Draper manuscripts: Draper's historical miscellanies, 1720-1887.


Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: Draper's historical miscellanies, 1720-1887.

Draper manuscripts: Draper's historical miscellanies, 1720-1887.

A "catch all" series arranged by Reuben G. Thwaites and his staff for a varied assortment of manuscripts found among Draper's possessions. Although some pieces could more logically have been placed in other groups related to the author or content, most of the papers did not appear to fit into series which Draper had himself arranged. Some items were acquisitions with topics ranging outside the major areas of his interest, some were personal papers he had created, and a few were documents which had originated in his family.

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Allen, Ethan, 1738-1789

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Ethan Allen (1738-1789), Revolutionary War officer and Vermont leader, achieved a place in history by capturing Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. He championed Vermont's drive for statehood. Ethan Allen was a distinct type of frontier soldier. His influence on the settlers of Vermont was comparable to that of John Sevier on the inhabitants of Watauga, East Tennessee, and of Thomas Sumter on the up-country men of South Carolina. Frontier people possessed clan-like loyalties, and they looked to strong men...

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Newell, William R., -1956

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Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795

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British troops under the command of Sir Henry Clinton mounted attacks on Fort Sullivan (close to the later site of Fort Sumter) in Charleston Harbor, S.C. by both land and sea in June, 1776, believing its defenses to be incomplete. Repulsed in this effort, they did not launch subsequent assaults on Charleston until 1780. From the description of Henry Clinton Collection, 1776. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479547858 British general in American Rev...

Munger, Eliza

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Hartford Convention (1814-1815 : Hartford, Conn.)

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Beard, Henry

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Ruddell, Stephen.

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Fairlie family.

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Allen, Ira, 1751-1814

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At the time the list was made, the state of Vermont had enlarged its jurisdiction by annexing border towns that eventually returned to their original states, so that several New Hampshire and New York towns appear on the list. From the description of Account of the 7d & 6d, 8d tax : manuscript, 1781 Oct. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612852072 Surveyor from Vermont. From the description of Autobiography of Ira Allen, 1799. (Unknown). WorldCat reco...

McKee, Alexander, d. 1799.

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Turner, Asa.

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Crutcher family.

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Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891

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Historian, librarian, and collector. From the description of Draper manuscript collection, 1779-1794 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 665066657 From the description of Collection of Lyman Copeland Draper Manuscripts, 1735-1890. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78163206 Lyman Copeland Draper (1815-1891) was born in New York. In 1840 he became the corresponding secretary of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Draper spent most of his life researching...

Hicklin, Absolom.

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North family.

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Sackville, George Germain, Viscount, 1716-1785

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Sackville was at the time of this letter the Secretary of State for the Colonies for Great Britain. He served in this capacity from 1775-1782. He was a member of the Parliament of Ireland (1733-1761) and of Great Britain (1761-1782). From the description of [Letter] 1779 Oct. 8, Whitehall [to] Gov. Dalling / Geo. Germain. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 352925060 British secretary of state for the colonies. From the description of Papers, 1779. (Duke Univer...

Chittenden, Thomas, 1730-1797

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The state of Vermont granted 23,040 acres of land in Littleton to Benjamin Whipple and sixty-four associates on November 8, 1780. In March 9, 1797 Littleton became Waterford, Vermont. From the description of Copy of the charter of Littleton, Vermont, dated November 8, 1780, 18--? (Vermont Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 664367115 ...

Munger, Asahel

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Ashahel Munger and his wife, Eliza, were independent missionaries who traveled to the Oregon Country in 1839. They hoped to settle with a local tribe and become self-sufficient. After arriving in the area, they realized that establishing an independent mission would be much harder than they had envisioned. Mr. Munger decided to work for Dr. Whitman as a carpenter. The Mungers stayed at Waiilatpu until the spring of 1841, when Munger became mentally ill. He worked for a short time as a Missionary...

Caldwell, Billy, Potawatomi Indian, 1780-1841.

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Riedesel, Friedrich Adolf, Freiherr von, 1738-1800

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German army officer. From the description of Papers of Friedrich Adolf, Freiherr von Riedesel, 1775-1791. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450242 From the description of Letter of Friedrich Adolf Freiherr von Riedesel, 1778. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131550 Hessian army officer. From the description of Papers of Friedrich Adolf, Freiherr von Riedesel, 1776-1778. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455943 Riedesel commanded German troops in t...

