More Of Lincoln’s Math Homework Discovered

LincolnMathResearchers at Illinois State University say they’ve authenticated two new pages to add to the math notebook believed to be the oldest surviving document written by Abraham Lincoln.
Math professors Nerida Ellerton and Ken Clements on Friday said the two pages were in the archives of Houghton Library at Harvard University. They were authenticated after being part of a 2009 display at Harvard.
The pages are from the 1820s. Lincoln’s stepmother gave the notebook to Lincoln law partner William Herndon after the 16th president’s death.
The professors say the find shows that young Lincoln’s work was better than originally thought. 
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln project digitally pieced together the other two known pieces in 2010. Those pages are split between collections at the University of Chicago and Brown University. (AP)

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