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The Tribute of a Century
COMMEMORATIVE OF THE LINCOLN CENTENARY AND CONTAINING
COPYRIGHT, 1910, BY
All rights reserved
PRESS OF THE VAIL COMPANY
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS OF THE CIVIL WAR
COMRADES OF MY FATHER
WHOSE VALOR AND SACRIFICES MADE POSSIBLE
THE FRUITION OF THE PURPOSES OF LINCOLN
Gift Aumni Ass.
HIS book has grown out of a desire which the editor
had while Secretary of the Lincoln Centennial Memorial Committee of One Hundred, appointed by the Mayor of Chicago, for a memorial volume which should give permanent form to the many masterly tributes to Lincoln by noted men which marked this unique Centenary, and should preserve to history the remarkable spirit of the occasion.
The editor undertook the work, anticipating that it would be a considerable task, but with no real conception of its magnitude. There are in his library hundreds of unused speeches and over sixty thousand clippings with reference to the celebration. It has been literally impossible to examine the entire material at hand in the few months which have elapsed since the Centenary, but the principal addresses have been gone through, and while the limits of this volume have excluded many of great value which it was hoped to bring within the collection, it is believed that those published are thoroughly representative of the celebration. The editor wishes to give credit to the Lincoln Centennial Memorial Committee of Chicago, which, under the guidance of Hon. William J. Calhoun as chairman, did such magnificent. work in the Centenary celebration and whose existence and initiative have made the publication of this book possible. To the committees, throughout the country and abroad, municipal or the result of private enthusiasm and patriotism, which have been of notable aid in the work of securing the desired material for this volume, grateful acknowledgment is due. The editor is indebted to the Trustees of the Crerar Fund for permission to use the photograph of the yet unveiled Saint-Gaudens statue of Lincoln; to President Henry G. Foreman of the South Park Commissioners for the photograph used; to Adolph Alexander Weinman, sculptor of the Hod