Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elizabeth W. Matthews  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction


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Illinois Connection

She is retired from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Biographical and Professional Information

Elizabeth W. Matthews was a law librarian at SIUC.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Access Points to the Law Library Card Catalog Interpretation
ISBN: 0899411568

William s Hein & Co. 1982

Lincoln as a Lawyer: An Annotated Bibliography
ISBN: 0809316447

Southern Illinois University Press. 1991

This first detailed, annotated bibliography of items relating to Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer lists over five hundred listings of monographs, books, significant portions of books, and pamphlets that emphasize Lincoln’s quarter century (1837–1861) as a practicing Illinois attorney.

Elizabeth W. Matthews supplies summary annotations on the "professional lawyer" aspect of each item and notes other editions, indicating microform availability, particularly for out-of-print items. Monaghan numbers from the Illinois State Historical Library’s general Lincoln Bibliography, 1839–1939 are also provided.

Information ranges from autobiographical material and reminiscences by Lincoln’s colleagues to scholarly research. There are articles by lawyers, historians, other specialists, and interested lay writers. Many of these items are rare and little known.

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