Diary from Jul. 16, 1865

John Bigelow Diary Entry

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    John Bigelow Diary Entry

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    John Bigelow was an American author, editor and diplomat. In 186, Abraham Lincoln appointed Bigelow as United States Consul becoming Chargé d'Affaires at Paris, France, as Minister to the Court of Napoleon III. In 1865, he was appointed American Ambassador to France. He sporadically kept a diary during this time and following a months long gap beginning in early April 1865. He returned to writing in July and notes the greatest change over the last few months being the Lincoln assassination.

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    Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library

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    John Bigelow. "John Bigelow Diary Entry". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed May 27, 2018. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1190