Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
[Revised Draft 4/19/10]
Books, Articles, and Pamphlets
“A Funeral That Lasted Thirty-six Years,” The American Funeral Director (February
American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority. Ceremonies [for Commemoration
Program at] Abraham Lincoln Tomb, Springfield, Illinois, September 22, 1962
Angle, Paul M. “The Building of the Lincoln Monument,” Lincoln Centennial
Association Papers (1926): 17-59.
Bateman, Newton. National Lincoln Monument (Springfield, Ill.: National Lincoln
Monument Association, 1865).
Bonner, Estelle. Echo of His Words (Boulder, Colo.: E. Bonner, 1957)
Booton, J. F. “The Rebuilding of Lincoln’s Tomb Interior Finally Made Adequate,”
Illinois Public Works 5 (Spring 1947): 21-4.
Brooks, Walter H. Impressions at the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln (Washington, D.C.: s.n.,
Campbell, Douglas G. “In Memory of Virtue: A Study of Illinoisians’ Designs for the
Lincoln Tomb,” Lincoln Herald 86 (Spring 1984): 32-40.
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Cashman, Dorothy M. The Lincoln Tomb (n.p., ca. 1955).
Clemens, Earle R. Lincoln Memorials in Many States (s.l., s.n., 1937?).
Craughwell, Thomas. Stealing Lincoln’s Body (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University
Davidson, Thomas. “The Lincoln Monument at Springfield,” Western Architect 1 (April
Fay, H. W. “The Attempt to Steal Lincoln’s Body,” Hobbies (January 1937) ____
_____. The Story of Lincoln’s Tomb and Its Three Constructions (Springfield, Ill.: Week
by Week Press, 1932).
“Fifth Custodian of Lincoln’s Tomb,” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 44
(Summer 1951): 187-88.
Forney, John W. Circular Letter Asking Subscriptions for the Artillery Group of Statuary
of the National Lincoln Monument, which had been Assigned to the City of Philadelphia
Garrison, Don, ed. [prepared under the direction of Harry H. Cleaveland] The Tomb of
Abraham Lincoln: Springfield, Illinois (Springfield, Ill..: State of Illinois, 1933).
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The Governor and the General Assembly of the State of Illinois extend to you a cordial
invitation to join the President of the United States in doing honor to the memory of
Illinois’ martyred President at the ceremonies attending the dedication of the remodeled
tomb of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield on Wednesday, June 17, 1931, at 2:30 p.m.
(Springfield, Ill.: s.n., 1931).
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Grand Army of the Republic. Pilgrimage of the G.A.R. to the Tomb of Lincoln,
September 29, 1887…Souvenir from the Home of Lincoln (Springfield, Ill.: H. W.
Hammond, C. Herrick. “The Remodeling of the Lincoln Tomb,” The Western Architect
39 (February 1930): ____
Hickey, James T. “Robert Todd Lincoln and His Father’s Grave Robbers, or Left in the
Lurch by the Secret Service,” The Collected Writings of James T. Hickey (Springfield,
Ill.: Illinois State Historical Society, 1990): 227-232. [Originally published in Journal of
the Illinois State Historical Society 77 (Winter 1984): 295-300.
Hill, Nancy. “The Preservation Histories of Three Lincoln Sites in Illinois” (Ph.D.
dissertation, Illinois State University, 1999).
_____. “The Transformation of the Lincoln Tomb,” Journal of the Abraham Lincoln
Association 27 (Winter 2006): 39-56.
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Hoffman, George Edward. At Lincoln’s Tomb (Christian Century Co., 1942).
Hoover, Herbert. Address of President Hoover at the Dedication of the Remodeled Tomb
of Abraham Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, Wednesday June 17, 1931 (Washington D.C.:
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1931).
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Hostick, King V. Rendezvous at Oak Ridge: Even In Death They Would [Not?] Let
Abraham Lincoln Rest (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1941).
