This collection consists of microfilm prints of articles written by Charles Maltby about his recollections of Abraham Lincoln.
Charles Maltby (1811-1900) was a friend and colleague of Abraham Lincoln, with whom he clerked at Denton Offut's store in New Salem, Illinois, in the early 1830s. After Lincoln was elected president, he appointed Maltby as collector of internal revenue for the fifth district of California, and later superintendent of Indian affairs in California.
This collection contains microfilm prints of articles written by Charles Maltby about Abraham Lincoln. Between December 2, 1878 and August 14, 1879, Maltby wrote a series of articles published in the Press of Santa Barbara, California, entitled "Abraham Lincoln: Personal Recollections of a Good President." In 1884 his articles were published together as a book, The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln (Stockton, California: Independent Steam Power Print, 1884). The collection also includes a notice about the series from the Los Angeles Express that was printed in the Press on December 28, 1878.
Mark L. Johnson of Springfield, Illinois, donated the collection to the Library in 2008.