Papers of Abraham Lincoln

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a documentary editing project dedicated to identifying, imaging, transcribing, annotating, and publishing online all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime (1809-1865).

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Do you have a Lincoln document?

If you or someone you know owns a document written by or to Abraham Lincoln, please tell us about it! We may be interested in obtaining an image of the document for inclusion in our database, please email Gayle Newenham at




The Lincoln Log:

Images from the National Archives:

Staff/Contact Information

Mailing Address:
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62701

Daniel E. Worthington, Ph.D.

Director, Papers of Abraham Lincoln
(217) 558-8868

Gayle Newenham

Image Technician
(217) 785-9130

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.  Additional support has come from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Iron Mountain, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, and the Abraham Lincoln Association.

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