This collection contains the personal and professional papers of attorney and United States Marshal of
the District of Columbia Ward Hill Lamon (1818-1891), a close friend and a biographer of Abraham Lincoln.
The collection includes source materials for Lamon's biography of Lincoln and papers covering Lamon's own life and career,
including numerous letters addressed to Lamon seeking Lincoln's patronage and papers related to Lamon's activities during
the Civil War.
Ward Hill Lamon (1827-1893), law partner and friend of Abraham Lincoln, was born near Winchester, Virginia, and brought up
on a farm in Berkeley County, now West Virginia.
2490 pieces in 32 boxes, 1 oversize box, 4 bound volumes.
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