Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

DRAPER MSS.

The Draper mss., 1780-1854, are photostats of documents in the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, assembled by Lyman Copeland Draper, 1815-1891, historian.

Contents: [1] One page about Indians around Harrodsburg, Kentucky, from Draper's Life of Boone, Draper mss. 4B134; [2] Resolves of a Convention held at Clarksville, January 27, 1785, for the purpose of forming some laws to remedy grievances, William Clark papers, Draper mss. 1M103-105; [3] Letter from George Morgan, Princeton, to William Trent, Trenton, September 12, 1780, concerning the preemption of land in Kentucky by Virginians, George Rogers Clark papers, Draper mss. 46J59; [4] Information from early pioneers and on Indian depredations, one page of volume 13, Kentucky mss., which is volume 3 of the papers of the Reverend John Dabney Shane, 1812-1864, Presbyterian minister, Draper mss. 13CC137; [5] Thomas Allen to Levi Todd, September 1, 1806, on the character of John Todd, two pages of volume 16 of the Kentucky mss., which is volume 11 and 13 of the Shane papers, Draper mss. 16CC40-41; [6] John Floyd correspondence, May 5, 31, 1780, six pages of volume 17 of the Kentucky mss., which is volume 14 and 16 of the Shane papers, Draper mss. 17CC124- 129; [7] John Donelson to "Dear Sir", April 20, 1782, one page from King's Mountain mss. volume 9, Campbell papers, Draper mss. 9DD34; [8] Two pages of notes on Samuel Ware (Weir), George Doherty, Nathaniel Taylor, Samuel Houston, Landon Carter, King's Mountain mss. volume 14, Draper mss. 14DD14; [9] Addison A. Anderson, Knoxville, Tennessee, to Lyman C. Draper, Alexander, New York, July 7, 1839, eleven pages on Anderson family, King's Mountain mss. volume 14, Draper mss. 14DD110; [10] John Tipton, Washington, D.C., to Lyman C. Draper, Alexander, New York, January 22, 1839, three pages on Tipton family, King's Mountain mss. volume 14, Draper mss. 14DD112; [11] New State Movement in the West, Newspaper Extracts, Book B, transcripts from the Maryland Journal, December 9, 19, 1783, eight pages, Draper mss. 3JJ114-121; [12] Memorial from Inhabitants West of the Allegheny Mountains to the Continental Congress, 1780, three pages, volume 1, Shepherd papers, Draper mss. 1SS229-231; [13] Felix Robertson's account of his father, James, March 11, 1854, volume 6, Tennessee mss. thirty pages, Draper mss., 6XX49, 6XX50; [14] William Rankin, Pursuit of enemy who took Freeland's Station, pension statememt, October 23, 1832, volume 6, Virginia mss., two pages, Draper mss. 6ZZ37, 6ZZ37A.

For further information on the Draper mss. see Descriptive list of manuscript collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin... edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites. Madison, Published by the Society, 1906.

Collection size: 14 items

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