Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865
- Existence: May 10, 1838-April 26, 1865
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS 1387
Overview: The collection consists of playbills and programs, photographs in a variety of formats, engravings, posters, clippings, and other printed material which document the performing arts in the United States and throughout the world from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. Material relating to dramatic performance forms the nucleus of the collection, but dance, opera, motion picture, circus, radio, and television performances are also represented.
Call Number: GEN MSS 257
Overview: Correspondence and writings by and about Abraham Lincoln, and a gold pen used by Lincoln. 4 ALS from Lincoln to Benjamin F. James, William M. Dickson, and to an unidentified recipient. Writings by Lincoln include an autograph praecipe issued by Lincoln for writ in his first law case, "David Woolridge vs. Hawthorne", and a fragment of a speech on slavery. Also present is a letter by Edwin Booth to Colonel A. Badeau concerning Lincoln's assassination by his brother, John Wilkes Booth, two days...