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Letter to George Hoge from Abraham Lincoln

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P583


Letter to George Hoge, written by Abraham Lincoln's secretary on Lincoln's behalf from Springfield, Illinois; political subject. Reply to letter of the 5th, regretting inability to attend "your grand rally at Paris [Illinois] on the 12th." The rally was presumably being held in celebration of the Republican party victories in Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.


  • Creation: October 11, 1860


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1 folder (1 item) : 1 paper leaf; pages 2-4 blank. Blank blurred circular embossing upper left corner page 1. Signed by Lincoln, but written in the hand of his secretary, John G. Nicolay (1832-1901). ; 20 x 26.4 cm

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Physical Location

MS P583

Custodial History

Gift of Mr and Mrs Howard Fitch, Kansas City, Missouri. Previous provenance unknown. Faint (erased?) pencil marks on page 4.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Howard Fitch, 1976.

Guide to the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Letter to George Hoge from Abraham Lincoln
Finding aid prepared by alh, April 15, 1989. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005.
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Preferred citation
Letter to George Hoge from Abraham Lincoln, MS P583, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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