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Mary Todd Lincoln

First Lady (13-Dec-1818 — 16-Jul-1882)


Jean H. Baker. Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography. New York: W. W. Norton. 1987. 429pp.

W. A. Evans. Mrs. Abraham Lincoln: A Study of Her Personality and Her Influence on Lincoln. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1932.

Katherine Helm. The True Story of Mary, Wife of Lincoln. New York: Harper and Bros.. 1928.

Elizabeth Keckley. Behind the Scenes: Formerly a slave, but more recently modiste, and friend to Mrs. Lincoln. Chicago, IL: Lakeside Press. 1864. 319pp.

Mark E. Neely, R. Gerald McMurtry. The Insanity File: The Case of Mary Todd Lincoln. Southern Illinois University. 1993. 224pp.

Jerrold M. Packard. The Lincolns in the White House: Four Years That Shattered a Family. St. Martin's Press. 2005. 304pp.

Ruth Painter Randall. Mary Lincoln: Biography of a Marriage. Boston: Little Brown. 1953.

Carl Sandburg. Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow. Bedford, MA: Applewood Books. 1932. 164pp.

Gerry Van der Heuvel. Crowns of Thorns and Glory: Mary Todd Lincoln and Varina Howell Davis, the Two First Ladies of the Civil War. E. P. Dutton. 1988. 306pp.


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  5. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.442)

  6. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.602)

  7. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.571)

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