First hand source material for Lincolniana in these reminiscences, memories, friends, newspapermen, a detective, a sculptor, women, family -- all collected from contemporary newspapers, magazines, journals of various societies, etc. Each article is prefaced by data about the contributor or the situation. There are incidents of his boyhood and youth, of his life in New Salem, Springfield, of riding the circuit, of his career as a lawyer, his debates, his candidacy, his inauguration; speeches, interviews, visitors; the assassination, the last hours, the funeral sermon. Press reports and eye witness accounts of various events, along with international judgment on his fame. Of interest primarily to collectors of Lincolniana.