Thousands of documents from Abraham Lincoln’s life are now available online for scholars, students and history buffs to peruse. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library’s treasured “Papers of Abraham Lincoln” project hast gone digital, and visitors to the website can check out the original documents and translated copies. State Historian Samuel Wheeler says they cover Lincoln’s first 33 years.
The website is www.papersofabrahamlincoln.org and is easily searchable by date, keyword, author and more. Wheeler says thousands more documents will eventually be added.