Draper manuscripts: Draper's notes, 1841-1868.


Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. Draper manuscripts: Draper's notes, 1841-1868.

Draper manuscripts: Draper's notes, 1841-1868.

Lyman Draper's notes, primarily of interviews (1841-1868), with maps and transcriptions from state and county archives, newspapers, and personal manuscripts, concerning the trans-Appalachian West from about 1750 to 1815, with emphasis on Indian-White conflict, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. Includes material on Indian wars, including Dunmore's War, 1774; expeditions against the Cherokee in 1776, 1788, and 1793; Crawford's campaign, 1782; John Logan's Shawnee expedition, 1787; the Great Miami treaty, 1786; the Nickajack campaign, 1794; a battle between the Potawatomi and Stephen Cole's party, 1810; Henry Dodge's expeditions of 1812 and 1814; and Indian attacks and captivities in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. Also includes material on the Revolutionary War in Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and the Mohawk Valley, and the battles of Point Pleasant, Monmouth, King's Mountain, and Blue Licks, activities of spies, St. Clair's defeat, and Clark's Illinois campaign. Material on the War of 1812 includes descriptions of the Chicago massacre and battles of Frenchtown, Raisin River, and Thames. Also includes information on early settlement in Missouri and Kentucky, the state of Franklin, Shays' Rebellion, the upper Mississippi River, Prairie du Chien (Wisconsin), the Rock River valley (Illinois and Wisconsin), Indian traders at Milwaukee (circa 1800), and Hugh F. Bell's recollections of game hunting and cooking in Kentucky (circa 1795), with instructions for making a bearskin coat. Persons interviewed include Seneca Indians at the Cattaraugus Reservation (New York); Nathan Boone, son of Daniel Boone, and his wife, Olive Van Bibber Boone; Simon Girty's daughter, Sarah Munger; and Simon Kenton's son, William M. Kenton. Includes excerpts from Benjamin Van Cleve's manuscript biography, from Nathaniel Hart's journal of Anthony Wayne's 1794 campaign, and copies of Wayne papers for 1792-1795. Individuals noted as subject terms below are discussed in the interviews. Also includes information on the Lewis family of Virginia, and on the Musick, Renfroe, Todd, and Wetzel families, and genealogical information for the Boone, Bryan, Callaway, Girty, Kenton, Munger, Sevier, and Van Bibber families, and for the families of John Cuppy, Thomas Dickerson, Silas Hedges, Henry Jolly, and Spencer Records. Maps include Kaskaskia (Illinois), portions of Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and the Tippecanoe battleground.

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Williamson, David, 1752-1814.

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Handley, Samuel.

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Cornstalk, Shawnee chief, 1720?-1777

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Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818

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Surveyor; noted Indian fighter in the American midwest in the latter half of the 18th century. From the description of Documents, 1778-1818. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28287330 American Revolutionary Colonel in the Old Northwest. Clark first came to Detroit from Cleveland in 1817, and was followed by his parents in a commercial fisherman and deputy collector of customs in China, Mich. (from M.P.C., I, 501-507: Clark's "Recollections".) (blue ...

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Main Poque, Potawatomi.

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Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820

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Daniel Boone (1734-1820) was a pioneer land settler, Indian fighter and he served in military and political positions in Kentucky. At the time this letter was written, he was on the verge of losing his many tracts of land because the titles were improperly entered. From the description of Letter : to Charles Yanc[e]y, Luecy [i.e. Louisa] County, 1785 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122602570 Indian fighter and scout. From the description of Daniel Boone pa...

Potter, James, 1729-1789

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Sevier family.

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Grant, William, 1925-

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William Grant was an attorney at law in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was at one time in partnership with J. D. Rouse but later practiced law independently. Grant served as United States Attorney in New Orleans in the 1890s. From the description of William Grant papers, 1868-1918. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 298843070 Epithet: Jacobite British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000839.0x0002...

Kenton, Simon, 1755-1836

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Kentucky and Ohio frontiersman, pioneer, and settler. From the description of Simon Kenton : miscellaneous papers, 1798-1818. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49244572 Simon Kenton, a pioneer settler of Kentucky, was born in Fauquier County, Virginia, April 3, 1755. In the spring of 1775, Kenton and Thomas Williams explored the area of Mason County, Kentucky, where they set up camp. Kenton moved on to Boonesborough in the fall of that year and became a f...

Jolly family.

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McDowell, Joseph, 1758-1799.

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Chebanse, Potawatomi.

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Rains, Mary.

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Pointe de Sable, Jean Baptiste, 1745?-1818

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Variously described as a "naigre Libre," and a" free mulattoman", or the "first permanent trader on the site of Chicago." During the revolution he operated in the Northwest and stations along. Lake-Michigan. He lived in Peoria prior to 1783, and in 1780 his goods were confiscated by the British on account of his American sympathies. In 1800 he sold his Chicago property for about $1200, including a house, a horsemill, bakehouse, dairy, etc. As late as 1814 he was living in St. Charles, Mo., with ...

Martin, Joseph, 1740-1808.

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Ramsay, Josiah.

