Personal Finances of Abraham Lincoln
Pratt, Harry E.
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The Abraham Lincoln Association

THIS book is published by the Abraham Lincoln Association. This Association, originally known as the Lincoln Centennial Associa|tion, was organized in 1909. Its purposes are: "To observe each anni|versary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln; to preserve and make more readily accessible the landmarks associated with his life; and actively to encourage, promote and aid the collection and dissemination of authentic information regarding all phases of his life and career."

The regular publication of the Association is The Abraham Lincoln Quarterly. This forty-eight page publication is issued in March, June, September and December. It contains articles on Lincoln's life, news items of general interest, unpublished letters, descriptions of important collections of Lincolniana, and the results of the latest research in the field. The Quarterly, first published in March, 1940, enlarged the scope of The Bulletin, fifty-eight numbers of which were published between 1923 and 1939. The list of members of the Association is published annually in The Quarterly.

The Abraham Lincoln Association Papers were issued annually from 1924 to 1939. These volumes contained the addresses delivered under the auspices of the Association on successive Lincoln birthday anniver|saries. Since 1940 the addresses have been published in The Quarterly.

Eight special volumes have been issued by the Association. The first four listed, with dates of publication, are studies of the day-by-day ac|tivities of Abraham Lincoln from his birth to the presidency.

  • 1933—Paul M. Angle, Lincoln, 1854-1861.
  • 1936—Benjamin P. Thomas, Lincoln, 1847-1853.
  • 1939—Harry E. Pratt, Lincoln, 1840-1846.
  • 1941—Harry E. Pratt, Lincoln, 1809-1839.
  • Page  1901930—Paul M. Angle, New Letters and Papers of Lincoln.
  • 1934—Benjamin P. Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem.
  • 1935—Paul M. Angle, "Here I Have Lived": A History of Lincoln's Springfield, 1821-1865.
  • 1938—William Dean Howells, Life of Lincoln.

The Association is a not-for-profit corporation. It has a small endowment, but is supported principally by the dues of its Sustaining Members. Dues are five dollars a year for Junior Members, those under thirty-five years of age, and ten dollars a year for Senior Members, those over thirty-five years. The library membership is five dollars annually. Members receive all publications issued during the period of their membership without additional charge. Anyone desiring to be|come a member or desiring further information about the Association or its work should communicate with Harry E. Pratt, Executive Sec|retary, First National Bank Building, Springfield, Illinois.