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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

  • Soul of Abraham Lincoln, University of Illinois Press; Reprint edition , 2005
  • Safed the sage: His wit and wisdom, Justice, 1983
  • President Lincoln, The Bobbs-Merrill Company , 1933

Selected Titles At Your Library

The soul of Abraham Lincoln,
ISBN: 1425493262. OCLC Number:

George H. Doran Company. New York,. [©1920]

Safed the sage :
ISBN: 091862617X. OCLC Number:

Justice,. Las Cruces, N.M. :. ©1983.


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

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