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By Walter B. Stevens, Michael Burlingame

From 1886 to 1909, Walter B. Stevens, leader of the Washington bureau of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, interviewed many of us who had recognized Abraham Lincoln. because the centennial of Lincoln’s beginning approached, the Globe-Democrat assembled a few of these fabrics for the sequence “Recollections of Lincoln,” which seemed in early 1909. In 1916 approximately 1/2 the “Recollections” articles seemed in A Reporter’s Lincoln, released through the Missouri ancient Society. That paintings is reproduced right here, supplemented by means of articles that have been both passed over or merely partly reproduced within the 1916 edition.
These little-known debts flesh out the Lincoln list in a couple of vital methods. we discover worthwhile new info at the Lincoln-Douglas debates and engaging testimony on Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln relatives traditions. The editor presents important annotation at the identities of the informants and the most probably veracity of the materials.

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