2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 7, 2020 1:58 PM by Henry Rosenberg

    What if I find mistake in a transcription?


      I am working in a series of personal papers and am pretty sure I found a mistake in the transcription.  The letter is from Charley Laytin to Abraham Lincoln, and the url is here: https://www.loc.gov/resource/mal.2278400/?sp=2&r=0.341,0.903,0.626,0.401,0


      I can see that the image it self is basically illegible, and that "Chas Laytin" looks like a correct reading.  But I cannot find any evidence of such a person ever existing.  However, a very influential Delaware lawyer named Caleb Layton did exist, lived in the correct place, and is the correct age, to have been the letter writer.  I'm wondering how I can get in touch with a historian at LOC to discuss this letter and the author.