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Herndon, William Henry 1818-1891

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Works: 225 works in 467 publications in 1 language and 10,421 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Archives  Records and correspondence  Manuscripts  Anecdotes  Romances 
Roles: Other
Classifications: E457, B
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Herndon's life of Lincoln, the history and personal recollections of Abraham Lincoln as originally written by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
59 editions published between 1892 and 2008 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William H. Herndon was Abraham Lincoln's law partner, close friend, and first great biographer. His Life of Lincoln, written to counteract the worshipful view of Lincoln held by the public, caused enormous controversy when first published in 1889. Unlike the hagiographies that celebrate the selflessness of the "Great Emancipator," Herndon's account emphasizes Lincoln's private life: his broodings, self-doubts, warring contradictions. Many have disputed Herndon's politcal and personal insights, in particular his famous conjecture of Lincoln's passion for Ann Rtuledge, but no one denies the amazing amount of information he collected on his subject, the compelling narrative he wove from it, and the living portrait that emerges of Lincoln in all his human grandeur
The hidden Lincoln, from the letters and papers of William H. Herndon by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
14 editions published between 1938 and 1940 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herndon's Lincoln the true story of a great life : the history and personal recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William Henry Herndon ( )
8 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herndon's Lincoln; the true story of a great life ... The history and personal recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
23 editions published between 1888 and 1999 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A facsimile edition of the original book, published in 1888. "The object of this work is to deal with Mr. Lincoln individually and domestically; as lawyer, as citizen, as statesman."--William H. Herndon, Springfield, Illinois, 1888
Abraham Lincoln; the true story of a great life by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
37 editions published between 1892 and 1930 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herndon's Lincoln by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herndon's informants : letters, interviews, and statements about Abraham Lincoln ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publication of this long-awaited volume makes available for the first time in complete and accessible form the most important source of information on Lincoln's early life. For twenty-five years after the president's death William Herndon, his law partner, conducted interviews with and solicited letters from dozens of persons who knew Lincoln personally. Up to now, the valuable information he collected has been available only in a microfilm edition in the Library of Congress, of such poor quality that it has been rarely used, particularly since there was no table of contents or adequate index, and in collections at the Huntington Library and the Illinois State Historical Library. The only previous publication of Herndon's materials, more than a half century ago, contains less than 10 percent of the collection and is so unreliable that scholars have hesitated to use it. Douglas Wilson and Rodney Davis have earned the gratitude and admiration of scholars by taking on the daunting task of collating the collections in the three libraries, painstakingly deciphering the all but illegible handwriting of Herndon and some of his informants, and carefully documenting the entire work
Herndon's Lincoln; the true story of a great life by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln and Ann Rutledge and the pioneers of New Salem by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
7 editions published in 1945 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life of Lincoln; the history and personal recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
15 editions published between 1930 and 1965 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln and the land of the Sangamon by Louis Obed Renne ( Book )
2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln's religion by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln, Miss Ann Rutledge, New Salem, pioneering, and the poem, a lecture delivered in the old Sangamon county court house, November 1866 by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The real life of Abraham Lincoln : a talk with Mr. Herndon, his late law partner by George Alfred Townsend ( Book )
4 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln, a history by John G Nicolay ( Book )
5 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herndon's contribution to Lincoln mythology by Louis Austin Warren ( Book )
in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln's personal characteristics by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
3 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln and Douglas. The Peoria debates and Lincoln's power by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
3 editions published between 1866 and 1917 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln; the true story of a great life, the history and personal recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
3 editions published between 1888 and 1986 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lincoln's philosophy of life by William Henry Herndon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Herndon, William H.
Herndon, William H. 1818-1891
Herndon, William H. (William Henry), 1818-1891
Languages
English (253)
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