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"Abraham Lincoln"

was a speech by Bram Stoker. It was first presented in the UK on December 6, 1886 at the London Institution, Finsbury Circus, London. It was first presented in the US on November 25, 1887 at Chickering Hall, New York.

Subsequent presentations

After Stoker presented "Abraham Lincoln" at the London Institution, he went on to give this speech at least three more times in the UK. It was presented as follows:
  • St. George’s Hall, Langham Place, London, December 16, 1888 *
  • Toynbee Hall, London, January 14, 1893
  • North Islington Liberal Club, London, June 2, 1898 **
  • * Presented to the Sunday Lecture Society under the title "Abraham Lincoln; how the Statesman of the People saved the Union, and abolished Slavery, in the American Civil War."

    ** Presented under the title "Lessons from the Life of Abraham Lincoln."


    "Abraham Lincoln" was first published in the April 2002 issue of Irish Studies Review, British Association for Irish Studies, London. It appeared as a part of the article "Bram Stoker's Lecture on Abraham Lincoln" by Robert J. Havlik.


    The Daily News, December 6, 1886

    The Daily News, London, December 6, 1886

    The New-York Times, November 20, 1887

    The New-York Times, New York, November 20, 1887


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