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The amazing uneducated/self-educated Abraham Lincoln!
06-13-2013, 05:51 PM
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(06-13-2013 02:03 PM)Laurie Verge Wrote:  We will never know, but do you think Lincoln could have been blessed with a photographic memory?

(06-13-2013 02:45 PM)LincolnMan Wrote:  Laurie, that's an interesting notion. He certainly may have. Has anyone in the literature addressed the possibility?

I believe I've read that he had a prodigious memory for whatever he had read. Not having that capacity myself Big Grin I'm trying to remember where I came across the notion. I am thinking it was probably Daniel Epstein's The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage, since that's the biography I read latest, but I'm not sure. Or maybe Bray's Reading With Lincoln.

I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice; and have received a great deal of kindness, not quite free from ridicule. I am used to it. (Letter to James H. Hackett, November 2, 1863)
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