Lincoln Recollections

Abbot, John Stevens Cabot, and Russell Herman Conwell. Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America. Portland, ME: H. Hallett, 1882.  

Angle, Paul M., ed.  “The Recollections of William Pitt Kellogg.” Abraham Lincoln Quarterly 3 (September 1945):  319-339. 

Arnold, Isaac N. The Life of Abraham Lincoln. Chicago: Jansen, McClurg, & Co., 1885.  

Bacon, George Washington. The Life and Administration of Abraham Lincoln. London: Bacon & Co., 1865.  

Baker, George E., ed. The Works of William H. Seward. 5 vols. New York: J. S. Redfield, 1853-1890. 

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Bancroft, George. Memorial on the Life and Character of Abraham Lincoln. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1866. 

Bancroft, T. B.  “An Audience with Abraham Lincoln.” McClure’s Magazine 32 (February 1909):  447-450. 

Barber, Joseph. War Letters of a Disbanded Volunteer.  New York: Frederic A. Brady, 1864. 

Barnes, John S. “With Lincoln from Washington to Richmond in 1865.” Appleton’s Magazine 9 (May, June 1907):  515-524, 742-751. 

Bartlett, David W. The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln. New York: Derby & Jackson, 1860. 

Bates, David Homer. Lincoln in the Telegraph Office: Recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps During the Civil War. New York: Century Co., 1907. 

Benjamin, Marcus, ed. Washington During War Time. Washington, DC: National Tribune, 1902.  

Black, Robert. A Memoir of Abraham Lincoln. London: Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1861. 

Bonham, Jeriah. Fifty Years’ Recollections. Peoria, IL:  J. W. Franks & Sons, 1883. 

Boutwell, George Sewall. The Lawyer, the Statesman, and the Soldier. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1887. 

-----------. Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs. 2 vols. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1902. 

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Boyd, Lucinda. The Sorrows of Nancy. Richmond, VA: O. E. Flanhart Printing Co., 1899. 

Boyden, Anna L. Echoes from Hospital and White House. Boston: D. Lothrop and Co., 1884. 

Butler, Benjamin F. Autobiography and Personal Reminiscence of Major-General Benj. F. Butler. Boston: A. M. Thayer, 1892. 

Brooks, Noah. Abraham Lincoln and the Downfall of American Slavery. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1895. 

-------. “Lincoln, Chase, and Grant.” Century 49 (February 1895): 607-620. 

-------. “Glimpses of Lincoln in War Time.” Century 49 (January 1895): 457-467. 

-------. “Washington in Lincoln's Time.” Century 49 (November 1894): 140-149. 

-------. Washington in Lincoln’s Time. New York: Century Co., 1895. 

Browne, Francis F., ed. The Every-Day Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York: N. D. Thompson Publishing Co., 1886. 

Browne, Robert H. Abraham Lincoln and the Men of His Time. Chicago: Blakely-Oswald Printing Co., 1907. 

Buchanan, James. Mr. Buchanan's Administration on the Eve of the Rebellion. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1866. 

Buckingham, J. E., Sr., Reminiscences and Souvenirs of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  Washington, DC: Press of Rufus H. Darby, 1894.  

Campbell, John Archibald. Reminiscences and Documents Relating to the Civil War during the Year 1865. Baltimore: John Murphy & Co., 1887.  

Cannon, Le Grand B. Personal Reminiscences of the Rebellion, 1861-1866. New York: Burr Printing House,


Carpenter, F. B. Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln. The Story of a Picture. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1866. 

Carpenter, F. B. The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln: Six Months at the White House.  New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1872. 

Carr, Clark E. Lincoln at Gettysburg. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1906. 

Chamberlin, Thomas. History of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, SecondRegiment, Bucktail Brigade. Rev. ed. Philadelphia: F. McManus Jr. & Co., 1905. 

Chapman, Ervin. Latest Light on Abraham Lincoln and War-Time Memories. 2 vols. New York: Feming H. Revell Co., 1917. 

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Chittenden, Lucius Eugene. Recollections of President Lincoln and His Administration. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1904. 

Clark, Thomas March. Reminiscences. New York: Thomas Whittaker and Bible House, 1895. 

Clay-Copton, Virginia. A Belle of the Fifties: Memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, Covering Social and Political Life in Washington and the South, 1853-66. Edited by Ad Sterling. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1904. 

Clemmer, Mary. Ten Years in Washington: Life and Scenes in the National Capital As a Woman Sees Them. Hartford, CT:  A. D. Worthington & Co., 1874. 

