Individual Author Record
Name: Elizabeth W. MatthewsPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionShe is retired from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Biographical and Professional InformationElizabeth W. Matthews was a law librarian at SIUC.
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 (18371861) 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, 18391939 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.