Letters to Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln led a busy life as a laborer, politician, lawyer, father, husband, and the first Republican President. Find out what occupied his mind by transcribing letters written to him by friends, family, fellow lawyers and politicians, allies and adversaries, as well as his diverse constituents. Most of Lincoln's own letters have been transcribed, but these letters to him have not. Help us get a more complete picture of his life and times. As part of this effort we're launching the Letters to Lincoln Challenge for 2018! Can we transcribe all 28,000 pages by December 31st? We'll release content dating from later in Lincoln's life as you complete these materials from the 1830s, 40s and 50s.