Coggeshall, William Turner. Lincoln Memorial: The Journeys of Abraham Lincoln. Columbus: Ohio State Journal, 1865. 

Cole, Cornelius. Memoirs of Cornelius Cole, Ex-Senator of the United States from California. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1908. 

Colman, Lucy Newhall. Reminiscences. Buffalo, NY: H. L. Green, 1891. 

Conant, Alban Jasper. “A Portrait Painter’s Reminiscences of Lincoln.” McClure’s Magazine 32 (March 1909): 512-516. 

Conway, Moncure Daniel.  Autobiography, Memories and Experiences of Moncure Daniel Conway. 2 vols. New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1904. 

Conwell, Russell H. Why Lincoln Laughed. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1922. 

Cox, Samuel S. Eight Years in Congress, from 1857-1865. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1865. 

Clarigny, Cucheval. The Election of Mr. Lincoln. Translated by Willoughby Jones. London: James Ridgway, Piccadilly, W. Trubner and Co., 1860.  

Crook, William H. Through Five Administrations: Reminiscences of Colonel William H. Crook, Body-Guard

to President Lincoln. Compiled and edited by Margarita Spalding Gerry. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1910. 

Cullom, Shelby, Fifty Year of Public Service: Personal Recollections of Shelby M. Cullom. Chicago:  A. C. McClurg & Co., 1911. 

Curtis, George T. McLellan’s Last Service to the Republic. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1886. 

Dana, Charles Anderson. Lincoln and His Cabinet. Cleveland, OH: De Vinne Press, 1896. 

Darby, John Fletcher. Personal Recollections of Many Prominent People Whom I have Known. St. Louis, MO:  G. I. Jones and Co., 1880. 

Dawes, Henry L. “Recollections of Stanton Under Lincoln.” Atlantic Monthly 73 (February 1894): 162-169. 

Dicey, Edward. Six Months in the Federal States. London: R. Clay Son & Taylor, 1863. 

Dickson, William M. “Abraham Lincoln at Cincinnati.” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 69 (June 1884):


Dittenhoefer, Abram J. How We Elected Lincoln: Personal Recollections of Lincoln and Men of His Time.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1916. 

Doster, William E. Lincoln and Episodes of the Civil War. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1915. 

Douglass, Frederick Douglass. The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. London: Christian Age Office, 1882. 

Early, Jubal A. A Memoir of the Last Year of the War for Independence. Lynchburg, VA: C. W. Button, 1867. 

Eaton, John. Grant, Lincoln and the Freedmen: Reminiscences of the Civil War. New York: Logmans,

Green, and Co., 1907. 

Ellet, Elizabeth Fries. The Court Circles of the Republic; or, The beauties and celebrities of the nation; illustrating  life and society under eighteen presidents; describing the social features of the successive administrations from Washington to Grant. New York: J. D. Denison, 1869. 

Eytinge, Rose.  The Memories of Rose Eytinge: Being Recollections and Observations of Men, Women,

and Events During Half a Century. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1905. 

Fessenden, Francis, and James D. Fessenden. Life and Public Services of William Pitt Fessenden. 2 vols. New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1907. 

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Field, Maunsell B. Memories of Many Men and of Some Women. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1874. 

Fields, James T. “Our Whispering Gallery.” Atlantic Monthly 27 (April 1871): 504-512 

Foote, Henry Stuart. Casket of Reminiscences. Washington, DC: Chronicle Publishing, 1874. 

Forbes, John Murray. Letters and Recollections of John Murray Forbes. Edited by Sarah Forbes Hughes,

2 vols. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1899. 

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Forney, John W. Anecdotes of Public Men. New York: Harper & Bros., 1881.  

Foster, Lillian. Way-side Glimpses, North and South. New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1860.  

Frost, Jennett Blakeslee. The Rebellion in the United States: The War of 1861. Hartford, CT: University Press, 1863.  

Gerry, Margarita Spalding, ed. Through Five Administrations: Reminiscences of Colonel William H. Cook, Body-Guard to President Lincoln. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1910.  

Gilmore, James Roberts. Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Boston: L. C. Page & Co., 1898.  

Goddard, Samuel Aspinwall. Letters on the American Rebellion. Boston: Nichols & Noyes, 1870.  

Gorham, George Congdon. Life and Public Services of Edwin M. Stanton. New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1899. 

Grant, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. 2 vols. New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885-1886.  

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Gray, William Cunningham. Life of Lincoln. Cincinnati, OH: A. B. Closson, Jr., 1868.  

