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Herndon: Lincoln"s law partner

David Herbert Donald

Herndon: Lincoln"s law partner

by David Herbert Donald

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891,
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Friends and associates

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby David Herbert Donald ...
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE457.4 .H557
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 p. l., 13, [1] p.
    Number of Pages13
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL191452M
    LC Control Numbera 47002122
    OCLC/WorldCa9947027

    Herndon's Lincoln By William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik, edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis, University of Illinois Press, This account of Abraham Lincoln's pre-presidential life was first published in and has become a classic because it is based on the research and personal knowledge of Lincoln's law partner, William.   The appearance of the Lamon-Black Life of Abraham Lincoln caused a David Donald’s words, “For the first time the stories about which Herndon had been gossiping for years in his ‘indirect language’ were now revealed in their ugly nakedness—the illegitimacy of Lincoln’s mother, the jilting of Mary Todd, domestic difficulties in the Lincoln household, Lincoln.

    After Abraham Lincoln's assassination, William Herndon, his former law partner, began exhaustive research on what became "the most influential biography of Lincoln ever published." Herndon, determined to learn all he could about his subject, initiated an extensive correspondence with people who had known the late president. William H. Herndon, Lincoln’s law partner for more than 20 years, believed Lincoln was not Thomas Lincoln’s son. He wrote that Lincoln’s stepmother Sarah Bush’s social status was fixed by the comparison of a neighbor who contrasted “life among the Hanks, the Lincolns and Enloes with that among the Bushes.”.

    Lincoln always had a law partner. In order his partners were: (1) John T. Stuart; (2) Stephen T. Logan; (3) William Herndon. Lincoln's offices with all his partners were always located in Springfield. 2. Perhaps Lincoln's greatest asset as a lawyer was his ability to simplify cases. He was able to reduce even complex cases to a few key points. Most of this correspondence was characterized by Herndon’s seeking enlightenment from these notables, but when Herndon’s law partner became a nationally recognized politician, these correspondents sought information about Lincoln from Herndon. These are the sorts of letters that appear in our book, Herndon on Lincoln: Letters. Parker was a.


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Herndon: Lincoln"s law partner by David Herbert Donald Download PDF EPUB FB2

This life of Lincoln's friend, law partner, and biographer is such a book. It has a two-fold focus: on the "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" days-the days of Lincoln's courting, arguing, and politicking; and on Herndon's long and wracking fight to publish his biography in the face of poverty, drive, and disillusionment, it achieves the impetus and grandeur of by: 8.

This is an extraordinary book, for several reasons. First, William H. Herndon was Abraham Herndon: Lincolns law partner book law partner for sixteen years prior to Lincoln becoming President.

Second, because Herndon spent several years after Lincolns assassination writing to and interviewing scores of people that knew Lincoln during his life and career up to the presidency/5. William H. Herndon was Lincoln's law partner in Springfield. He probably knew the pre-White House Lincoln better than anybody else.

Herndon set a goal of portraying Lincoln as he actually was--showing us his faults as well as his strengths. As such, his insights into Lincoln's personality and character are valuable pieces to the Lincoln by: Another fellow attorney, Henry C.

Whitney, wrote Herndon in that Mr. Lincoln “had taken you in as a partner, supposing that you had a system and would keep things in order, but that you would not make much of a lawyer; but that he found that you had no more system than he had, but that you were a fine lawyer, so that he was doubly disappointed.” 4 Lincoln legal.

Herndon was nine years younger than Lincoln and was unable to answer himself how he became Lincoln's law partner. The book spurned my curiosity about several aspects of Lincoln life and culminated in my search for Herndon's original letter on Lincoln's religion written in and known as "The Abbot Letter."/5.

‎A biography of Abraham Lincoln by his long-time law partner, William Herndon and Herndon's collaborator, Jesse Weik. The book is notable for its extensive use of first hand interviews (unusual for its time) and for Herndon's overriding determination to convey an affectionate but frank picture of his Author: Librivox.