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Smith, Daniel, 1748-1818

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Preston, William, 1729-1783

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Revolutionary War officer. From the description of Letters [manuscript], 1776. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647860488 Capt. William Preston (1729-1783), the son of John Preston (1699-1747), was born in Londonderry, Ireland, and settled with his family in Augusta County, Va., in 1737. He was a surveyor, landowner, member of the House of Burgesses, and captain during the French and Indian War. In 1756, he was a member of the abortive Sandy Creek Expedition aga...

Holmes, Jacob

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Cocke, William, 1747-1828

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Casey, William Van Etten, 1914-

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Jesuit theologian, college administrator and editor. Casey graduated from Boston Latin School in 1931, and entered the Society of Jesus. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1944. He taught theology at Boston College, beginning in 1946. In 1956 he became Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and in 1958 he became the school's first Academic Vice President. From 1960-1979 he taught theology at Holy Cross College. From 1969 he edited HOLY CROSS QUARTERLY. Casey is know...

Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814

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Soldier, jurist, and frontiersman. From the description of Papers of John Cleves Symmes, 1788-1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067829 After serving as a New Jersey legislator, judge, and Continental Congressman, Symmes purchased a million acres in Ohio in 1787, where he established several settlements including Cincinnati. From the description of ADS : New York, N.Y., 1786 Apr. 15. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626085 The...

Dickson, Robert, 1765?-1823

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Logan, James, -1780

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American Indian chief. From the description of Address to Earl Dunmore [manuscript], 1774 ca. Oct. 10-17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809853 ...

Cuppy family.

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Van Braam, Jacob.

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Montgomery, John, 1936-

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Fontaine, James

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Epithet: the younger; of Fontaine's fort, county Cork British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001242.0x00024f ...

Wetzel family.

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Zane, Silas.

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(aka: Tenskatawa, Tenskwatawah, Tensquatawa or Lalawethika) (January 1775 – November 1836) was a Native American religious and political leader of the Shawnee, known as the Prophet or the Shawnee Prophet. He was a younger brother of Tecumseh, a leader of the Shawnee. In his early years Tenskwatawa was given the name Lalawithika ("He Makes a Loud Noise", "The Noise Maker", or "The Rattle") by the Red Sticks, a faction of the Muscogee.[1]:4 Tenskwatawa was once the town drunk, but about 1805, a...

Girty family.

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Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826

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Isaac Shelby, Kentucky's first governor, was born in Maryland in 1750. As a young man, he served in Lord Dunmore's War and the Revolutionary War, from which he emerge as one of the heroes of the Battle of King's Mountain, South Carolina. Following the war, he and his bride, Susannah Hart, moved to Lincoln County, Kentucky, where he quickly became a leader in Kentucky politics. He was chosen as Kentucky's first governor, serving from 1792-1796. Just before the War of 1812, Shelby was persuaded by...

Tipton, John, 1786-1839

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Originally from Tennessee, John Tipton and his family moved to Harrison County, Indiana in 1807. Tipton was active in territorial government, served as a militia officer, politician, Indian agent, and land speculator. In March, 1823, he was appointed Indian agent at Fort Wayne and served as a commissioner to negotiate a treaty with the Miami and Pottawatomie in 1826. He served as agent unitl December 1831 when he was elected to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by James Noble's death. I...

Keokuk, Sauk chief, 1780?-1848

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Non-hereditary chief of the Sauk and Fox Indians who urged his people not to resist white advances. After the Black Hawk War in 1832, the U.S. appointed Keokuk chief of the Sauks and Foxes, gave him responsibility for administering a $20,000 annuity, and awarded his supporters 400 square miles of territory on the Iowa River in Iowa. From the description of Letter : Steamboat Warrior, to Pierre Chouteau, St. Louis, Mo., 1835 June 2. (Newberry Library). WorldCa...

Edwards, George, 1959-

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George Edwards lived in Donnington, Salop (Shropshire), England (in the Telford conurbation to the east in North Shropshire). From the description of George Edwards mathematics notebook, 1822. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 676969511 Epithet: of Add MS 28050 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000817.0x000006 Epithet: Librarian of the Royal College of Physicians ...

Rains, Cornelius.

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Robertson, James, 1742-1814

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James Robertson (1742-1814), founder of Nashville, is commonly called the "father of Tennessee." From the description of James Robertson (1742-1814) collection, 1796-1849. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 727025750 ...

Civil, Johna

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Dickerson, Kinzie.

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Mason, Samuel, 1750?-1803.

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Ramsay, Jonathan.

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Patterson, Robert, 1753-1827

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Zane, Ebenezer, 1747-1812

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Clark, William, 1770-1838

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Explorer, governor of the Territory of Missouri, army officer, and the U.S. superintendent of Indian Affairs. From the description of William Clark papers, 1816-1818. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452648 Explorer. From the description of [Codicil to will] 1837. (Denver Museum of Nature & Science). WorldCat record id: 29305311 Army officer best known for partnership in the Lewis and Clark expedition. In 1794, he was Lieutenant in the 4th sub-legion...

Cornstalk, Peter, Shawnee.

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Doublehead, Cherokee chief.

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