Illinois General Assembly. House Bill No. 762 in Senate; Reported from House May 22,
1929…A Bill for an Act Making an Appropriation to the Department of Public Works and
Buildings, Division of Lincoln Tomb (Springfield, Ill.: 56th Illinois General Assembly,
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Illinois General Assembly. Senate Joint Resolution No. 16…Offered by Mr. Barr, April
28the and adopted; Whereas, the state of Illinois will dedicate the Reconstructed Tomb of
Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday June 17, 1931 at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois
(Springfield, Ill.: 57th Illinois General Assembly, Senate, 1931?).
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Illinois Department of Conservation. Lincoln’s Tomb State Memorial (Springfield, Ill.:
Department of Conservation, Division of Parks and Memorials, 193_)
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Illinois Department of Conservation. The Lincoln Tomb (Springfield, Ill.: Illinois
Department of Public Works & Buildings, 1931?).
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Illinois Department of Conservation. Lincoln’s Tomb State Memorial (Springfield, Ill.:
Department of Conservation, Information/Education Division, 1975)
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Illinois Department of Public Works and Buildings. Lincoln Tomb, Under the
Supervision of the Department of Public Works and Buildings (Springfield?, 1931?).
Illinois Lincoln Memorial Commission. Ceremonies Incident to the Placing of the
Servius Tullius Stone in the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, Ill.: n.p., 1936?).
Johnson, Edward S. Abraham Lincoln and His Last Resting Place (n.p., ca. 1902)
Johnson, Edward S. Abraham Lincoln and His Last Resting Place: A Leaflet Prepared
for Distribution at the National Lincoln Monument in the City of Springfield, Illinois
(Springfield, Ill.: Illinois Department of Public Works & Buildings, 191_)
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Jones, Edgar DeWitt. “A Preacher at Lincoln’s Tomb,” Lincoln Herald 50 (October
King, Bess. The Tomb of Abraham Lincoln (Springfield, Ill.: Lincoln Souvenir & Gift
Krause, Susan; Boston, Kelly A.; and Stowell, Daniel. Now They Belong to the Ages:
Abraham Lincoln and His Contemporaries in Oak Ridge Cemetery (Springfield, Ill.:
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2005)
Lamb, Brian. Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb?: A Tour of Presidential Gravesites (New
York: Public Affairs, 2000).
Lincoln Monument Dedication; Procession; Line of March…Exercises at the Monument
(Springfield, Ill.: Springfield Business College, 1874).
Meriam, Arthur L. “Final Interment of President Abraham Lincoln’s Remains at the
Lincoln Monument in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois,” Journal of the Illinois
State Historical Society 23 (April 1930): 171-74.
National Lincoln Monument Association. Abraham Lincoln and His Last Resting Place
_____. Address of the National Lincoln Monument Association (n.p., ca. 1874).
_____. [by John Carroll Power] Annual Reports of the Custodian to the Executive
Committee of the National Lincoln Monument Association: Reports for Nine Years, from
1875 to 1883, Inclusive, Closing with a Dissertation on Sunday Opening of the
Monument; Also, Remarks on Sight-Seeing in London; Sketches, Historical and
Descriptive Methods of Taking care of the Brock Monument at Queenston, Canada; The
Washington Monument at Baltimore, Maryland; Mount Vernon, on the Potomac…Bunker
Hill Monument, at Boston…Mention of the Washington Monument at the Capital…Now
Almost Completed; and of the Proposed Garfield Monument at Cleveland (Springfield,
Ill.: H. W. Rokker, 1884).
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_____. [by John Carroll Power] First Annual Report of the Custodian of the Lincoln
Monument to the National Lincoln Monument Association (Springfield ?, Ill.: National
Lincoln Monument Association, 1876).
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_____. National Lincoln Monument, Springfield, Illinois (Springfield?: 1874?)
National Lincoln Monument Association Records, 1865-1920, Manuscripts Division,
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library [5.5 manuscript boxes that contain
correspondence, reports, minutes, and other records of the association that oversaw the
design competition and construction of the memorial at the Lincoln Tomb, as well as
tomb custodian reports and tomb visitors’ records.]
“New Plans for the Lincoln Monument,” Lincoln Centennial Association Bulletin, No. 16
(December 1, 1929): 1-2, 8.
Nolan, J. Bennett. Of a Tomb in the Reading Cemetery and the Long Shadow of
Abraham Lincoln (n.p., 1952).
