Draper manuscripts: George Rogers Clark papers, 1756-1891.

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Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: George Rogers Clark papers, 1756-1891.

Draper manuscripts: George Rogers Clark papers, 1756-1891.

Papers of and about George Rogers Clark, the most noted military commander in the western campaigns of the Revolution, gathered by Draper from relatives, descendants, and other historians; by transcripts from archives in Spain, Virginia and other localities for an intended complete biography. Included are papers gathered from Clark's descendants and from others who had proposed biographies, recollections of Clark's role in the early history of Kentucky and the Revolutionary War in the West, notes, copies of documents, and interviews with participants or their descendants. Draper's own voluminous notes and drafts of the first two chapters of Draper's proposed biography are also present.

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