Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
Lincoln (fiscle part-VI)
Lincoln; An Account Of His Personal Life, Especially Of Its Springs Of Action As Revealed and Deepened By The Ordeal Of
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By Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
I Am Very Grateful To Mr. William Roscoe Thayer For Enabling me To Use
The Manuscript Diary Of John Hay. Miss Helen Nicolay Has Graciously
Confirmed some Of The Implications Of The Official Biography. Lincoln'S
Only Surviving secretary, Colonel W. O. Stoddard, Has Given Considerate
Aid. The Curious Incident Of Lincoln As Counsel In an Action To Recover
Slaves Was Mentioned to Me By Professor Henry Johnson, Through Whose
Good Offices It Was Confirmed and Amplified by Judge John H. Marshall.
Mr. Henry W. Raymond Has Been Very Tolerant Of A Stranger'S Inquiries
With Regard To His Distinguished father. A Futile Attempt To Discover
Documentary Remains Of The Republican National Committee Of 1864 Has
Made It Possible, Through The Courtesy Of Mr. Clarence B. Miller, At
Least To Assert That There Is Nothing of Importance In possession Of
The Present Committee. A Search For New Light On Chandler Drew Forth
Generous Assistance From Professor Ulrich B. Phillips, Mr. Floyd B.
Streeter And Mr. G. B. Krum. The Latter Caused to Be Examined, For
This Particular Purpose, The Blair Manuscripts In the Burton Historical
Collection. Much Illumination Arose Out Of A Systematic Resurvey Of The
Congressional Globe, For The War Period, In which I Had The
Stimulating companionship Of Professor John L. Hill, Reinforced by Many
Conversations With Professor Dixon Ryan Fox And Professor David Saville
Muzzey. At The Heart Of The Matter Is The Resolute Criticism Of Mrs.
Stephenson And Of A Long Enduring friend, President Harrison Randolph.
The Temper Of The Historical Fraternity Is Such That Any Worker In
Any Field Is Always Under A Host Of Incidental Obligations. There Is
Especial Propriety In my Acknowledging the Kindness Of Professor Albert
Bushnell Hart, Professor James A. Woodburn, Professor Herman V. Ames,
Professor St. George L. Sioussat And Professor Allen Johnson. [mehr]