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Bancroft, George (1800-1891) Memorial address on the life and character of Abraham Lincoln

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01306 Author/Creator: Bancroft, George (1800-1891) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 12 February 1866 Pagination: 80 p. ; 30 x 25 cm.

Delivered before Congress in the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Printed by the Government Printing Office. With "Correspondence Relating to the Memorial Address," printed beginning on page 73.

Bancroft was an American historian and a public official. He wrote the monumental, A History of the United States, a 10 volume history that he later reduced to six.

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