Haldimand, Frederick, Sir, 1718-1791

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Sir Frederick Haldimand was chief commander of British Florida (1767-1778) and governor of Québec (1778-1786). From the description of Sir Frederick Haldimand papers, 1769-1772. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 166422543 British army officer. From the description of Papers of Sir Frederick Haldimand, 1782-1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450710 British general, governor and commander-in-chief of Canada. From the descri...

Davies, William R.

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William R. Davies served as the second president of the Eau Claire State Teachers College/Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire from 1940-1959. Davies was born in Tenino, Washington. His family migrated to Cambria, Wisconsin when he was four years old. He graduated from Ripon College with a bachelor's degree in 1915 and the University of Wisconsin with a Master's degree in 1921. He taught briefly at a private school in Endeavor, Wisconsin, but left that position to serve in World War I. When he ...

McPherson, John

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Epithet: Member of the Council, afterwards Governor-General of India British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000220.0x0002cf Epithet: Governor General of India British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000220.0x0002ce ...

Newell, Robert, 1954-

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Smith, Daniel, 1748-1818

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Fay, Joseph Story, 1847-1912

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Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

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Cooke, Stephen, 1751-1816.

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Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846

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Letter regarding Waterhouse's teaching at Harvard Medical School and his membership in the Massachusetts Medical Society. From the description of Letter to Caleb Strong, 1812. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 231052789 Benjamin Waterhouse (1754-1846) was the Hersey Professor ofthe Theory and Practice of Physic at Harvard Medical School from 1783 to 1812. He was given an honorary degree by Harvard in 1786. He earned an MD from Leyden in 1780. He also was a professor ...

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Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807

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Gibson, John Bannister, 1780-1853

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Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (b. April 27,1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-d. July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1843. Grant fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and later served as the Union general who brought the American Civil War (1861-1865) to an end. In 1868, Grant was elected the 18th President of the United States and served two terms. Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek P...

Sherman, Roger M. (Roger Minott), 1773-1844

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Sherman was a Connecticut lawyer, judge and state senator; Hitchinson was a New Haven attorney. From the description of Letter to Samuel J. Hitchinson, 3 December 1829. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 236088121 Lawyer, state legislator, and judge, of Fairfield, Conn.; nephew of Hon. Roger Sherman, signer of Declaration of Independence. From the description of Papers, 1773-1845. (Fairfield Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70953848...

American Home Missionary Society

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The American Home Missionary Society was formed in 1826 by the Congregational and other Protestant churches to financially assist congregations until they could be self-sufficient. From the description of American Home Missionary Society records, 1825-1837. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 663880998 In 1826 the Congregational, Presbyterian, Reformed and Associated Reformed churches formed the American Home Missionary Society to coordinate their national missiona...

Zur Welt family.

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Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808

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Army officer and public official of Great Britain and governor of Quebec (Colony). From the description of Guy Carleton papers, Baron Dorchester, circa 1775-1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009537 British governor of Quebec and commander of the British Army in Canada. From the description of Papers of Guy Carleton, Baron Dorchester, 1774-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009530 Governor of Quebec and British army officer. From the ...

Black Partridge, Potawatomi leader.

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Knyphausen, Wilhelm von, Baron 1716-1800.

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Spottswood, Alexander, 1676-1740.

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Roberdeau, Daniel, 1727-1795

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American merchant and patriot. From the description of Autograph letter signed : York Town, to Timothy Matlack, 1777 Nov. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270655321 Delegate to the U.S. Continental Congress, distiller, lead mine owner, and merchant, of Philadelphia, Pa. Moved to Alexandria, Va., in 1784. From the description of Papers, 1767-1791. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149410 Delegate to the U.S. Continental Congress, distiller, lead mine owne...

Ku Klux Klan (19th cent.)

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Kinzie, John H., Mrs., 1806-1870

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South Carolina.

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Walker, Thomas, 1715-1794

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Virginia state legislator. From the description of Letter to Reuben Lindsay [manuscript], 1775 December 2. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647857784 ...

Shaffner, Tal. P. (Taliaferro Preston), 1818-1881

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Anderson, Thomas Gummersall, 1779-1875

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