LIGHTY AND LUPTON JOIN
LINCOLN CORPS OF DISCOVERY
Research Associate Chandler Lighty and Associate
Editor John Lupton recently joined five previous
recipients in the project’s
Lincoln Corps of Discovery. To
gain membership in this elite
group of researchers, a staff
member must discover a
document written by Lincoln
that is unknown to the
repository in which it is housed.
Lighty (pictured at
right) discovered two notes
written by Lincoln in the
records of the Treasury Department at Archives II in College
Lupton (pictured below) discovered eleven pages
of amendments written by
Lincoln in the records of the
House of Representatives at
the National Archives in
downtown Washington. The
amendments were part of a
bill from the Post Offices
and Post Roads Committee,
of which Lincoln was a
member when he was a
America,” and Schnell’s was “Middle-class Middle Ground:
Court Week in Lincoln’s Illinois.”
Erika Holst talked to the Zeta Psi fraternity at the
University of Illinois. Her presentation was entitled: “Lincoln’s
Left Brain: The Sixteenth President’s Scientific Interests.”
John Lupton presented “Hunting and Gathering the
Papers of Abraham Lincoln” at the Michigan in Perspective:
The Local History Conference in Detroit, Michigan. Lupton
also presented a program on Lincoln and the Eighth Judicial
Circuit to an Elderhostel group visiting Springfield.
Stacy McDermott presented “Matrimony and
Divorce in Sangamon County, 1837-1861” at a luncheon
for the Alumni SAGE Society at the University of Illinois at
Ed Bradley presented a paper entitled “Civil War
Patronage in the West: Abraham Lincoln’s Appointment of
William Jayne as Governor of the Dakota Territory” at
“Abraham Lincoln Looks West: The 41st Annual Dakota
Conference on the Northern Plains.” The conference was
held at the Center for Western Studies at Augustana College
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where Bradley also made a
luncheon presentation about the Papers of Abraham Lincoln.
Presentations in May...
Stacy McDermott made a presentation about the
project and Lincoln’s law practice to a group of McHenry
County lawyers during their annual Law Day luncheon.
John Lupton spoke in Peoria to the Abraham Lincoln
Inn of Court—the oldest Inn of Court in the state. Nearly
forty judges and lawyers heard Lupton speak about Lincoln
the lawyer, with emphasis on Lincoln’s notes for a law lecture.
Daniel Stowell and Assistant Editor A J Aiséirithe
presented papers at the annual conference of the United
States Capitol Historical Society in Washington, DC. Stowell
spoke on “‘Government Girls’ in Wartime Washington,” and
Aiséirithe spoke on “Garrisonian Abolitionists and President
Lincoln during the Civil War.”
Stowell also particpated in a conference at the Filson
Historical Society entitled “From Country Lawyer to
Commander-in-Chief: The Making of Abraham Lincoln.”
Stowell spoke about Lincoln as a Politician.
Presentations in June...
Daniel Stowell spoke to the Senior Counsel Division
of the Hawaii State Bar Association about Lincoln’s career
as an attorney. Also in June, Stowell spoke to students and
faculty at Brigham Young University-Hawaii about the
political and military power of Lincoln’s words.
John Lupton gave two presentations to nearly thirty
participants of the Horace Mann Teacher’s Institute in June.
He spoke about Lincoln’s legal career and about
authenticating Lincoln’s handwriting.
Also in June, Assistant Editor Daniel Worthington
attended the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents
at the University of Wisconsin.
DONORS The project acknowledges with deep appreciation the
generosity of the following contributors:
Abraham Lincoln Inn of Court
Dr. Michael J. Devine in memory of John Trutter
and Judge Harlington Wood Jr.
Lincoln Land Community College Elderhostel
Judge and Mrs. Richard Mills
in memory of Judge Harlington Wood Jr.
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