Register of the Shutes Collection of Lincolniana, 1860-1959

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Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
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University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Register of the Shutes Collection of Lincolniana, 1860-1959

Collection number: Mss52

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
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© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Shutes Collection of Lincolniana,
Date (inclusive): 1860-1959
Collection number: Mss52
Creator: Milton Henry Shutes
Extent: 1 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Shutes Collection of Lincolniana, Mss52, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library


A collection of pamphlets, letters, and published documents on President Lincoln's career, assassination, and legacy. It was collected and compiled by Dr. Milton H. Shutes (1883-1964), an amateur historian, physician and member of the University of California Student Health Service staff (1913-1945). Dr. Shutes published Lincoln and California (1943) and Lincoln and the doctors (1957).

Scope and Content

The collection is in two boxes. Box 1 contains Shutes' correspondence, miscellaneous Lincoln reminiscences, Shutes' book accession records and a bound catalogue of his library. Box 2 is a collection of various Lincoln -related pamphlets. Dr. Shutes' collection of books on Lincoln have been separately cataloged and shelved.

Container List

Box BOX 1:



Shutes, Dr. Milton H., Catalogue of Lincolniana and Other Items Not Strictly But Pertaining to the Subject.


Folder 1: Lincoln - Anecdotal Reminiscences


Reference Reports - Illinois State Historical Library:


Montez, Lola, (March 15, 1860).


Melvin, Samuel H., (1/29/47).


Melvin, S.H., (2/19/47).


California State Library, Sacramento:


Conness, Senator John


Latham, Milton S.


McDougall, James A.


Rabe, Dr. William


Stoneman, Gen. George


From: Scharf, John Thomas, History of Saint Louis City and County (Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts & Company, 1883), Volume 2, pp. 1374-1375.


Herndon and Weik Mss, Roll 2, p. 513 ff.


McElrath, Elizabeth Morgan, A Rebel Woman's Visit to President Lincoln.


"Engraved in stone on the Union Memorial Building...", a contemporary picture of Lincoln.


Civil War Primary Sources at UOP.


"Uncle Billy", profile of Major-generals Fremont, Sherman, Halleck, and Hooker.


The Path-Marker, about John Charles Fremont.


"Doctor Henry," profile of Dr. Anson G. Henry.


Leale, Dr. Charles A., Lincoln's Last Hours.


Pico, Antonio Maria, Presidential Elector, Republican party, To The Californians, in support of the Republican party and its Candidates, Lincoln, and Hamlin.


Republican Nomination Convention of 1860: A Report.


"I must say that Mr. Lincoln's mind underwent a vast change after that event...", incomplete papers on Lincoln.


Abraham Lincoln Society of Northern California, Second Quarterly Meeting Minutes, (5/10/34).


"The city of Washington was wrapped in a mantle of gloom...", regarding the return of the Northern Army.


"Toasts to Abe Lincoln - The Heavy Curse," Harper's Weekly, (7/30/64).


"Another Lincoln Story," newspaper clipping.


"Now He Belongs to the Ages.", Chapter XXIX -- Appendix.


To Mrs. Bixby, Boston Mass. from A. Lincoln, Executive Mansion, Washington D.C., (11/21/64).


Warner, H.H., Abraham Lincoln, LL.D., A Professional Portrait.


"On March 22, 1902 Henry Adams wrote to Elizabeth Cameron,...".


Thomas Lincoln of Mankeim, handwritten notes.


Folder 2: Correspondence 1928-1934


Barton, Bruce, New York, (3/29/28).


Tarbill, (6/28/28).


Hill, Frederick Trevor, New York, (11/7/28).


Barrett, Oliver R., Chicago, (2/6/29).


Starr, John W., Jr., Millersburg, Pa., (9/18/29).


Hilne, Katherine, Kentucky, (2/20/30).


Houser, M.L., Peoria, Ill., (4/18/30).


Barrett, Oliver R., Chicago, (4/29/32).


Barrett, Oliver R., Chicago, (5/13/32).


Schooley, H.M., Washington, D.C., (7/19/32).


White, W.A., Emporia, Kansas, (9/7/32).


Johnson, Jay C., Baltimore, Md., (9/29/32).


Barrett, Oliver R., Chicago, (12/30/32).


Baker, Charles T., Grandview, Indiana, (1/24/33).


