This publication provides early access to images and basic information for documents
located and scanned within the collections of the National Archives and the Library
of Congress. It is a preview of the
Papers of Abraham Lincoln, a project of the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, and the
Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum. It reflects
the Papers of Abraham Lincoln’s effort to locate, scan, transcribe, annotate, and
publish electronically all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his
This electronic publication does not contain transcriptions of the documents.
Annotated transcriptions of these documents and many more, together with attached
images and a sophisticated search engine, will be features of the Papers of Abraham
Lincoln’s forthcoming primary publication.
To search the text of document titles or to search by date, select Search.
Most of the documents in this collection are items of correspondence, and the title
of the document is the name of the sender "to" the name of the recipient. Searching
for an individual’s name is the best method for retrieving all documents sent by
or to that person.
To browse a chronological list of the documents by collection, select Browse.
After conducting a search or browsing to a specific document, select the Doc Num
link to view an image of the document. Viewing the document images requires Adobe
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