Robert Todd Lincoln letter to William B. Davenport
Language of Materials
One 1911 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.
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
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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Identification of item, date (if known); Robert Todd Lincoln letter to William B. Davenport, 1977.381, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of William B. Davenport, date unknown. Formally accessioned in 1977.
About this Guide
This collection was rehoused and the finding aid revised by Dee Bowers in 2023.