Thomas, Banjamin P., Springfield, Ill., (5/11/33).


Houser, M.L., Peoria, Ill., (5/16/33).


Houser, M.L., Peoria, Ill., (5/22/33).


Thomas, Benjamin P., Springfield, Ill., (7/3/33).


Thomas, Benjamin P., Springfield, Ill., (12/22/34).


Folder 3: Correspondence 1935-36


Hellman, Florence S, Chief Bibliographer, Library of Congress, (10/31/35).


Caton, L., Acting Secretary, Library of Congress, (2/2/35).


Elowan, Robert, Los Angeles, Cal., (1/6/36).


To County Recorders Office, San Joaquin County from Shutes, Dr. Milton, (1/13/36).


To County Recorders Office, Contra Costa County from Shutes, Dr. Milton, (1/13/36).


Cunningham, Ralph, County Recorder, Contra Costa Cnty., (1/13/36).


Ivers, J.C., County Recorder, Merced, (1/14/36).


To County Recorders Office, Ventura County from Shutes, Dr. Milton, (1/15/36).


Cain, T.D. and Everett, Lola, Colusa, Ca., (1/15/36).


Payne, Charles A., County Recorder, San Jose, (1/16/36).


Swope, O.M., Recorder, San Diego Cnty., (1/17/36).


Whitney, Justine, Recorder, Santa Ana Cnty., (1/17/36).


Farley, I.E., Recorder, Fresno County, (1/17/36).


Carpenter, Ted R., Recorder, San Bernadino Cnty., (1/18/36).


Payne, Charles A., Recorder, Santa Clara Cnty., (1/20/36).


Ross, Jack A., Recorder, Riverside County, (1/20/36).


Hudspeth, B.F., Recorder, Butte County, (1/20/36).


Shomate, Charles H., Recorder, Bakersfield, (1/21/36).


Covarrubias, Yris, Recorder, Santa Barbara Cnty., (1/23/36).


Kilkenny, J.W., Recorder, Fairfield, (1/27/36).


Snyder, Herbert B., Recorder, Santa Rosa, (2/21/36).


Gillis, Mabel R., Sacramento, (3/24/36).


Thomas, Benjamin P., Springfield, Ill., (5/25/36).


Zane, John M., Chicago, (6/11/36).


Eisenschiml, Otto, Chicago, (9/8/36).


Eisenschiml, Otto, Chicago, (11/3/36).


Eisenschiml, Otto, Chicago, (11/4/36).


Smith, Paul Delaware, Oakland, Cal., (12/29/36).


Folder 4: Correspondence 1937-47


Eisenschiml, Otto, Chicago, (10/18/37).


Eisenschiml, Otto, Chicago, (11/9/37).


Houser, M.L., Peoria, Ill., (1/28/39).


Henry, Anson M., Olympia, Washington, (4/2/40).


Angle, Paul M., Springfield, Ill., (9/13/40).


Lynch, Rev. Oliver A., San Luis Rey, Cal., (5/18/42).


Eisenschiml, Otto, Chicago, (12/28/43).


Arbuckle, Clyde, San Jose, Cal., (10/1/45).


Fishbein, Dr. Morris, Chicago, (1/8/47).


Monaghan, J., Springfield, (1/30/47).


Soule, H.D.B., San Francisco, (2/1/47).


Shoemaker, Floyd C., Missouri, (2/10/47).


Ewing, Edwin C., Oakland, (2/20/47).


Monaghan, J., Springfield, (2/20/47).


Shoemaker, Floyd C., Columbia, Missouri, (3/17/47).


Miller, Clarence E., St. Louis, (3/20/47).


Monaghan, J., Springfield, (4/17/47).


Monaghan, J., Springfield, (5/5/47).


Zane, Franklin A., San Francisco, (5/8/47).


Shoemaker, Floyd C., Columbia, Missouri, (7/9/47).


Folder 5: Correspondence 1948-59


Boynton, Horace R., Jr., Santa Barbara, (2/20/48).


Warner, Harold H., Lansing, Mich., (1/12/49).


Allen, John J., Jr., Washington, D.C., (2/27/50).


Eisenschiml, Otto, Chicago, (6/12/50).


Randall, Ruth P., Urbana, Ill., (3/6/51).


Randall, Ruth P., Urbana, Ill., (5/13/51).


