Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891

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Dates:
birth 1818‑12‑25
death 1891‑03‑18
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United States
English

Biographical notes:

Herndon was a Springfield, Illinois lawyer, and the last law partner of Abraham Lincoln.

From the description of Letter, April 5, 1890. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 662739068

Abraham Lincoln's law partner and biographer.

From the description of ALS : to Benjamin Franklin Underwood, 1881 Oct. 29. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617046

Springfield, Ill. lawyer, who had been Abraham Lincoln's law partner.

From the description of Notes, 1878. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 51747500

W.H. Herndon (1818-1891) was Abraham Lincoln's law partner and wrote a biography of Lincoln published in 1889.

From the description of Letter, 1869 Mar. 27, Springfield, Ill. [to] Mr. Hanks. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 19771770

Springfield, Illinois, lawyer and law partner of Abraham Lincoln; Lincoln biographer.

From the description of Law commonplace book, ca. 1849. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33891176

From the description of Letter: Springfield, Ill., to Owen Clark, Milford, Conn., 1866 Nov. 16. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33891208

From the description of Legal documents, 1867, 1868. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33891195

From the description of Record of legal precedents, ca. 1854. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33809583

From the description of Legal documents, 1849-1860, n.d. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33809505

From the description of Legal documents, 1853, 1859. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33809512

From the description of Legal documents, 1856-1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33809515

From the description of Letter: Chinkapin Hill P.O., Sangamon Co., Ill., to Mr. Noyes, 1874 Feb. 4. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33809522

From the description of Legal documents, 1851-1859. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33809509

From the description of Letter: Springfield, Ill., to Owen Clark, Milford, Conn., 1866 Oct. 4. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33809542

From the description of Legal document, 1848 June 6. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33809497

From the description of Legal documents, 1848-1859. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33809503

From the description of Legal documents, 1858, 1860, n.d. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33809516

From the description of Legal document, [1849 Sept.] (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33809500

From the description of Letters, 1847-1853. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33809566

From the description of Letter and writing, 1887, 1888? (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33809519

From the description of Letter: Springfield, Ill., to [Andrew] Boyd, 1867 Jan. 29. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33891210

From the description of Legal documents, 1850-1853, n.d. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33891191

From the description of Letter: Springfield, Ill., to Mr. Wood, 1856 Nov. 15. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33891206

From the description of Legal document : Sangamon County Circuit Court, 1859 Oct. 28. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33891181

From the description of Papers, 1866-1889. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33891238

From the description of Letters, 1850-1887. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33891218

From the description of Letter: Springfield, Ill., to Mr. Chatterton, 1875 May 1. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33891203

From the description of Legal documents, 1830-1897, n.d. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33891185

From the description of Legal documents, 1843-1865. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33891190

From the description of Letters and note: Springfield, Ill., 1868-188? (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33891217

Junior law partner of Abraham Lincoln in 1844; author of Life of Lincoln.

From the description of ALS, 1890 Aug. 8-9, Springfield, Ill., to John Eleazer Remsburg. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626001

Biographical Notes

William Henry Herndon

Born, Greensburg, Ky.
Moved to Illinois
Moved to Sangamon County, Ill.
Moved to Springfield, Ill.
Student, preparatory department, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill.
Married Mary Maxcy (died 1861)
Admitted to bar and formed law partnership with Abraham Lincoln
Elected mayor of Springfield, Ill.
Married Anna Miles
Coauthored with Jesse W. Weik Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (Chicago: Belford, Clarke. 3 vols.)
Died, Springfield, Ill.

Jesse William Weik

Born, Greencastle, Ind.
A.B., Indiana Asbury (now DePauw) University, Greencastle, Ind.
A.M., Indiana Asbury University, Greencastle, Ind.
Admitted to bar but never practiced
Coauthored with William H. Herndon Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (Chicago: Belford, Clarke. 3 vols.)
Published Abraham Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (New York: D. Appleton. 2 vols.), a revised edition of Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (Chicago: Belford, Clarke. 3 vols.)
Died

Abraham Lincoln

Born, Hardin County, Ky.
Moved to Indiana
Moved to Macon County, Ill.
Moved to New Salem, Ill.; employed as storekeeper
Served in Black Hawk War; became partner in Lincoln & Berry, a general store
Postmaster, New Salem, Ill.
Deputy county surveyor, Sangamon County, Ill.
Member, Illinois state legislature (Whig)
Licensed as attorney
Moved to Springfield and practiced law in partnership with John T. Stuart and later Stephen T. Logan
Married Mary Todd
Formed law partnership with William H. Herndon
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (Whig) from Illinois, Thirtieth Congress
Resumed law practice
Joined Republican party
Unsuccessful Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in opposition to Stephen A. Douglas
Elected president
Reelected president
Shot by John Wilkes Booth
Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Herndon-Weik Collection of Lincolniana, circa 1824-1933, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)



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