Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Cooper, Peter (1791-1883) A letter from Peter Cooper to ....Abraham Lincoln

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06853 Author/Creator: Cooper, Peter (1791-1883) Place Written: New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1862/10/21 Pagination: 12 p. 21.8 x 13.9 cm

Addressing opposition to slavery and duty of govt to induce slaves to fight for the Union. Printed with "what they have to do who stay at home" regarding the Sanitary Commission by F.L. Olmstead. Loyal Publication Society, No. 28-Part II. Disbound

Order a CopyCitation Guidelines for Online Resources