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Guide to the Lincoln Collection Monuments and Memorials 1850-1927

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Lincoln Collection. Monuments and Memorials

Dates:

1850-1927

Size:

6 linear feet (5 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

The Lincoln Collection, Monuments and Memorials contains photographs and newspaper articles detailing monuments and memorial sites relating to Abraham Lincoln. It also includes printed reproductions of places and events relating to the Civil War. The collection forms part of the William E. Barton Collection of Lincoliana.

Information on Use

Access

This collection is open for research.

Citation

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

Biographical Note

Rev. William Eleazar Barton (1861-1930) 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, 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 for church organization 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 Lincoln Collection Monuments and Memorials makes up the portion of the Barton Collection of Lincolniana which maintains photographs and newspaper articles detailing monuments and memorial sites relating to Lincoln. The collection also contains reproductions of places and events relating to the Civil War. The Lincoln Collection Monuments and Memorials is arranged into three series: Series I, Lincoln Monuments and Memorials, Series II, Civil War Places and Events, Series III, Oversize. The images and articles in these series form part of William E. Barton’s extensive collection of Lincolniana.

Series I, Lincoln Monuments and Memorials, consists of photographs, articles, and a map detailing various sites that relate to the life and death of Lincoln. It is divided into three subseries according to location. This series is mainly comprised of sites located in Illinois, but also includes those in Washington D.C., and Kentucky. Sites include Lincoln’s childhood home, the gravesite of his father, Thomas Lincoln, and Ford Theater, where Lincoln was fatally injured. The map is of New Salem, IL where Lincoln resided from 1831-1837. See Series III, Oversize, for additional material.

Series II, Civil War Places and Events, consists of photographs, drawings, and articles on sites and occurrences relating to the Civil War. A large portion of this series contains scrapbook photographs and captions of monuments and memorials located in Gettysburg, PA as well as sites in Virginia and Maryland. These photographs are possible remnants of a trip taken by Barton through select Civil War states during 1900. They have been kept in the order in which they were received. The newspaper clippings as well as the daily illustrated newspapers detail the dedication of various Civil War monuments, including the Soldiers’ National Monument erected in Gettysburg, PA in 1869. The postcards contain photographs of Civil War monuments, a large portion of which are of those in Gettysburg, PA. The illustrations detail various events that occurred throughout the war, including the capture of rebel congressmen, naval conquests, and the execution of prisoners. There are standard and oversize reproductions of various events and places associated with the Civil War, including Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. There is an oversize map of the United States which was featured in the Illustrated London News in 1861. See Series III, Oversize, for additional material.

Series III, Oversize, contains oversize material and is arranged by size. Included are newspaper clippings, daily illustrated newspapers, maps, and reproductions of various places and events associated with the Civil War.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Lincoln Monuments and Memorials

