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Abraham Lincoln: William H. Herndon

Abraham Lincoln: William H. Herndon
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Abraham Lincoln: William H. Herndon

American lawyer (1818–1891) best known as Lincoln’s law partner from 1841. He later wrote a biography of Lincoln, Herndon’s Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, which provided an important up-close account of Lincoln’s career in law and politics. A window frame from the home of Abraham Lincoln’s law partner, William Herndon. This is the lower sash from Herndon’s bedroom/study of the front side of his home. Sash measures 23 x 28, has three panes, and retains some of its original gray paint. This portion of the house was raised in 1978 to remodel the main part of the home. No glass, lower edge of the sash reenforced with an original hand-cut plaster lathing from the room, otherwise fine condition. A particularly large relic from the home where Herndon met with others interested in Lincoln, and where he worked on his renowned biography. RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014