NIU Libraries Digitization Projects
Lincoln/Net Prairie Fire Illinois During the Civil War Illinois During the Gilded Age Mark Twain's Mississippi Back to Digitization Projects Contact Us
BACK

Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html


Previous section

Next section

Lincoln, Robert Todd (1843-1926).

The eldest child of AL and MTL, Robert Lincoln graduated from Harvard in 1864, studied law briefly, and then served on the staff of General Ulysses S. Grant. In 1867 he was admitted to the bar in Illinois, and in 1868 he married Mary Harlan, the daughter of U.S. Senator James Harlan from Iowa. Robert disliked and distrusted WHH and disapproved of his biographical project, particularly WHH's probing of AL's rude beginnings and his private life. Secretary of war under Presidents Garfield and Arthur and minister to England under Benjamin Harrison, he became wealthy in later life as president and then chairman of the board of the Pullman Company. (DAB)

Previous section

Next section


Wilson, Douglas L., ed; Davis, Rodney O., ed. 'Register of Informants' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon737.html
Powered by PhiloLogic