Herndon, referred to as “Billy” by Lincoln, was invited by Lincoln to practice law in the law office of (Stephen) Logan and Lincoln in ByLincoln was ready to start his own practice and asked Herndon, who was nine years younger than Lincoln, to be his law partner.

Both his doctoral dissertation (Herndon: Lincoln's Law Partner (Urbana: University of Illinois, ) and the published biography that emerged from it are models of skill and resourcefulness in research, which have enabled and illuminated all subsequent by: 1.

William H. Herndon, Abraham Lincoln's law partner and biographer, made a record of "secret and private things" about Lincoln in two memorandum books that long ago disappeared. Description A biography of Abraham Lincoln by his long-time law partner, William Herndon and Herndon's collaborator, Jesse Weik.

The book is notable for its extensive use of first hand interviews (unusual for its time) and for Herndon's overriding determination to convey an affectionate but frank picture of his law partner's life story as remembered by Lincoln's.

The book is notable for its extensive use of first hand interviews (unusual for its time) and for Herndon's overriding determination to convey an affectionate but frank picture of his law partner's. Lincoln's Law Partners. In his nearly 25 years as a lawyer in Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln had three partners.

He joined John Todd Stuart () as a junior partner, then started a new practice as a junior partner with Stephen T. Logan (). After he and Logan dissolved their partnership, he took William H. The book is signed “Lincoln & Herndon” by Lincoln’s law partner, William Herndon.

Lincoln and Herndon, partners for 17 years, had more than thick law and statute books in. In his celebrated Lincoln biography, Herndon described his law partner's habits in the office: "When he reached the office, about nine o'clock in the morning, the first thing he did was to pick up a newspaper, spread himself out on an old sofa.

Herndon served as Lincoln's law partner in Illinois. "Based on Herndon's intimate, first-hand knowledge, this will always be the most authoritative single source for Lincoln's early period." Depart of State library stamps on versos, dated William Herndon was a Springfield lawyer when he joined Lincoln, nine years his elder, as a partner in From then until Lincoln went to Washington as president inHerndon was the nearest thing to a confidant that the notoriously “shut-mouthed” Lincoln had.

William Herndon, Lincoln’s law partner in Springfield, spent 16 years by his side but later observed that Lincoln was the most “shut-mouthed man who ever lived.” Even Lincoln conceded the : Josh Zeitz.

William H. Herndon's Life of Lincoln, written to counteract the worshipful view of Abraham Lincoln held by the public, caused enormous controversy when first published in Unlike the hagiographies that celebrate the selflessness of the "Great Emancipator," Herndon's account emphasizes Lincoln's private life: his brooding, self-doubt, warring : Hachette Books.

This book has pages. The first life of William Herndon, Lincoln's friend, law partner, and biographer ~ his companion of the boisterous circuit-riding days ~ mayor of Springfield ~ political boss ~ a poet and a dreamer ~ a man of books and memories, whose reach was greater than his.

In its original concept, a three book edition. William Henry Herndon () Herndon did some very enthusiastic research on his law partner. His work brought about by many interviews of those who loved Lincoln and those who did not. They were a bit too much for many historians and friends of old Abe.

Lincoln continued to practice law in the Tinsley Block office and accepted a younger lawyer, William H.

Herndon, as his junior partner. The firm of Lincoln and Herndon practiced from the Tinsley Block office from until about Location: Springfield, Illinois.Housed in a custom folding box. Overall, a beautiful copy of this scarce set. Herndon's Lincoln is an unofficial biography of Abraham Lincoln by his close friend and law partner William H.

Herndon. After graduating from Illinois College, Herndon moved to Springfield to work before attending law school, at which point he met the future Edition: First Edition. As a sexologist, I posit that Lincoln was a Kinsey homosexual with more than incidental opposite-sex contact.

But as I studied Lincoln's magnificent life, I realized that William Herndon, Lincoln's law partner for 20 years and the keeper of Lincoln's legacy, never mentioned anything that would leave one to believe that Lincoln was gay.