CHS Chicago Historical Society
LP Libby Prison

Libby Prison War Museum

Collections and Manuscripts

Abraham Lincoln Collection. CHS

Archives and Manuscripts Collection. CHS.

Artifact authority files. Department of Collection Services. CHS.

Charles Maxwell Colvin Collection. CHS.

Decorative and Industrial Arts Collection. CHS.

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois.

Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, and the National Park Service, Washington, DC.

Francis, George to his niece Josephine. Washington, D.C., 5 May 1865. Abraham Lincoln Collection. CHS.

Forbes, Charles affidavit. Washington, D.C., 17 September 1892. Authority file for coat attributed to Abraham Lincoln (CHS 1924.40).

Charles F. Gunther Collection. CHS.

History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland.

Harper, William to the Manager, Libby Prison Museum, July 21, 1890. Libby Prison War Museum Collection. CHS.

Kaufman, W.S., undated certificate, Abraham Lincoln Collection. CHS.

Libby Prison War Museum Collection. CHS.

Lincoln Museum, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Logan, Frank to the Chicago Historical Society, February 21, 1924. Authority file for coat attributed to Abraham Lincoln (CHS 1924.40).

Massachusetts Medical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

Hope B. McCormick Costume Center. CHS.

McLellan Lincoln Collection. John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

Northwestern University Library, Evanston, Illinois.

Owens, Frances Emogene. Diaries, 1861 -1869. CHS.

Paintings and Sculpture Collection. CHS.

Parks & History Association, Alexandria, Virginia.

Thomas Pendel affidavit. Washington, D.C., 12 September 1892. Authority file for coat attributed to Abraham Lincoln (CHS 1924.40).

William Henry Powell Collection. CHS.

Prints and Photographs Collection. CHS.

Thomas, Daniel G. to Wm. Brearley, May 3 1865. Abraham Lincoln Collection, CHS.

University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Wilberforce University Archives, Wilberforce, Ohio.

Interviews, Audio, and Video Recordings

Chicago Institute of Music Chorale. Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University. 27 March 2000.

Fleischner, Jennifer. Telephone conversation with Nancy Buenger. 21 June 1999.

Gaensslen, Robert. University of Illinois, Chicago. 10 February 2000.

Stoney, David. McCrone Research Institute, Chicago. 10 February 2000.

Jennifer Wanat. McCrone Research Institute, Chicago. 10 February 2000.

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Andrews, Mary Raymond Shipman. "The White Satin Dress." Scribner's Magazine 86, no. 3 (1929): 185-197.

Angle, Paul M. The Chicago Historical Society 1856-1956: An Unconventional Chronicle. Chicago: Rand McNally & Comapny, 1956.

Arnold, Isaac N. The Life of Abraham Lincoln. 1884. 4th ed. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.

H.R. Hawley & Co (publishers, 1865).The Assassination and History of the Conspiracy: a One-Hundred Year Old Chronicle of the Assassination of President Lincoln form the Early Plotting to the Execution of the Conspirators. New York: Hobbs & Dorman, 1965.

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Ferguson, W.J. I Saw Booth Shoot Lincoln. Austin, Texas: Pemberton Press, 1969.

"Find Actor's Story of Lincoln's Death." New York Times, 14 February 1926.

Foner, Eric, and Olivia Mahoney. A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln. Chicago, Ill.: Chicago Historical Society in association with W.W. Norton, 1990.

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Hesseltine, William Best. Civil War Prisons: A Study in War Psychology. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1964.

Holland, M.M., and T.J. Parsons. "Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Analysis-Validation and Use for Forensic Casework." Forensic Science Review 11, no. 1: 22-49.

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Horton, Howard Levitt. "From Mrs. Dixon (Elizabeth Dixon) wife of Senator James Dixon to her sister Louisa Wood concerning Lincoln's Death." New England Chronicle 1: 4-5.

Illustrated Life, Services, Martyrdom, and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States. Philadelphia, Penn.: T.B. Peterson & Brothers, 1865.

Karamanski, Theodore. Rally 'Round the Flag: Chicago and the Civil War. Chicago, Ill.: Nelson-Hall, 1993.

Katz, D. Mark. Witness to an Era: The Life and Photographs of Alexander Gardner. New York: Viking, 1991.

Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the Scenes; or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House. New York: G.W. Carleton and Co., 1868.

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Kunhardt, Dorothy Meserve and Phillip B. Kunhardt Jr. Twenty Days: A Narrative in Text and Pictures of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Harper & Row, 1965.

Kunhardt, Philip B., Jr., Philip B. Kunhardt III, and Peter W. Kunhardt. Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography. New York: Portland House, 1992.

Lamon, Ward Hill. Recollections of Abraham Lincoln, 1847-1865. Ed. by Dorothy Lamon. Chicago, Ill.: A.C. McClurg and Company, 1895.

Lattimer, John K. Kennedy and Lincoln: Medical and Ballistic Comparison of Their Assasinations. New York and London: Harcourt, Brace, 1980.

Laughlin, Clara E. The Death of Lincoln: the Story of Booth's Plot, His Deed, and the Penalty. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909.

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Lewis, Lloyd. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: History and Myth. Reprint, Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.

Lewis, Russell. "Abraham Lincoln and the Chicago Historical Society." Chicago History 25, no. 1 (1996): 26-57.

The Libby Prison Chronicle. Chicago, Ill., 1894-5.

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Peirce, Bradford Kinney. Trials of an Inventor: Life and Discoveries of Charles Goodyear. New York: Phillips & Hunt, 1866.

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