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Gettysburg Address

Two pages of Nicolay Copy of the Gettysburg Address

Folds themselves can convey important information about the history of a document. The Nicolay Copy of the Gettysburg address, part of the division’s Abraham Lincoln Papers, consists of two pages that use different writing utensils and paper stock but have matching folds. Some scholars believe Lincoln may have folded the pages together and placed them in his pocket, meaning this could be the version of the address used at Gettysburg.