

Portraits of Carl Sandburg, undated

Series VII: Oversize Materials

This series contains oversize materials. When possible, the ordering of this section mirrors that of the preceding six series. Of particular interest is a textile printed with anti-slavery parables and images (Box 46, Folder 27). The accompanying note suggests that the textile was a handkerchief, although whether this was actually the case is unclear. The textile and accompanying note are not dated.

Subseries 1: Correspondence

Box 45   Folder 1

Copy of newspaper The Greek Star which contains an article about Lincoln, 1922

Box 45   Folder 2

Copy of The Sky Rocket newspaper, 1929

Box 45   Folder 3

Clipping of newspaper article on the Minutemen, 1929

Box 45   Folder 4

Copy of The Pocahontas Times newspaper, 1930

Subseries 2: Roy E. Tomlinson

Box 45   Folder 5

Envelopes from Tomlinson collection, 1947-1948

Box 45   Folder 6

Newspaper clippings from Tomlinson collection, 1923-1959

Box 45   Folder 7-8

Clippings from the Foxboro Recorder, 1948-1953

Box 45   Folder 9

Map of Lincoln's 1848 visit to Massachusetts, 1948

Box 45   Folder 10

Maps that accompany Mary M. Flannery correspondence, undated

Subseries 3: Writings

Box 45   Folder 11

Clippings regarding Walt Whitman, 1911-1927

Box 45   Folder 12

Newspaper clippings regarding Lincoln's maternity and Nancy Hanks, 1925-1927

Box 45   Folder 13

Newspaper clippings regarding "Lincoln's Lost Grandmothers," 1925

Box 45   Folder 14

"The Man Who Married Lincoln's Parents" - Clippings regarding Jesse Head, 1922

Box 45   Folder 15

"Abraham Lincoln of Illinois" (address delivered before the Union League Club of Chicago) - Clippings, 1922

Box 45   Folder 16

"Abraham Lincoln was a Lee" - Proofs from Good Housekeeping, 1928

Box 45   Folder 17

"Following the Footsteps of Lincoln" - Clippings, 1922

Box 45   Folder 18

"Lincoln and Liquor" - Clipping, undated

Box 45   Folder 19

"Lincoln and Temperance" - Clipping, 1928

Box 45   Folder 20

"The Lincoln Log Cabins" - Clippings, 1927

Box 45   Folder 21

"A Lincoln Mystery Solved" - Clipping, 1926

Box 45   Folder 22

"Lincoln's Wit and Humor" - Clipping, 1929

Box 45   Folder 23

"The Lincolns in their Old Kentucky Home" - Galley proofs, maps, clippings, 1925

Box 45   Folder 24

The Soul of Abraham Lincoln - Clippings, 1930

Box 45   Folder 25

"The Spiritual Evolution of Lincoln," 1920

  • "Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln," 1925
  • "Lincoln’s Springfield Minister," 1920
Box 45   Folder 26

Newspaper clippings related to research on The Women Lincoln Loved - 1919-1922

Box 45   Folder 27-29

Reviews of Barton's work, 1921-1930

Subseries 4: Research

Box 46   Folder 1

Copy of letters exchanged by the Rutledge family, 1865

Box 46   Folder 2-4

Materials regarding Lincoln's family and ancestry - Maps, articles, clippings, and photos, 1920-1928

Box 46   Folder 5-7

Materials regarding the Hanks family - Clippings, maps, 1925-1929

Box 46   Folder 8-10

Materials regarding Nancy Hanks' birthplace in West Virginia - Clippings, maps, 1929

Box 46   Folder 11-12

Clippings regarding the death of Robert Todd Lincoln, 1926

Box 46   Folder 13-14

Materials regarding route taken by the Lincoln family to Illinois - Clippings, 1921

