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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


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Graham, William Mentor (1800-1886).

Graham was born in Kentucky but moved to Illinois in 1826, where he lived and taught school near New Salem. He attracted attention by claiming after AL's death that AL had been one of his pupils. This was disputed by some former residents and appears doubtful, though there is testimony that he helped AL in studying grammar and surveying. During the Civil War, Graham, a converted Democrat, was a sturdy supporter of the Union cause. (ALE)

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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
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