[MS 20] Abraham Lincoln

Various materials relating to the assassination and baptism of the President of the United States, 1861-1865

  • Two photostatic copies of a letter from G.M. Weimer to Clyde O. Summers regarding the baptism of Lincoln by John O'Kane - 10.05.1942.
  • Photostatic copy of envelope used to mail the above letter.
  • Handwritten note on scrap of notebook paper to Abilene Christian College concerning the above materials - 08.14.1974.
  • Copy of a letter from ACC President John C. Stevens accepting the above materials for the ACC Library and thanking Clyde O. Summers for the gift.
  • Part of the New York Herald which reports the Lincoln assassination - 04.15.1865.
  • Photocopy of the Illinois State Journal reporting the Lincoln assassination (Vol. XVII, No. 262, Springfield, IL, 04.17.1865.)

Thanks to a donation from an alumnus, the Special Collections at ACU's Center for Restoration Studies now houses two Ethiopian religious texts dating back to the turn of the 19th century.

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