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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis F. 'Dennis F. Hanks (Erastus Wright interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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Notes.

Note from page 27: 1. Erastus Wright interviewed AL's cousins, Dennis and John Hanks, at Chicago, providing an account of both interviews to Josiah Holland (Holland Papers, NYPL). The notes on Dennis supplied to WHH are more detailed, but if Wright also provided WHH with notes on his interview with John, they are not known.

Note from page 27: 2. Hanks is mistaken about AL's paternal grandfather, whose name was Abraham Lincoln, but Wright compounds the error by placing Lucy Hanks, AL's maternal grandmother, on the wrong side of the family tree.

Note from page 28: 3. Cf. §24.

Note from page 28: 4. A makeshift shelter closed on three sides but open on the front.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Hanks, Dennis F. 'Dennis F. Hanks (Erastus Wright interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon027.html
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