Portable desk, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
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Mahogany writing box with brass plate in center of hinged top. Back folds down into flat surface on bottom. Slanted on top for writing. Hinged compartments on both sides, covered with fabric. Several compartments in front, one long with lid, one each inkwell with bottle and one square with circular well and ringed brass circular lid. L 14" x W 8 1/4" x H 4 5/16" cm (closed). L 16 1/2" x W 14" H 3 1/8" to 1 1/2" (open). This desk belonged to Abraham Lincoln during his residence in Springfield, IL, 1844-1861. Used for conducting business while travelling, such as on the legal circuit and at political rallies. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities 16 History
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865|
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