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1905, were further extended to ten volumes: these, of course, furnish much of the material for my work. A selection from them, with an introduction by Mr Bryce, has been recently added to Everyman's Library, and Lincoln's speeches are thus at last accessible to the general public on this side of the Atlantic.
I may, perhaps, be allowed to note that, with all its deficiencies, this is, as far as I am aware, the first serious attempt made by an Englishman to portray on any full-sized canvas the greatest of the popular statesmen of the last century, the most notable figure among the leaders of the English-speaking democracy. I have not attempted to do more than to suggest, by way of background, the events amongst which he lived. Even an outline of the complex action of the Civil War, would only, as I think, have confused the picture of the man which I have tried to draw.
H. B. B.
LETCHWORTH, June 30, 1907.
Lincoln's Attitude towards the War.
List of Illustrations
ABRAHAM LINCOLN, after an engraving by Buttré Frontispiece
*LOG CABIN IN WHICH LINCOLN WAS BORN (re
built from original logs).
MAP OF ILLINOIS, ETC.
*LINCOLN'S HOME AT SPRINGFIELD, 1860.
*LINCOLN IN 1848, from a daguerreotype owned by
*FAC-SIMILE OF HUMOROUS NOTE OF LINCOLN'S,
*LINCOLN IN 1860 (AUGUST), from an ambrotype
*LINCOLN IN 1860, from life-mask by L. W. Volk.
MAP OF UNITED STATES
*LINCOLN AND HIS CABINET, from F. B. Carpenter's painting.
*MARY TODD LINCOLN
*LINCOLN IN 1864, from photograph by Brady
*LINCOLN, APRIL 9, 1865, from photograph by A. Gardner
*FAC-SIMILE OF NOTE BY LINCOLN, in possession
of G. A. Morton, New Haven, Conn.
Illustrations marked thus * are reproduced by the courtesy of Messrs Doubleday & M'Clure, New York.