Lester, Albert M., Carmel, (12/11/52).


Thomas, Benjamin P., Springfield, Ill., (12/23/52).


Benlow, F., Norwich, (8/28/53).


Thomas, Benjamin P., Springfield, Ill., (6/7/54).


Waring, R.G., Recorder, Stanislaus Cnty., (9/6/55).


To Phoebe from Trim, (10/16/59).

Box BOX 2:



Arnold, Hon. Isaac N., Speech of Hon. Isaac N. Arnold, of Illinois. Delivered in the House of Representatives, March 19, 1864, Lemuel Towers, Washington, 1864.


Baker, Ray Stannard, The Capture, Death, and Burial of J. Wilkes Booth, 1940.


Bingham, John A., Trial of the Conspirators for the Assassination of President Lincoln, Argument of John A Bingham, Special Judge Advocate, in Reply to... Delivered June 27 & 28, 1865, before the Military Commission, Washington D.C., 1865.


Browning, Hon. O.H., On Confiscation. Speech of Hon. O.H. Browning, of Illinois, Delivered in the Senate of the United States, Wed., June 25, 1862, Scammell & Co.


Butts, J.T., Discourse Delivered on the Day of the Funeral of President Lincoln, Wednesday, April 19, 1865, in St. Paul's Church, New York, by John McClintock, DD. LLD., 1865.


Collar, Chas. B., Sketch of Parson Brownlow, and His Speeches, at The Academy of Music and Cooper Institute, New York, May, 1862, published by E.D. Barker, New York, 1862.


Declaration of the Immediate Cause Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union; and the Ordinance of Secession, printed by order of The Convention, 1860.


Hammond, William A., A Statement of the Causes Which Led to the Dismissal of Surgeon-General William A. Hammond From the Army..., Sept, 1864.


Hardinge, Emma, The Great Funeral Oration on Abraham Lincoln, by Miss Emma Hardinge. Delivered Sun., April 16, 1865 at Cooper Institute, New York..., 1865.


Houser, M.L., Abraham Lincoln, Student. His Books, 1932.


Houser, M.L., The Books that Lincoln Read, 1929.


Hynd, Alan, How the Pinkertons Thwarted the Plot to Assassinate a President-Elect, 1941.


Lincoln, Abraham, An Address delivered by Abraham Lincoln before the Springfield Washingtonian Temperance Society... February 22, 1842, copyright 1889, O.H. Oldroyd, Springfield, Ill.


Lincoln, Abraham, National Politics. Speech of Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, Delivered at the Cooper Institute, Monday, Feb. 27, 1860, Tribune Tracts.- No. 4, 1860.


Lincoln, Abraham, President Lincoln's Views. An Important Letter on the Principles Involved in the Vallandigham Case. Correspondence in Relation to the Democratic Meeting at Albany, New York, King & Baird Printers, Philadelphia, 1863.


Phillips, Wendell, The War For the Union; A Lecture by Wendell Phillips, Esq., Delivered in New York and Boston, Dec. 1861, published by E.D. Barker, New York, 1862.


Pitts, Hon. Edmund L., Speech of Hon. Edmund L. Pitts, of Orleans, in Assemble, Tues. Evening, Febr. 9, 1864, Union Campaign Documents, No. 5.


Pratt, Harry E., The Repudiation of Lincoln's War Policy in 1862- Stuart-Swett Congressional Campaign, 1931.


Sanitary Commission Bulletin, The, No. 37, Philadelphia, May 1, 1865.


Schurz, Carl, A Speech by Carl Schurz, of Wisconsin. Delivered in St. Louis, Aug. 1, 1860, Evening Journal Tracts, No. 11, 1860.


Starr, John W., Jr., New Light on Lincoln's Last Day, 1926.


Sumner, Charles, The Promises of the Declaration of Independence. Eulogy on Abraham Lincoln, Delivered Before The Municipal Authorities of the City of Boston, June 1, 1865, by Charles Sumner, Ticknor & Fields, Boston, 1865.


Vallandigham Copperhead Conspiracy in the North West. An Expose of the Treasonable Order of the "Sons of Liberty.", John A. Gray and Green, New York.


Vasvary, Edmund, Lincoln's Hungarian Heroes. The Participation of Hungarians in the Civil War 1861-1865, 1939.