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Guide to the Robert Todd Lincoln letter to William B. Davenport 1977.381

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926
Title: Robert Todd Lincoln letter to William B. Davenport
Dates: 1911
Quantity: 0.01 Linear feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0068
Call Phrase: 1977.381
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Biographical Note

Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926) was the first son of United States President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882). He worked as a lawyer and also served as Secretary of War to United States President James A. Garfield (1831-1881).

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Scope and Contents note

One letter from Robert Todd Lincoln to William B. Davenport regarding a visit made by President Abraham Lincoln to Brooklyn to consult with Henry Ward Beecher on the Emancipation Proclamation. The letter is dated April 9, 1911.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887
  • Davenport, William B.
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926

Document Type

  • Correspondence

Subject Organizations

  • United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation.

Subject Topics

  • Clergy -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Presidents -- United States
  • Slavery -- United States
  • Slaves -x Emancipation -- United States

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Robert Todd Lincoln letter to William B. Davenport, 1977.381, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of William B. Davenport, date unknown. Formally accessioned in 1977.

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