Subseries 1: District of Columbia

Box 1   Folder 1

Washington, 1922

Box 1   Folder 2

Washington, 1927

Subseries 2: Illinois

Box 1   Folder 3

Bloomington, circa 1918-1921

Box 1   Folder 4

Charleston, circa 1915

Box 1   Folder 5

Chicago, circa 1909

Box 1   Folder 6

Danville, circa 1923

Box 1   Folder 7

Decatur, circa 1865-1904

Box 1   Folder 8

Dixon, circa 1903

Box 1   Folder 9

Freeport, circa 1903

Box 1   Folder 10

Galesburg, undated

Box 1   Folder 11

Goose Nest Prairie, 1895-1913

Box 1   Folder 12

Harristown, undated

Box 1   Folder 13

Jonesboro, circa 1908

Box 1   Folder 14

Kaskaskia, 1897

Box 1   Folder 15

Mattoon, 1924

Box 1   Folder 16

Monticello, undated

Box 1   Folder 17

New Salem, 1922-1925

Box 1   Folder 18

Oregon, 1903

Box 1   Folder 19

Ottawa, 1905-circa 1908

Box 1   Folder 20

Peoria, circa 1910

Box 1   Folder 21

Petersburg, 1921

Box 1   Folder 22

Pontiac, circa 1919

Box 1   Folder 23

Shelbyville, undated

Box 1   Folder 24

Springfield, 1858-1923

Box 1   Folder 25

Springfield, 1885-1922

Box 1   Folder 26

Unidentified, circa 1921

Subseries 3: Indiana

Box 1   Folder 27

Lincoln City, undated

Subseries 4: Kentucky

Box 1   Folder 28

Jefferson County, circa 1922

Box 1   Folder 29

Springfield, undated

Subseries 5: West Virginia

Box 1   Folder 30

Mineral County, 1927

Series II: Civil War Places and Events

Box 2   Folder 1

Event, Attack on Forts Jackson and St. Phillips, 1862

Box 2   Folder 2

Event, Battle and Retreat from Bull Run, undated

Box 2   Folder 3

Event, Battle of Chapin’s Farm, undated

Box 2   Folder 4

Event, Battle of Malvern Hill, undated

Box 2   Folder 5

Event, Battle of Mill Spring, 1862

Box 2   Folder 6

Event, Battle of Wilson’s Creek, 1861

Box 2   Folder 7

Event, Bombardment of Port Royal and Fort Sumter, 1861

Box 2   Folder 8

Event, Burnside’s Fleet, undated

Box 2   Folder 9

Event, Capture of Roanoke, Island, 1862

Box 2   Folder 10

Event, The Charge of Fredericksburg, VA, undated

Box 2   Folder 11

Event, Death of Sergeant Dyer, 1887

Box 2   Folder 12

Event, Destruction of the Gosport Navy Yard, undated

Box 2   Folder 13

Event, Destruction of the Privateer Petrel, undated

Box 2   Folder 14

Event, Execution of Lincoln Conspirators, 1865

Box 2   Folder 15

Event, The Fall of Reynolds, undated

Box 2   Folder 16

Event, Gen. Kearney’s Charge at the Battle of Chantilly, undated

Box 2   Folder 17

Event, Interview, Generals Sherman and Johnston, undated

Box 2   Folder 18

Event, Shiloh Battlefield and Battle of Stones Creek, 1862-1863

Box 2   Folder 19

Event, Siege of Vicksburg, 1863

Box 2   Folder 20

Event, Struggle on a Bridge during the Retreat from Manassas, undated

Box 2   Folder 21

Event, Surrender of General Lee, undated

Box 2   Folder 22

Event, War Bombed Building, undated

Box 2   Folder 23

Illustrations, undated

Box 2   Folder 24

Map of Gettysburg Battlefield and Hospitals, 1863

Box 2   Folder 25

Newspaper Clippings, 1879

Box 2   Folder 26

Place, Chesapeake Hospital, undated

Box 2   Folder 27

Place, Dumbarton Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, circa 1850

Box 2   Folder 28

Place, Hampton Roads, VA, undated

Box 2   Folder 29

Place, Interior of U.S. Ironclad Monitor "Montauk," undated

Box 2   Folder 30

Place, Libby Prison, undated

Box 2   Folder 31

Place, Liberty Hall, undated

Box 2   Folder 32

Place, Prison Camp at Andersonville, undated

Box 2   Folder 33

Place, Richmond Theatre, undated

Box 2   Folder 34

Place, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, 1893

Box 2   Folder 35

Place, Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial, undated

Box 2   Folder 36

Place, Vicksburg, MS, undated

Box 2   Folder 37

Place, View in the Shenandoah Valley, undated

Box 2   Folder 38

Place, View of Antietam Battleground, 1862

Box 2   Folder 39

Postcards, undated

Box 2   Folder 40

Scrapbook, The Bloody Cornfield at Antietam, 1900

Box 2   Folder 41

Scrapbook, The Fond of the Potomac River, 1900

Box 2   Folder 42

Scrapbook, 15th Mass Monument at Antietam, 1900

Box 2   Folder 43

Scrapbook, Burnside Bridge at Antietam, 1900

Box 2   Folder 44

Scrapbook, Durkard Church, Antietam, 1900

Box 2   Folder 45

Scrapbook, City Hotel, Antietam, 1900

Box 2   Folder 46

Scrapbook, Hotel Lewis, Hyattstown, MD, 1900

Box 2   Folder 47

Scrapbook, Monocacy River, 1900

Box 2   Folder 48

Scrapbook, Wagon Bridge, Monocacy River, 1900

Box 2   Folder 49

Scrapbook, Pipers Lane, Antietam Battlefield, 1900

Box 2   Folder 50

Scrapbook, Soldiers Monument National Cemetery, Antietam, 1900

Box 2   Folder 51

Scrapbook, D.R. Miller’s House, Antietam, 1900

Box 2   Folder 52

Scrapbook, Monument, Antietam Battlefield, 1900

Box 2   Folder 53

Scrapbook, Road Entering Frederick, MD, 1900

Box 2   Folder 54

Scrapbook, Confederate Fort Evans, 1900

Box 2   Folder 55

Scrapbook, Methodist Episcopal Church, Leesburg, VA, 1900

Box 2   Folder 56

Scrapbook, Hotel Linden, Leesburg, VA, 1900

Box 2   Folder 57

Scrapbook, "Meade" House, Leesburg, VA, 1900

Box 2   Folder 58

Scrapbook, U.S. National Military Cemetery, 1900

Box 2   Folder 59

Scrapbook, Confederate Fort Johnson, Leesburg, VA, 1900

Box 2   Folder 60

Scrapbook, Site of Former Prison (John Brown), Charlestown, W.VA, 1900

Box 2   Folder 61

Scrapbook, Stone-walled Road, Charlestown, W.VA, 1900

Box 2   Folder 62

Scrapbook, Blackford’s Ford, Potomac River, 1900

Box 3   Folder 1

Scrapbook, Leetown Roller Miller, Leetown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 2

Scrapbook, Ruins of Old Church, Charlestown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 3

Scrapbook, Old House, Charlestown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 4

