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|Named Person:||Daniel Boone; Samuel Brady; Joseph Brant; Daniel Drake; Simon Kenton; Peter Stuart Ney; Michael Rudolph; Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief; Lewis Wetzel|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Lyman Copeland Draper; George Michael Bedinger; Daniel Brodhead; George Rogers Clark; Jonathan Clark; William Clark; William Croghan; Thomas Forsyth; Josiah Harmar; William Henry Harrison; Thomas S Hinde; William Irvine; Robert Patterson; James Potter; John Potter; William Preston; David Shepherd; Thomas Sumter; John Cleves Symmes
|Notes:||Related materials: There are books, pamphlets, and articles relating to Draper and the Draper manuscript collection in the Minnesota Historical Society print collection.
On title frame: [Filmed for] State Historical Society of Wisconsin. On preceding frame: Filmed by the University of Chicago Library, Department of Photographic Reproduction.
|Description:||134 microfilm reels.|
The bulk of the collection consists of Draper's voluminous correspondence with pioneer settlers, war veterans, their descendants, and others; his interview and research notes; and his writings. Interspersed among these items are copied, transcribed, and original contemporary historical manuscripts and government records, including personal and official letters; diaries and journals; reminiscences; military muster rolls, payrolls, order books, court martial lists, pension statements, and receipts; family and personal records; business and legal records; surveyors' notes, maps and plats, and other land records; and newspaper and magazine articles. These materials contain information on such topics as border forays, frontier wars, and the Mecklenberg declaration of independence; and on numerous individuals, including Daniel Boone, Joseph Brant, George Rogers Clark, William Clark, William Henry Harrison, and Tecumseh.
Although Draper's primary objective was to gather information on military events and the soldiers, scouts, and settlers who battled Indians, the British, and Tory sympathizers as white settlement advanced westward, the materials he collected document much more. They are a rich source of data on social and economic factors, with details on the roles of women and African Americans on the frontier; they contain a wealth of genealogical data; and Draper's interviews with Native Americans reveal cultural attitudes and tribal history and traditions. The letters he received reflect the writers' opinions on contemporary topics like the Civil War, Reconstruction policies, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and other mid-nineteenth century concerns.
- Boone, Daniel, -- 1734-1820.
- Brady, Samuel, -- 1756-1795.
- Brant, Joseph, -- 1742-1807.
- Drake, Daniel, -- 1785-1852.
- Kenton, Simon, -- 1755-1836.
- Ney, Peter Stuart, -- -1846.
- Rudolph, Michael.
- Tecumseh, -- Shawnee Chief, -- 1768-1813.
- Wetzel, Lewis, -- 1763-1808.
- United States. -- Continental Army -- History.
- United States. -- Army -- History -- War of 1812.
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Appalachian Region.
- Frontier and pioneer life -- Northwest, Old.
- Indians of North America -- Biography.
- Indians of North America -- Government relations.
- Indians of North America -- Treaties.
- Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1750-1815.
- Land settlement -- Appalachian Region.
- Land settlement -- Northwest, Old.
- Military pensions -- United States.
- Pioneers -- United States.
- Scouting (Reconnaissance) -- United States.
- Soldiers -- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
- Alabama -- History.
- Appalchian Region -- History.
- Georgia -- History.
- Illinois -- History.
- Kentucky -- History.
- New York (State) -- History.
- North Carolina -- History.
- Northwest, Old -- History.
- Ohio -- History.
- Pennsylvania -- History.
- Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- History.
- South Carolina -- History.
- Tennessee -- History.
- Virginia -- History.
- United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763.
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
- United States -- History -- War of 1812.
- United States -- Territorial expansion.
- West (U.S.) -- History -- To 1848.