Collection of Lyman Copeland Draper Manuscripts, 1735-1890.

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Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891. Collection of Lyman Copeland Draper Manuscripts, 1735-1890.

Collection of Lyman Copeland Draper Manuscripts, 1735-1890.

Manuscripts including colonial papers in Paris and London relating to the history of Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Kings Mountain (N.C.), North Carolina, the Northwest, Pittsburgh (Pa.), South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia; topics such as border forays, frontier wars, the Mecklenburg declaration, and pension statements; and individuals including George M. Bedinger, Daniel Boone, Samuel Brady, Joseph Brant, Daniel Brodhead, George Rogers Clark, Jonathan Clark, William Clark, William Croghan, Daniel Drake, Thomas Forsyth, Josiah Harmar, William Henry Harrison, Thomas S. Hinde, William Irvine, Simon Kenton, Peter Ney, Robert Patterson, members of the Potter family, William Preston, Michael Rudolph, David Shepherd, Thomas Sumter, John Cleves Symmes, Tecumseh, and Lewis Wetzel.

134 microfilm reels.

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Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891

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Lyman Copeland Draper (1815-1891), American historian known for his studies of the history of trans-Allegheny West. From 1854 to 1886, he served as director of The State Historical Society of Wisconsin from 1854 to 1886. From the description of Letters from Lyman C. Draper to Benson J. Lossing, 1855-1864. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 302021153 Lyman Copeland Draper was born in Lockport, New York on September 4, 1...

Symmes, John Cleves, 1780-1829

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John Cleves Symmes, a native of New Jersey, was the nephew of the noted jurist of the same name. He entered the army in 1802 and was commissioned a captain in the War of 1812. He left military service in 1816 to reside in St. Louis and embark on a brief career of supplying the army and trading with the Fox Indians. Symmes had earlier developed a theory of the earth's formation, following his studies of mathematics and the natural sciences. He began to promulgate his theory of "Concentric Spheres...

Potter family.

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Hinde, Thomas S. (Thomas Spottswood), 1785-1846

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Brodhead, Daniel, 1736-1809

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Born in 1736 in Marblehead, New York, Daniel Brodhead served as a colonel in the Revolutionary War, commanding the Western Department from his headquarters at Fort Pitt from 1779 to 1781. In the years preceding the outbreak of war, Brodhead operated a gristmill and worked as a deputy-surveyor for the colony of Pennsylvania. Disturbed by the passage of the Coercive Acts in 1774, Brodhead represented Berks County at a protest congress held in Philadelphia. In 1776, he was commissioned as an office...

Bedinger, George Michael, 1756-1843

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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 ...

Irvine, William, 1741-1804

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Pennsylvania congressman. From the description of ALS : Carlisle, Pa., to Alexander James Dallas, 1800 Oct. 12. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610821 From the description of ALS : Carlisle, Pa., to Alexander James Dallas, 1801 Jan. 19. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540688 Delegate to the Continental Congress of 1786-1788. From the description of Letter, 1788 Mar. 17. (Filson Historical Society, The). W...

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...

Brady, Samuel, 1756-1795

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Drake, Daniel, 1785-1852

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Scientist and physician; founder of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. From the description of Daniel Drake letter to Charles D. Meigs [manuscript], 1847 June 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 505834256 Biographical note: Daniel Drake received his early medical training in Cincinnati, Ohio as an apprentice of Dr. William Goforth and engaged in practice in that city. After studying medicine formally at the University of Pennsylvania (1805, 1816)...

Harmar, Josiah, 1753-1813

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Army officer. From the description of Orderly book of Josiah Harmar, 1794. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068546 Lieutenent Colonel Josiah Harmar commanded the Pennsylvania troops at Camp Port Vincennes. From the description of Muster roll, 1787. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122625429 Soldier in American Revolution; brigadier-general, U.S. Army; adjutant-general of Pennsylvania. In 1790 he waged a campaign near Fort Wayne, ...

Patterson, Robert, 1753-1827

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Clark, Jonathan, 1750-1811

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Jonathan Clark, son of John and Ann (Rogers) Clark, was born in Albemarle County, Virginia, 12 August 1750, and died in Jefferson County, Kentucky, 25 November 1811. During the Revolutionary War, Clark commanded a company in the Eighth Virginia Regiment. In 1779, he was promoted to Lt. Colonel in the Continental Army. He married Sarah Hite on 13 February 1782. Following the war, Clark resided in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He was commissioned major general of the Virginia Militia forces in 17...

Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807

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Mohawk Indian Chief. From the description of Letter signed : Niagara, to James Wheelock, 1802 Dec. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134743 Indian chief and British Army officer. From the description of Joseph Brant correspondence, 1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451277 Mohawk Indian leader. Close friend of Sir John Johnson. From the description of Letter, 1789 August 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122434125 ...

Wetzel, Lewis, 1763-1808

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Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1768-1813

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Ney, Peter

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Forsyth, Thomas, 1771-1833

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Indian agent, 1812-1830. Residing in Peoria, Ill., since 1804, Thomas Forsyth was appointed Indian sub-agent without specific assignment in 1812. In 1818, he was appointed agent for the Missouri Territory and was stationed by 1821 in Sauk and Fox country at Fort Armstrong on Rock Island. Forsyth remained as agent to the Sauk and Fox until his retirement in 1830. From the description of A list of licences granted by Thomas Forsyth, Indian agent, to sundry pers...

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...

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...

Sumter, Thomas, 1734-1832

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Army officer and U.S. senator from South Carolina. From the description of Papers of Thomas Sumter, 1761-1838 (bulk 1780-1832) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78618773 American soldier and legislator. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : [n.p.], to the President of the United States, 1804 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574308 Virginia soldier and legislator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n...

Shepherd, David, 1734-1795

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Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841

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Epithet: of Add MS 34580 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001094.0x00030c American Indian fighter and president of the United States. From the guide to the William Henry Harrison letter, 1795, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) U.S president, Mar.-Apr. 1841; territorial governor of Indiana, 1801-1813; Ohio congressman, 1816-1819, state senator, 1819-1821, senator 1825-1828. From ...

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...

Croghan, William, 1752-1823

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Croghan was a Revolutionary War veteran, surveyor, and farmer from Jefferson County, Kentucky. From the description of Account book : manuscript, 1788-1822. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52249260 From the description of Account book : manuscript, 1784-1788. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52248592 From the description of Account book : manuscript, 1788-1822. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 80444098 ...

Rudolph, Michael.

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