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Collection Reference Number GLC07133
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title Abraham Lincoln to James M. Waite re: his true first name, Abraham
Date 1860/05/30
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description An intriguing letter, no doubt in response to one of the many letters Lincoln received after he became a presidential candidate. In full: "You ask for my true ch(r)istian name. It is Abraham."
Subjects President  Election  
Place written Springfield
Theme The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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