National Archives Celebrates Homecoming of Long-Lost Lincoln Letter
A ceremony at which a donor will present to the National Archives an original letter written by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. This letter, in President Lincoln's own hand on Executive Mansion letterhead, was originally part of the Records of the U.S. Treasury.
At some point in time prior to when the records came to the National Archives, half of the letter containing the substance of President Lincoln's letter was torn from the volume and ended up in private hands. The donor, who is a private collector, is giving this letter to the National Archives.
With the exception of the half that remained in a volume at the National Archives, the contents of the letter have not been available to scholars or the general public. This will be the first time that the letter will be available to the media.
Archivist's Reception Room, Room 105
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Thursday, May 28, 2009