Articles tagged with: american history

Historians unravel mystery of cryptic Lincoln note

on Saturday, 08 March 2014. Posted in General Autograph News

Historians believe they’ve unraveled the mystery of a cryptic note Lincoln penned that doesn’t identify the recipient by name and has a section clipped out.

On Lincoln`s Mind: A plea for help from the frontier

on Thursday, 19 September 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln Posted Sep 19, 2013 @ 01:01 AM

Editor’s note: With Nov. 19 marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln will feature letters to or by Lincoln, written between the end of Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, and his famous speech. 


A lucky find, but not for her

on Sunday, 08 September 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: September 09, 2013

Curiosity got the better of Christine Ridout a year ago when she browsed through an estate sale at a Buffalo home and spotted the gray cardboard glove box on a kitchen table.

Inside were six fragile, tattered documents. The timeworn parchment and graceful handwriting were eye-catching.

200 years later, George Washington finally gets his presidential library

on Thursday, 26 September 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

By Michael E. Ruane, Published: September 27

The new president of the United States got out his copy of the Acts of Congress, turned to the Constitution and looked up his duties.

Professor Says He Has Solved a Mystery Over a Slave’s Novel

on Tuesday, 17 September 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

By JULIE BOSMAN, Published: September 18, 2013

In 2002, a novel thought to be the first written by an African-American woman became a best seller, praised for its dramatic depiction of Southern life in the mid-1850s through the observant eyes of a refined and literate house servant.

Lincolns letter took a long mysterious path to Tacoma

on Saturday, 24 August 2013. Posted in General Autograph News

Published: August 24, 2013




A copy of letter from Abraham Lincoln written to a nephew in Oregon in 1860, then photo-copied - literally - onto two glass negatives around World War I in Tacoma. Not seen since then, those negatives were re-discovered this year by the Tacoma Historical Society, which was going through dozens of donated boxes of negatives.