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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William Eleazar Barton  

Pen Name: Rev. William Eleazar Barton

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: June 28, 1861 in Sublette, Illinois

Died: December 7, 1930 in Nashville, Tn.

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Illinois Connection

Barton was born in Sublette, Illinois, in the same year Lincoln assumed the presidency.

Biographical and Professional Information

William Eleazar Barton is one of the early twentieth century's most prominent writers and lecturers on the life of Abraham Lincoln.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Soul Of Abraham Lincoln
ISBN: 1425493262

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 2006

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Safed the sage: His wit and wisdom
ISBN: 091862617X

Justice. 1983

Parables written by the author under the 'Safed' pseudonym. Barton, through his 'Safed' persona, looks at life's common ingredients which are often taken for granted & finds humor and meaning.

President Lincoln,

The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1933


  • In 1986, the Department of Special Collections produced an exhibition based on the William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana

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