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B. F. Smith holograph reminiscence

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: RH MS D259
Overview This handwritten reminiscence describes a Lincoln-Douglas debate in Jonesboro, Illinois in late summer 1858. Also included in the reminiscence is the author's personal meeting with both Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Douglas while working as a brakeman for the Illinois Central Railway in 1858 and 1859. The account was written at the age of 81, in Lawrence, Kansas, Feb. 26, 1917, on the first and second front free end papers and half title page in Portrait Life of Lincoln, by Francis Trevelyan Miller,...
Dates: Feb. 26, 1917

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  • Language: English X
  • Names: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 X
  • Subject: Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 X