Hele Nicolay was born in Paris in 1866, while her father, John George Nicolay, was serving there as the United States Consul. She was not only a noted author, but a highly respected artist of her day. Her father served as the private secretary to Abraham Lincoln and later wrote a definitive biography of Lincoln. She lived in the District of Columbia until her death in 1954.
- The Boy’s Life of Lincoln
- A short biographical sketch of Abe Lincoln.
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