Inside Lincoln's White House: The Complete Civil War Diary of John Hay

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NOTES
The following abbreviations for frequently cited sources are used in the notes:
AL MSS Abraham Lincoln Papers.
CWLThe Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Edited by Roy P. Basler,
Marion Dolores Pratt, and Lloyd A. Dunlap. ( New Brunswick:
Rutgers University Press, 1953-55).
DLCLibrary of Congress.
IHi Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield
O. R. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records
of the Union and Confederate Armies
. ( Washington, D.C.:
Government Printing Office, 1880-1901).
RPB John Hay Library, Brown University.

EDITORS' INTRODUCTION
1. [ William R. Thayer?], "John Hay," Cambridge, Mass., 1918, Hay MSS, RPB; Horace White to Frank J. Garrison, New York, 8 Nov. 1914, William R. Thayer MSS, RPB. White had read the three-volume Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, edited by Clara Louise Stone Hay and Henry Adams ( Washington: privately printed, 1908).
2. Charles G. Halpine's headnote to Hay's poem, "God's Vengeance," New York Citizen, n.d., scrapbook, Hay MSS, RPB; Grow, quoted in James T. DuBois and Gertrude S. Mathews, Galusha A. Grow: Father of the Homestead Law ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1917), 266-67; Nicolay and Hay, Abraham Lincoln: A History ( New York: Century, 1890), 1:xii; [ Nicolay?], draft of introduction to Abraham Lincoln: A History, Nicolay-Hay MSS, IHi.

According to Hay's biographer, Tyler Dennett, "The personal relations of Lincoln and Hay came closely to resemble those of father and son." John Hay: From Poetry to Politics ( New York: Dodd, 1934), 39. A pair of more recent scholars has maintained that "John Hay's relationship with Abraham Lincoln was a paramount influence over his life. For Hay, Lincoln proved to be a father figure who combined the values and personalities of both John's father and uncle." Howard I. Kushner and Anne Hummel Sherrill , John Milton Hay: The Union of Poetry and Politics ( Boston: Twayne, 1977), 27. On Lincoln's tendency to act as a surrogate father to young men, see "Surrogate Father Abraham," in Michael Burlingame, The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln ( Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1994), 73-91.

3. Hay to Nora Perry, Springfield, Ill., 20 May 1859, Hay MSS, RPB.
4. [ Nicolay?], draft of introduction.
5. Milton Hay, quoted in John W. Bunn to Jesse W. Weik, Springfield, Ill., 20 July 1916, in Jesse W. Weik, The Real Lincoln: A Portrait ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1922), 282-88. During the Civil War, other White House secretaries and clerks, including Gustave Matile and Nathaniel S. Howe, were similarly employed in the Interior De-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Editors' Introduction xi
  • 1 - 1861 1
  • 2 - 1862 35
  • 3 - 1863 42
  • 4 - 1864 137
  • Appendix 257
  • Notes 267
  • Index 371
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