Oak Ridge Cemetery. History and Improvements of Oak Ridge Cemetery; Charter and
Ordinances, Rules and Regulations; National Lincoln Monument and Other Matters of
Interest Regarding the Same; Revised and Adopted A.D. 1902 (Springfield, Ill.: Phillips
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Official Programme of the Order of Exercises Connected with the Unveiling of the Statue
of Abraham Lincoln Upon the National Monument, Springfield, Illinois, Thursday,
October 15, 1874; Also His Remarks to His Neighbors on Leaving Springfield, February
11, 1861, with His Inaugural Addresses, Messages to Congress, Emancipation
Proclamation, and Address at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State
Journal Co., 1874).
Power, John Carroll. Abraham Lincoln: His Great Funeral Cortege from Washington
City to Springfield, Illinois; With a History and Description of the National Lincoln
Monument (Springfield, Ill.: 1872).
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_____. Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Public Service, Death and Great Funeral Cortege,
with a History and Description of the National Lincoln Monument, with an Appendix
(Springfield, Ill., 1887).
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_____. History of an Attempt to Steal the Body of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of
the United States of America, including a History of the Lincoln Guard of Honor, with
Eight Years [of] Lincoln Memorial Services (Springfield, Ill.: H. W. Rokker, 1887)
_____. Illustrated Description of the National Lincoln Monument (Springfield, Ill.: E.A.
Wilson & Co., 1874).
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“Rededication of Lincoln Monument,” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 24
(July 1932): 333-39.
“Simple Beauty Marks Rebuilt Tomb of Lincoln,” The Banner 36 (February 1932):___
Speer, Bonnie Stahlman. The Great Abraham Lincoln Hijack (Norman, Okla.: Reliance
Steckel Parker Architects. Lincoln’s Vault: Historic Structures Report (Springfield, Ill.:
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 1992).
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Swift, Lester L. “The President of the Lincoln Guard of Honor,” Journal of the Illinois
State Historical Society 33 (June 1940): 207-11.
Taylor, Richard S. “Broken Fragments of Lincoln Sarcophagus Unearthed,” Historic
Illinois 2 (April 1979): 1-3.
_____. “Lincoln Tomb Site Superintendent—A Rare Breed,” Historic Illinois 2 (April
Wabash Railroad Company, Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln; Indiana
School Children Under the Auspices of the Kiwanis Clubs and School
Executives…Indiana Points to Springfield, Illinois via Wabash Railway, May 30, 1929
Wabash Railroad Company, Pilgrimage to the Tomb of Abraham Lincoln; Iowa School
Children Under the Auspices of the Kiwanis Club, Shenandoah, Iowa to Springfield,
Illinois via Wabash Railway, May 30, 1929 (n.p.: 1929).
Walker, Edwin Sayer. The Lincoln Monument, with Illustrations (Springfield, Ill.: n.p.,
Williams, Michael L. Stranger Than Fiction: The Lincoln Curse (Book Surge
Broadsides and Maps
The Home at Springfield, Illinois & Tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery of President Lincoln
[graphic], designed by Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co., lithographer.
Meyer, X. C. Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois; Here, In Eternal Reverence,
Rests Abraham Lincoln. Jenkins, Merchant & Nankivil, consulting engineers; X. C.
Meyer, delineator; sketch sources from Herbert Georg. (Springfield, Ill.: Board of
Map GZ896 S76 (1947) O11
Pre-dedication Program, Lincoln Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery, June 17th, 1931, 1 pm. to
2:20 pm (Springfield, Ill.: s.n. 1931).
Fictional Works & Poetry
Bennett, Emily Thatcher. “A Bird at Lincoln’s Tomb”: and Other Poems (____: The
Neely Co., 1900).
Champlin, Tim. Lincoln’s Ransom: A Western Story (Unity, Maine: Five Star, 1999).
Lincoln Library (Springfield Public Library) Fiction F/W
Lord, James Judson. Lincoln Monument Dedication Poem; Delivered at Oak Ridge
Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, October 15, 1874 (Danville, Ill.: Illinois Printing Co.,