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Abraham Lincoln Papers, 1862-1864

Identifier: MC-1954-128
Scope and Contents A two-page document, on vellum, signed November 12, 1862, authorizes the Smithsonian Institution's agents in London to recover the residue of Smithson's bequest so that it may be used for the benefit of the Institution. This is one of the few documents on which Lincoln signed his full name--he usually used only the initial of his first name. The paper is countersigned by William H. Seward, Secretary of State, and Charles Dodd.Two of the papers deal with grants of land, one a deed to...
Dates: 1862 - 1864

General historical manuscripts, documents and photographs, 1747-1985

Identifier: 1981-008
Scope and Contents This artificial collection was begun as a catch-all for small single gifts and purchases, and to make them easier for scholars to search them. This assemblage consists primarily of documents, correspondence, photographs, broadsides and artifacts, dealing mostly with United States history.
Dates: 1747 - 1985

Robert Bruce papers, 1863-1950

Identifier: 1978-001
Scope and Contents Consists of the source materials collected by Robert Bruce while researching his book, The Fighting Norths and Pawnee Scouts: Narratives and Reminiscences of Military Service on the Old Frontier. (Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society, [1932]. Materials dating from before 1900 are comprised of photographs or photostats of original materials obtained by Bruce during the course of his research. Included are original and photostat copies of correspondence between Bruce and Luther...
Dates: 1863 - 1950