Greene, Gilbert J. Lincoln the Comforter. Compiled by Charles T. White. Hancock, NY: Herald Press,


Greeley, Horace. “Greeley’s Estimate of Lincoln.” Century 42 (1891): 371-383. 

---------. Proceedings of the First Three Republican National Conventions of 1856, 1860 and 1864.  Minneapolis, MN:  Charles W. Johnson, 1893.  

---------. Recollections of a Busy Life.  New York:  J. B. Ford & Co., 1868.

Grenville, Mellen Dodge. Personal Recollections of President Abraham Lincoln, General Ulysses S. Grant, and General

      William T. Sherman. Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1914.  

Grinnell, Josiah Bushnell. Men and Events of Forty Years. Boston: D. Lothrop Co., 1891. 

Gurowski, Adam. Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862. Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1862.  

Hale, Edward Everett.  Memories of a Hundred Years. Rev. ed. New York: MacMillan Co., 1904. 

Hamlin, Charles Eugene. The Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin. Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press, 1899. 

Hamilton, James Alexander.  Reminiscences. New York: Charles Scribner & Co., 1869  

Harris, Gibson William Harris. “My Recollections of Abraham Lincoln.” The Leisure Hour: An Illustrated Magazine for Home Reading 4 (1903): 443-451. 

Hay, John. “Abraham Lincoln. Life in the White House in the Time of Lincoln.” Century 41 (November 1890): 33-37. 

------. Address of John Hay. New York: Century Co., 1907. 

Haupt, Herman.  Reminiscences of General Herman Haupt.  Milwaukee, WI:  Wright and Joys Co., 1901. 

Healy, George P. A. Reminiscences of a Portrait Painter. Chicago: A. C. McClurg and Co., 1894. 

Herndon, William H., and Jesse K. Weik.  Herndon’s Lincoln:  The True Story of a Great Life. 3 vols.  Chicago:  Belford-Clarke Co., 1889-1900. 

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Hicks, Ratcliffe. “Abraham Lincoln as an Advocate.” Century 47 (February 1894): 638-639. 

Hill, Frederick T. Lincoln the Lawyer. New York: Century Co., 1913. 

Holland, Josiah Gilbert. Life of Abraham Lincoln. Springfield, MA: Gurdon Bill, 1866. 

Howard, Frank Key. Fourteen Months in American Bastiles. Baltimore: Kelly, Hedian & Piet, 1863. 

Howe, Mark Antony De Wolfe. The Memory of Lincoln: Poems Selected. Boston: Small Maynard & Co., 1899.   

Huidekoper, H. S. “On Guard at White House.” National Magazine 9 (February 1909):510-512. 

Hunt, Eugenia Jones. “My Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln.” Abraham

Lincoln Quarterly 3 (1944-45): 235-252. 

Johns, Jane Martin. Personal Recollection of Early Decatur, Abraham Lincoln, Richard Oglesby and The Civil War.  Howard C. Schaub. N.p.: Decatur Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1912. 

Johnson, Charles Beneolyn.  Illinois in the Fifties.  Champaign, IL:  Flannigan-Pearson Co., 1918.  

Julian, George W.  Political Recollections, 1840-1872.  Chicago:  Jansen, McClurg & Co., 1884. 

Kaiser, P. H. “Lincoln at Fort Stevens.” National Magazine 10 (February 1910): 525-26. 

Keyes, E. D. Fifty Years’ Observation of Men and Events, Civil and Military.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1884. 

Kieffer, Harry M. “President Lincoln’s Military Guard.” Century 40 (June 1890): 311. 

King, James L. “Lincoln’s Skill as a Lawyer.” North American Review 166 (February 1898): 186-196. 

Lamon, Ward Hill, and Chauncey F. Black. The Life of Abraham Lincoln. James R. Osgood, 1872. 

---------. Recollections of Abraham Lincoln, 1847-1865. Edited by Dorothy Lamon Teillard. Washington, DC: Dorothy Lamon Teillard, 1911.  

Linder, Usher F. Reminiscences of the Early Bench and Bar of Illinois. Chicago: Chicago Legal Co., 1879.  

Magruder, Allan B. “A Piece of Secret History:  President Lincoln and the Virginia Convention of 1861.” Atlantic Monthly 35 (April 1875): 438-445. 

Marsh, Charles W. Recollections, 1837-1910.  Chicago:  Farm Implement News Co., 1910. 

McClellan, George B.  McClellan’s Own Story.  New York:  Charles L. Webster & Co., 1887.  

