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The collection consists largely of printed books, pamphlets, memorial sermons, and offprints concerning Abraham Lincoln that were collected by Waldo. Noteworthy items in this collection include the first edition of Lincoln's debates with Stephen A. Douglas, Photographs of Abraham Lincoln, by Frederick Meserve (1911) and a reprint copy of the New York Herald, April 15, 1865 proclaiming that Lincoln was shot.
Ostendorf, Lloyd. Just before Christmas in 1837, Abraham Lincoln does his holiday shopping in Springfield at A. Y. Ellis & Company on the west side of the Square where his intimate friend, Joshua Fry Speed, is a partner with Abner Y. Ellis and James Bell. Above this store Lincoln shared a sleeping room with Speed. This firm sold general merchandise., 1905-05-18
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