Box 46   Folder 15

Maps regarding the Lincoln Migration Centennial, 1929

Box 46   Folder 16

Text titled "Bastard: the True Definition of It," undated

Subseries 5: The Civil War

Box 46   Folder 17

Copy of Illinois state legislature document titled "Resolutions respecting abolition societies," 1836

Box 46   Folder 18

Copy of the Congressional Record in which Browning speaks on the War, 1862

Box 46   Folder 19

Copy of Washington Chronicle with cover story on the accomplices of John Wilkes Booth, 1865

Box 46   Folder 20

Posters of Civil War era flags, 1912

Box 46   Folder 21

Bixby Letter - Newspaper clippings, notes, and correspondence regarding the authentication of a letter supposedly written by Lincoln to the mother of five sons killed in the Civil War, 1925-1926

Box 46   Folder 22-23

Lincoln-Douglas Debates - Newspaper clippings marking anniversary, related correspondence, clipping of text of speech delivered by Douglas at North Market Hall, 1854-1922

Box 46   Folder 24

Clipping regarding the pardon of William Scott, 1922

Box 46   Folder 25

Clippings regarding Knox College commemoration of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, 1928

Box 46   Folder 26

Clipping regarding the Gettysburg address, 1930

Box 46   Folder 27

Textile printed with anti-slavery parables and images, titled "The Poor Slave: Dedicated to the Friends of Humanity," accompanying note on the textile's provenance, undated

Box 46   Folder 28

Text titled "What Genuine Democrats Think of the Rebellion," undated

Subseries 6: Lincoln Portraits and Memorials

Box 47   Folder 1-2

Clippings regarding Lincoln memorials, statues, and busts, 1906- 1939

Box 47   Folder 3-4

Clippings of Lincoln portraits, 1912-1916

Box 47   Folder 5

Copy of The Searchlight: Official Organ of the Anti-Saloon League of Southern California, special issue devoted to Lincoln Memorial, February 1912

Box 47   Folder 6

Clipping from British newspaper Eastern Day Press regarding dedication of Lincoln memorial, correspondence, 1919-1924

Box 47   Folder 7

Clippings and correspondence regarding Mt. Rushmore, 1930

Subseries 7: General Research Materials

Box 47   Folder 8

Materials related to Lincoln land transactions - deeds, land grants, correspondence, 1780-1928

Box 47   Folder 9-10

Clippings regarding Lincoln's assassination, 1865-1929

Box 47   Folder 11-16

General newspaper clippings, including a small collection of reviews of Lincoln-related publications, 1868-1937

Box 47   Folder 17

Newspaper clipping from The Times of article titled "Let It Die," about the recent presidential election, November 10, 1880

Box 47   Folder 18

Maps, 1900-1922

Box 47   Folder 19

Map of New Salem, home of Abraham Lincoln, 1909

Box 47   Folder 20

Newspaper clippings regarding the American flag and Flag Day, 1908-1915

Box 48   Folder 1-3

Film materials - excerpt from The Pre-View (film magazine) regarding film on the life of Lincoln, movie/theater poster, and press release, 1923

Box 48   Folder 4

Materials regarding Lincoln's psychological health - Clippings, correspondence, 1927-1931

Box 48   Folder 5

Clippings regarding Lincoln's beard, 1930-1931

Box 48   Folder 6

Article from the New York Times on Lincoln in the Whitehouse, February 8, 1942

Box 48   Folder 7

Excerpt from Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, undated

Subseries 8: Materials Unrelated to Lincoln

Box 48   Folder 8

Bird's eye view of New York City, 1853

Box 48   Folder 9

Newspaper clippings regarding Barton himself, and in particular the Lincoln reading room that he established in Foxboro, 1925-1926

Box 48   Folder 10

Clippings unrelated to Lincoln, 1928

Box 48   Folder 11

Unidentified manuscript, undated

Box 48   Folder 12

Barton-Bushnell genealogy, undated

Box 48   Folder 13

Galley proofs for "The True Story of the Efforts to Save Berea," undated