Scrapbook, Keyes Ferry, Shenandoah River, 1900

Box 3   Folder 5

Scrapbook, Court House, Charlestown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 6

Scrapbook, Watson House, Charlestown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 7

Scrapbook, Home of Major Gen. Charles Lee, Leetown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 8

Scrapbook, Valley Hotel, Martinsburg, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 9

Scrapbook, Bluffs, Potomac River, 1900

Box 3   Folder 10

Scrapbook, Monument, "Here General Reynolds Fell," 1900

Box 3   Folder 11

Scrapbook, Monument, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 1900

Box 3   Folder 12

Scrapbook, Howard Avenue, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 13

Scrapbook, Barn of Christian Breckbill, Greenvillage, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 14

Scrapbook, Bridge over Yellow Breeches, Boiling Springs, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 15

Scrapbook, Soldiers Monument, Carlisle, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 16

Scrapbook, Equestrian Statue of General Meade, 1900

Box 3   Folder 17

Scrapbook, Crawford’s Arc, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 18

Scrapbook, Site of General Sickles’ Injury, 1900

Box 3   Folder 19

Scrapbook, Monument, Stephens Battery 5th Maine, 1900

Box 3   Folder 20

Scrapbook, View of Bridge and Monuments, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 21

Scrapbook, Equestrian Statue of Gen. John F. Reynolds, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 22

Scrapbook, Monument, 1st New York Light Infantry, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 23

Scrapbook, Devils Den, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 24

Scrapbook, McCurdy School House, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 25

Scrapbook, Emmittsburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 26

Scrapbook, Franklin Hotel, Carlisle, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 27

Scrapbook, Monument, 1st Mass Infantry, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 28

Scrapbook, Barlow’s Knoll, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 29

Scrapbook, Monument 44th New York Regiment, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 30

Scrapbook, Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 31

Scrapbook, Lee’s Headquarters, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 32

Scrapbook, High Water Mark, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 33

Scrapbook, General Meade’s Headquarters, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 34

Scrapbook, Statue, General Warren, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 35

Scrapbook, Monument, General Buford, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 36

Scrapbook, Monument, 90 Pennsylvania Regiment, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 37

Scrapbook, Stone House, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 38

Scrapbook, Stone House, Boiling Springs, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 39

Scrapbook, Miller’s Hotel, Chambersburg, PA, 1900

Series III: Oversize

Box 4   Folder 1

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 1895

Box 4   Folder 2

Diagram of the United States, 1861

Box 4   Folder 3

Event, 2nd Battle of Bull Run, VA, 1862

Box 4   Folder 4

Event, Battle, undated

Box 4   Folder 5

Event, Battle of Pea Ridge Ark, 1862

Box 4   Folder 6

Event, Battery "L" 5th U.S. Artillery, Stuart’s Place, undated

Box 4   Folder 7

Event, Execution of Four Conspirators, 1865

Box 4   Folder 8

Event, Grand Review of the Army, Washington, D.C., 1881

Box 4   Folder 9

Event, "In Commemoration of the Glorious Victories of 3rd and 9th of April 1865," Richmond, VA, 1865

Box 4   Folder 10

Event, Signing of the Proclamation of Emancipation, 1863

Box 4   Folder 11

Event, "Terrific Engagement Between the ‘Monitor’ 2 guns, ‘Merrimac’ 10 guns, 1862

Box 4   Folder 12

Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 1886

Box 4   Folder 13

Map, New Salem, IL, undated

Box 4   Folder 14

Newspaper Clipping, circa 1869

Box 4   Folder 15

Place, Bird’s Eye View of 6th St. Wharf, Washington, D.C., 1863

Box 4   Folder 16

Place, Camp Northumberland, Washington, D.C. 1861

Box 4   Folder 17

Place, Camp Wool, Baltimore, MD, 1862

Box 4   Folder 18

Place, Campbell U.S. General Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 4   Folder 19

Place, Carver Barracks, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 4   Folder 20

Place, Cliffbourne Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1862

Box 4   Folder 21

Place, Douglas and Stanton Hospitals, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 4   Folder 22

Place, Finley U.S. General Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 4   Folder 23

Place, Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, M.D., 1862

Box 4   Folder 24

Place, Hartford’s Soldiers Memorial, undated

Box 4   Folder 25

Place, Havewood Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 4   Folder 26

Place, Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 4   Folder 27

Place, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., undated

Box 4   Folder 28

Place, Mount Pleasant Hospitals, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 4   Folder 29

Place, The Republican Wigwam, Chicago, IL, 1860

Box 4   Folder 30

Place, Soldier’s Home, Washington, D.C., 1863

Box 4   Folder 31

Place, Soldiers Rest, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 4   Folder 32

Place, View of Washington City, D.C., 1862

Box 5   Folder 1

Event, Siege of Atlanta, undated

Box 5   Folder 2

Map of United States, 1861[located in Lincoln Collection Elephants]

Box 5   Folder 3

Place, Bird’s Eye View of Andersonville Prison, undated

Box 5   Folder 4

Place, View of Public Square, Atlanta, GA, 1864