A Reporter's Lincoln

Walter B. Stevens

edited by
Michael
Burlingame

University of Nebraska Press
Lincoln and London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Editor's Introduction xiii
  • Part I - A Reporter's Lincoln xix
  • They Knew Lincoln 1
  • Growing Days at New Salem 3
  • How He Broke the Quorum 13
  • Duff Armstrong and the "Almanac" 21
  • Captain Henry King's Experience 24
  • The "New Party" of the Fifties 25
  • A Drink and a Sunrise 26
  • The Eighth Circuit 31
  • The Bloomington Convention 32
  • Lawyer, Philosopher, Statesman 48
  • A Land Case 51
  • The "Lost Speech" 52
  • When He Was Just "Bob's Father" 55
  • Impressions Made on J. S. Ewing 56
  • How Jesse W. Fell Started the Debaters 59
  • How the News Came 62
  • The Lincoln Scrapbooks 64
  • President Mckinley's Lincoln Story 65
  • How He Studied German 91
  • The Bowl of Custard 91
  • Albert Blair's Three Vivid Impressions 92
  • The Friend of the Boys 95
  • The Bixby Collection 97
  • Robert Lincoln in Two Crises 105
  • Robert Lincoln in Two Crises 109
  • Part 2 Supplementary Material from The St. Louis Globe-Democrat 121
  • Francis E. Brownell 127
  • Martin L. Bundy 131
  • Stephen R. Capps 138
  • John Carmody 140
  • Jonathan H. Cheney 141
  • Enos Clarke 142
  • James D. Conner 143
  • Shelby M. Cullom 151
  • George T. M. Davis 152
  • Lincoln's Sense of Honor in Politics 156
  • Thomas Dowling 159
  • Orlando B. Ficklin 160
  • William Fisher - Journey to a Henry Clay Convention 163
  • Mrs. Annie C. Fox 164
  • Thomas Goodwin 165
  • Dennis Hanks 166
  • John B. Henderson 167
  • J. F. Humphreys 170
  • James T. Jones 173
  • Lyman Lacey 176
  • Thomas J. Lincoln 177
  • Mrs. James Judson Lord 178
  • Robert W. Mcclaughry 187
  • Thompson Ware Mcneely 188
  • Henry Guest Mcpike 190
  • John F. Mendonsa 192
  • Joseph B. Messick 193
  • Ezra M. Prince 194
  • Addison G. Proctor 195
  • John W. Proctor 196
  • Owen T. Reeves 203
  • Henry M. Russell 204
  • Benjamin F. Shaw 205
  • John Quincy Spears 207
  • Adlai E. Stevenson 209
  • J. G. Stewart 211
  • Charles Church Tyler 217
  • Appendix I - Mrs. Benjamin S. Edwards's Recollections Of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd 227
  • Appendix 2 The Accuracy of Newspaper Accounts of The 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debates 229
  • Appendix 3 Lincoln's Meeting with the Missouri Radicals, September 30, 1863 237
  • Notes 245
  • Index 297
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