McClure, Alexander Kelly. Abraham Lincoln and Men of War-Times. New York: Times Publishing Co., 1892. 

-----. Alexander K. McClure’s Recollections of Half a Century.  Salem, MA:  Salem Press Co., 1902. 

------. Lincoln's Yarns and Stories: A Complete Collection of the Funny and Witty Anecdotes that made Abraham Lincoln Famous as America's Greatest Story Teller. Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1901. 

McCormack, Thomas J., ed. Memoirs of Gustave Koerner 1809-1896. 2 vols. Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1909. 

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McCulloch, Hugh. “Memories of Some Contemporaries.” Scribner’s Magazine 4 (1888): 279-295. 

Miller, Francis Trevelyan, and Edward Bailey Eaton.  Portrait Life of Lincoln. New York: Patriot Publishing Co., 1910. 

Merriam, George S. The Life and Times of Samuel Bowles. 2 vols. New York:  Century Co., 1885. 

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Nicolay, Helen.  Personal Traits of Abraham Lincoln. New York:  Century Co., 1912. 

Niolay, John G. and John Hay.  Abraham Lincoln:  A History.  New York:  Century Co., 1890. 

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Oldfroyd, Osborn H., and Thomas Mealey Harris. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  Washington, DC: O. H. Oldroyd, 1901.  

Palmer, John M, ed. The Bench and Bar of Illinois.  Chicago:  Lewis Publishing Co., 1899.   

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--------. Personal Recollections of John M. Palmer:  The Story of an Earnest Life.  Cincinatti:  R. Clarke Co., 1901. 

Pendel, Thomas F. Thirty-Six in the White House. Washington, DC: Neale Publishing Co., 1902. 

Phillips, Isaac N., ed. Abraham Lincoln, by Some Men Who Knew Him.  Bloomington, IL:  Pantagraph Printing & Stationary Co., 1910. 

Piatt, Donn. Memories of the Men Who Saved the Union. New York: Bedford, Clarke & Co., 1887.  

Pierce, Edward L. Memoir and Letters of Charles Sumner. 4 vols. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1893. 

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Pineton, Charles Adolphe. “Personal Recollections Of Mr. Lincoln.” Scribner’s Magazine 13 (January 1893): 26-39. 

Poore, Ben Perley. Perley’s Reminiscences of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis. 2 vols. Tecumseh, MI: A. W. Mills, 1886. 

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Power, John Carroll. Abraham Lincoln, His Life, Public Services, Deathe and Great Funearl Cortege, with a History and Description of the National Lincoln Monument. Chicago: H. W. Rokker, 1889. 

Pratt, Silas G. Lincoln in Story: The Life of the Martyr-President told in Authenticated Anecdotes. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1901.  

Rankin, Henry B. Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1916. 

Raymond, Henry J., Francis Bicknell Carpenter, and Abraham Lincoln. The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Derby and Miller, 1865.  

Reeves, Owen T., James S. Ewing, et. al. Abraham Lincoln by Some Men Who Knew Him. Bloomington, IL: Pantagraph Printing and Stationery Co., 1910. 

Rhodes, Albert.  “A Reminiscence of Abraham Lincoln.” St. Nicholas 4 (November 1876):  8-10. 

Rice, Allen Thorndike, ed. Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguish Men of His Time. Rev. ed. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1909. 

Riddle, Albert Gallatin. Recollections of War Times: Reminiscences of Men and Events in Washington, 1860-1865. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1895.  

Roberts, Octavia.  Lincoln in Illinois.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 1918. 

Robinson, William S. “Warrington” Pen-Portraits: A Collection of Personal and Political Reminiscences, from 1818 to 1876. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1877. 

Rusling, James Fowler. Men and Things I Saw in Civil War Days. Rev. ed. New York: Methodist Book Concern, 1914. 

Russell, William Howard. My Diary North and South. 2 vols. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1863. 

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Savage, John. The Life and Public Services of Andrew Johnson. New York: Derby & Miller, 1866. 

Schucker, J. W. The Life and Public Services of Salmon Portland Chase.  New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1874. 

Schurz, Carl. The Reminiscences of Carl Schurz. 3 vols. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1907. 

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Scott, Winfield. Memoirs of Lieut.-General Scott, Ll.D. New York: Sheldon & Co., 1864. 

Scovel, James M. “Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln.” Overland Monthly 18 (November 1891):  497-506. 

Seward, Frederick W.  Reminiscences of a War-Time Statesman and Diplomat, 1830-1915.  New York:  G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1916. 

