Digital Library houses unique Lincoln assassination manhunt materials
Falvey Memorial Library’s Digital Library and Special Collections hold a special and fascinating repository of materials pertaining to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, which commemorates its 150th anniversary today. The materials show a rare glimpse of the fervor and technology utilized in the manhunt to locate Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, in the days and weeks following the fatal shooting.
The following four features include links to digitized content about the assassination and hunt for the assassins, provided by Michael Foight, Special Collections and Digital Library coordinator. Click on the blue hyperlinks to go directly to the materials’ digital holdings and data.
Visit the Digital Library anytime to view our comprehensive and diverse collection of rare books, manuscripts, realia and other digital content.
Special Order No. 61, April 16, 1865
Special Order, No. 66, April 21, 1865
New York Tablet : A Family Journal, v. VIII, no. 47, April 22, 1865 (see pages 8+)
Letter, To: “My gentle unknown friend” From: Henry O. Nightingale, April 30, 1865
Resources and links provided by Michael Foight, Special Collections and Digital Library coordinator.
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