Books Borrowed from the State Library by Robert Todd Lincoln

  1. Life of a Sailor. Borrowed April 10, 1858; returned April 13, 1858.
  2. Rookwood by William Harrison Ainsworth. Borrowed April 13, 1858; returned April 17, 1858.
  3. Scott’s Poet Works, vol. 2, by Sir Walter Scott. Borrowed April 20, 1858; returned April 22, 1858.
  4. The Rocky Mountains by Washington Irving. BorrowedApril 28, 1858; returned May 10, 1858.
  5. Incidents of American History by J.W. Barber. BorrowedMay 11, 1858; returned May 15, 1858.
  6. Mansfield’s Life of Winfield Scott by Edward D. Mansfield. Borrowed May 28, 1858; returned June 1, 1858.
  7. The Iliad by Homer. Borrowed June 1, 1858; returned June 16, 1858.
  8. The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens. Borrowed July 21, 1858; returned Aug. 12, 1858.
  9. Philip Augustus by James Hutton. Borrowed Aug. 12, 1858; returned the next day.
  10. Cooper’s Novels by James Fenimore Cooper. Borrowed Aug. 18, 1858; returned Sept. 7, 1858.
  11. The Last of the Barons. Borrowed Sept. 7, 1858; returned Sept. 20, 1858.
  12. The Younger Son. Borrowed Oct. 19, 1858; returned Oct. 25, 1858.
  13. The Women of the Revolution, vol. 1. by Mrs. E.F. Ellet. Borrowed Nov. 20, 1858; returned Nov. 23, 1858.
  14. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Borrowed March 21, 1859; returned April 14, 1859.
  15. Dickens, vol. 13, by Charles Dickens. Borrowed April 8, 1859; returned April 19, 1859.
  16. Astoria (or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains) by Washington Irving. Borrowed May 3, 1859; returned May 9, 1859.
  17. Another entry for Astoria on May 9, 1859; returned the same day.
  18. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo. Borrowed May 9, 1859; returned May 16, 1859.
  19. Wolforts Room by Washington Irving. Borrowed May 17, 1859; returned May 23, 1859.
  20. Irving’s Columbus by Washington Irving. Borrowed May 23, 1859; returned June 13, 1859.
  21. American Notes by Charles Dickens. Borrowed June 15, 1859; returned June 17, 1859.
  22. Dombey & Son, vol. 1, by Charles Dickens. Borrowed June 18, 1859; returned June 23, 1859.
  23. Dombey & Son, vol. 2, by Charles Dickens. Borrowed June 23, 1859; returned June 27, 1859.
  24. Harold, the Last of the Saxon Kings by E. Bulwer. Borrowed July 9, 1859; returned July 13, 1859.
  25. Marchoiness of Brinoillers. Borrowed July 19, 1859; returned July 21, 1859.
  26. Frankenstein by Mrs. Percy Bysshe Shelley. Borrowed July 23, 1859; returned July 25, 1859.
  27. The Monikins by James Fenimore Cooper. Borrowed July 25, 1859; returned July 27, 1859.
  28. Aeschylus. Borrowed Feb. 5, 1861; returned the next day.
  29. The Younger Son. Borrowed Feb. 8, 1861; returned the next day.

All but #20 and #28 signed in Ozias M. Hatch’s name; #20 signed under John Nicolay; and #28 signed by “R.T. Lincoln” himself.