Seward, William H. Seward at Washington, as Senator and Secretary of State. A Memoir of his Life, With Selections From His Letters. New York: Derby and Miller, 1891.  

----. William H. Seward: An Autobiography from 1801 to 1834, with a Memoir of His Life, and Selections

      from His Letters, 1831-1846. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1877. 

Shelby, Paul. Anecdotal Lincoln: Stories and Yarns of the “Immortal Abe”. Chicago: Thompson and Thomas, 1900.  

Sheridan, Phillip H. Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan. New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1888. 

Sherman, William T.  Memoirs of General William T. Sherman.  New York:  D. Appleton & Co., 1904.   

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Smith, Thomas West. The Story of a Cavalry Regiment: Scott’s 900 Eleventh New York Cavalry. N. p.: Veteran’s Association, 1897. 

Speed, James.  James Speed: A Personality. Louisville, KY:  John P. Morton & Co., 1914.  

Speed, Joshua. Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln and Notes of a Visit to California, Two Lectures. Louisville, KY: John P.Morton & Co., 1884. 

Stanton, Robert Brewster.  “Abraham Lincoln:  Personal Memories of the Man.” Scribner’s Magazine 68 (July 1920):  32-41. 

Stoddard, William O. Inside the White House in War Times. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1890. 

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Edited by Annie Fields. Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1897. 

Swett, Leonard. “The Conspiracy of Rebellion.” North American Review 144 (February 1887): 179-190. 

Tappan, Henry Phillip. A Discourse on the Death of Abraham Lincoln. Berlin: G. Lange, 1865.  

Tarbell, Ida Minerva. The Life of Abraham Lincoln. 4 vols. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1900. 

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Teasdale, Thomas C. Reminiscences and Incidents of a Long Life. St. Louis, MO: National Baptist Publishing Co., 1887. 

Thayer, William Roscoe, ed. The Life of Letters of John Hay. 2 vols. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1908. 

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Tuckerman, Charles K. Personal Recollections of Notable People at Home and Abroad. 2 vols. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1895.  

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Tyler, Samuel. Memoir of Roger Brooke Taney, LL.D. Baltimore: John Murphy & Co., 1872. 

Van Santvoord, Cornelius. “A Reception by President Lincoln.” Century 25 (February 1883): 612-614. 

Viele, Egbert L. “A Trip with Lincoln, Chase, and Stanton.” Scribner’s Monthly 16 (October 1878): 813-823.   

Villard, Henry. Memoirs of Henry Villard, Journalist and Financier, 1835-1900. 2 vols. New York: Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1904.  

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Ward, William Hayes. Abraham Lincoln: Tributes from His Associates, Reminiscences of Soldiers, Statesmen and Citizens.New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1895. 

Weed, Harriet A., ed. Autobiography of Thurlow Weed. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1884. 

Weed, Thurlow. “President Lincoln as a Cabinet-Maker.” Appleton’s Journal 3 (January 16, 1870): 437-438. 

Weed, Thurlow. “Mr. Lincoln and Three Friends in Council.” Galaxy 11 (February 1871): 247-257.  

Welles, Gideon. Lincoln and Seward. New York: Sheldon & Co., 1874.  

White, Horace.  The Lincoln and Douglas Debates: An Address Before the Chicago Historical Society, February 17, 1914.  Chicago:  The University of Chicago University Press, 1914.    

Whipple, Wayne. The Story-life of Lincoln. Philadelphia: John C. Winston, 1908.  

Whitman, Walt. Memoranda during the War. Camden, NJ: Author’s publication, 1875-1876. 

Whitney, Henry Clay. Life on the Circuit with Lincoln: With Sketches of Generals Grant, Sherman and McClellan, Judge Davis, Leonard Swett, and Other Contemporaries. Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1892. 

Williams, Charles Richard.  The Life of Rutherford Bichard Hayes.  2 vols. Boston:  Houghton Mifflin Co., 1914. 

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Wilson, James F. “Some Memories of Lincoln.” North American Review 163, no. 481 (December 1896): 667-676. 

Wilson, William Bender. A Few Acts and Actors in the Tragedy of the Civil War in the United States. Philadelphia: Published by Author, 1892.  

Winthrop, Robert C. Memoir of Henry Clay. Cambridge, MA: John Wilson and Son, 1880.  

Wolf, Simon. The Presidents I Have Known. Washington, DC: Bryon S. Adams Press, 1918.  

Young, John Russell. Men and Memories: Personal Reminiscences. Edited by May D. Russell Young. 2 vols. New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1901. 

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