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Nicolay, John G. (John George) 1832-1901

Overview
Works: 266 works in 812 publications in 1 language and 15,102 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Personal narratives  Personal correspondence  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Sources  Manuscripts  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Redactor, Creator
Classifications: E457, 973.7092
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An oral history of Abraham Lincoln : John G. Nicolay's interviews and essays by John G Nicolay( )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 2,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John G. Nicolay, who had known Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, served as chief White House secretary from 1861 to 1865. Trained as a journalist, Nicolay had hoped to write a campaign biography of Lincoln in 1860, a desire that was thwarted when an obscure young writer named William Dean Howells got the job. Years later, however, Nicolay fulfilled his ambition; with John Hay, he spent the years from 1872 to 1890 writing a monumental ten-volume biography of Lincoln. In preparation for this task, Nicolay interviewed men who had known Lincoln both during his years in Springfield and later when he became the president of the United States. "When it came time to write their massive biography, however," Burlingame notes, "he and Hay made sparing use of the interviews" because they had become "skeptical about human memory." Nicolay and Hay also feared that Robert Todd Lincoln might censor material that reflected "poorly on Lincoln or his wife." Nicolay had interviewed such Springfield friends as Lincoln's first two law partners, John Todd Stuart and Stephen T. Logan. At the Iillinois capital in June and July 1875, he talked to a number of others including Orville H. Browning, U.S. senator and Lincoln's close friend and adviser for over thirty-five years, and Ozias M. Hatch, Lincoln's political ally and Springfield neighbor. Four years later, he returned briefly and spoke with John W. Bunn, a young political "insider" from Springfield at the time Lincoln was elected president, and once again with Hatch. Briefer and more narrowly focused than the Springfield interviews, the Washington interviews deal with the formation of Lincoln's cabinet, his relations with Congress, his behavior during the war, his humor, and his grief. To supplement these interviews, Burlingame has included Nicolay's unpublished essays on Lincoln during the 1860 campaign and on Lincoln's journey from Springfield to Washington in 1861, essays based on firsthand testimony
Abraham Lincoln, a history by John G Nicolay( Book )

118 editions published between 1882 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's law partner wrote a history of Lincoln containing many little-known facts some of which have been disproved by later scholars
The outbreak of rebellion by John G Nicolay( )

48 editions published between 1881 and 2017 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John G. Nicolay (1832?1901) was an undeniably apt and brilliant choice to inaugurate the landmark Campaigns of the Civil War series. Private secretary to President Lincoln and coauthor (with John Hay) of the monumental, ten-volume Lincoln biography, Nicolay experienced the Civil War from a unique vantage point: living in the White House, witnessing the many momentous events and minor wranglings, sharing the nation's trauma with Lincoln, and winning his open confidence. It is Nicolay's firsthand knowledge and personal observations of the key figures that imbue The Outbreak of Rebellion (1881) with immediacy and thrust. Here is the secession fever that swept the South; Lincoln's shrewd and desperate maneuverings to hold the border states; the behind-the-scenes debates about how to respond to the crisis; the attack on Fort Sumter and the call to arms; and the hard-fought battle along Bull Run creek that resulted in a chaotic Federal defeat and the first appalling casualties of the war. Nicolay's insider view of the opening act of the Civil War has produced a succinct, compelling account of considerable value and fascinating insights. -Publisher's description
Complete works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( )

78 editions published between 1894 and 2008 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short life of Abraham Lincoln : condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham Lincoln : a history by John G Nicolay( Book )

35 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln; complete works, comprising his speeches, letters, state papers, and miscellaneous writings by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

33 editions published between 1894 and 2004 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short life of Abraham Lincoln by John G Nicolay( )

19 editions published between 1902 and 2018 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolay and John Hay worked closely with Lincoln in the White House. Together they produced a ten volume biography of the 16th President. This condensed one-volume edition, completed by Nicolay, is acclaimed for maintaining the larger work's breadth and clarity. In itself, it is a fair and complete study of Lincoln, his achievement, and his times
Lincoln's secretary goes West : two reports by John G. Nicolay on frontier Indian troubles, 1862 by John G Nicolay( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( )

2 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

2 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hole-in-the-day by John G Nicolay( )

16 editions published between 1863 and 2018 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hole-in-the-Day was a an Ojibwa chief in Minnesota. This account was written by John G. Nicolay, President Abraham Lincoln's personal secretary, who met Hole-in-the-Day in 1862
Abraham Lincoln; complete works by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

6 editions published between 1894 and 1922 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln; complete works, comprising his speeches, state papers, and miscellaneous writings by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

2 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontispiece on v. 1, portrait; of v. 2, facsimile
Complete works by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

5 editions published between 1894 and 1905 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln, a History -- Volume 02 by John G Nicolay( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln: a History -- Volume 01 by John G Nicolay( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers, 1833-1916 by Abraham Lincoln( )

6 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence and other papers, mainly letters addressed to Lincoln during his Presidency. Includes some 1200 items preserved by John G. Nicolay in his capacities as Lincoln's secretary and editor of the writings, two drafts of the Gettysburg address, the letter of condolence from Queen Victoria to Mrs. Lincoln, and a very small amount of material about Lincoln, 1865-1916. Correspondents include Nathaniel Banks, Edward Bates, Montgomery Blair, Benjamin Brewster, Salmon P. Chase, Schuyler Colfax, David Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, John Hay, Andrew Johnson, Reverdy Johnson, George B. McClellan, George G. Meade, Edwin D. Morgan, John G. Nicolay, William Rosecrans, William H. Seward, Horatio Seymour, Caleb B. Smith, James Speed, Edwin M. Stanton, Charles Sumner, Lyman Trumbull, Lew Wallace, Elihu B. Washburne, and Gideon Welles
Abraham Lincoln : the full and authorized record of his private life and public career by John G Nicolay( Book )

5 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln : a history by John G Nicolay( Book )

33 editions published between 1890 and 1917 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campaigns of the Civil War( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The outbreak of rebellion
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Alternative Names
John George Nicolay American biographer

John George Nicolay Amerikaans auteur (1832-1901)

John George Nicolay amerikanesche Politiker

John George Nicolay Privatsekretär und Biograph von Abraham Lincoln

John George Nicolay scrittore e funzionario statunitense

Nicolay, John Georg 1832-1901

Nicolay, John George.

Nicolay, John George 1832-1901

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