Two distinguished Lincoln scholars are currently in Springfield, conducting research at the Presidential library and archives. Michael Burlingame, professor emeritus at Connecticut College, is at work on a four-volume biography of Lincoln, and Allen Guelzo, professor of history at Gettysburg College, is writing a history of the 1858 Senatorial race between Lincoln and Douglas. Last evening, the scholars met with 35 guests at the Iles House to share stories about their research and writing. Below are pictures of some of the guests.
Michael Burlingame, Mary and Jim Patton, Allen Guelzo and Charles Chapin