The Hedgehog and the Fox:  Lincoln’s Lyceum Speech for the Ages

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The Hedgehog and the Fox:  Lincoln’s Lyceum Speech for the Ages By Jason H. Silverman The Sangamo Journal, on Saturday, January 27, 1838, advertised a lecture for that evening by the local lawyer “A. Lincoln, Esq.” Lincoln was little more than two weeks shy of his twenty-ninth birthday. He was single, sharing living quarters with […]

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How and why did Robert Lincoln decide to go to Harvard?

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How and why did Robert Lincoln decide to go to Harvard? Newly revealed letter gives the answer. By Jason Emerson The earliest-known letter by Robert Lincoln has recently surfaced, and its contents answer the longstanding question of exactly how and why Robert ended up attending Harvard College in Massachusetts and exactly what role his parents […]

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Robert Lincoln Writes About The End of His Mother’s Estrangement

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Robert T Lincoln LFA-0092; Mary Lincoln LFA-0496 One of the most common questions asked about the relationship between Mary Lincoln and her oldest son Robert is whether they ever reconciled after becoming estranged due to Mary’s commitment to Bellevue Place Sanitarium in 1875. The answer is yes, but it took five years. I have previously […]

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