Draper manuscripts: Simon Kenton papers, 1755-1836.


Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: Simon Kenton papers, 1755-1836.

Draper manuscripts: Simon Kenton papers, 1755-1836.

Papers which Lyman Draper gathered for a proposed biography on Simon Kenton, a noted scout and Indian fighter. Included are biographical sketches by other writers; correspondence with surviving pioneers and Kenton descendants; narrative notes about Kenton and his associates; original manuscripts by Kenton's contemporaries; dispositions describing Kenton's military career; legal documents; and newspaper and periodical articles. Kenton's own papers are sparse; although he could sign his name, he never learned to read or write.

1.5 c.f. (13 volumes)

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