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Herndon, William Henry 1818-1891

Overview
Works: 239 works in 548 publications in 2 languages and 11,598 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Archives  History  Records and correspondence  Manuscripts  Anecdotes  Romances  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: E457, B
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Most widely held works about William Henry Herndon
 
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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 )

107 editions published between 1888 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,155 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 )

19 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herndon's Lincoln by William Henry Herndon( Book )

23 editions published between 1888 and 2016 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition restores the original text, includes two chapters added in the revised (1892) edition, and traces the story of how this landmark biography got written. Extensive annotation affords the reader a detailed look at the biography's sources."--Jacket
Abraham Lincoln; the true story of a great life by William Henry Herndon( Book )

40 editions published between 1892 and 1986 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herndon's informants : letters, interviews, and statements about Abraham Lincoln( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 538 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 )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 389 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
Lincoln and Ann Rutledge and the pioneers of New Salem by William Henry Herndon( Book )

7 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 187 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 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's religion by William Henry Herndon( Book )

8 editions published between 1873 and 1973 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecture delivered in Springfield, Ill., 12 Dec. 1873, in response to an 1872 lecture delivered by the Rev. James A. Reed, concerning the life and religious sentiments of Abraham Lincoln; Herndon's lecture was originally printed in Illinois State Register, 13 Dec. 1873
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 )

12 editions published between 1866 and 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clippings are pasted on individual pages/ leaves and the volume is hardbound
The real life of Abraham Lincoln : a talk with Mr. Herndon, his late law partner by George Alfred Townsend( Book )

5 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln by John Hay( Book )

5 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 40 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

Herndon's contribution to Lincoln mythology by Louis Austin Warren( Book )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's philosophy of life by William Henry Herndon( Book )

3 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A card and a correction; a broadside on Lincoln's religion. Nov. 9, 1882 by William Henry Herndon( Book )

2 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief analysis of Lincoln's character; a letter to J.E. Remsburg ... from W.H. Herndon ... September 10, 1887 by William Henry Herndon( Book )

1 edition published in 1917 in English and held by 19 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 )

2 editions published in 1888 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln and Herndon : religion and romance by Holman Hamilton( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Herndon's Lincoln
Alternative Names
Herndon, William 1818-1891

Herndon, William H.

Herndon, William H. 1818-1891

Herndon, William H. (William Henry), 1818-1891

William Herndon Amerikaans advocaat (1818-1891)

ويليام هيرندون

ウィリアム・ハーンドン

威廉·亨頓 (律師)

Languages
English (310)

Chinese (1)

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Herndon's LincolnHerndon's informants : letters, interviews, and statements about Abraham LincolnHerndon's Lincoln; the true story of a great lifeLincoln before Washington : new perspectives on the Illinois years