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The 6 Volumes from the Draper Manuscript Calendar Series
One of the Most Famous Collections of Historical Records of the Revolution and the Westward Expansion

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All 6 Volumes from the Draper Manuscript Calendar Series
One of the Most Famous Collections of Historical Records of the Revolution and the Westward Expansion
6 Complete Searchable Publications on one CD
    The Draper Manuscripts, collected by Lyman C. Draper, contain first hand accounts from men and women involved in the emerging American frontier including Draper's own notes on his many interviews with Western pioneers and their descendants. Easily accessible through calendars and a printed guide, the biographies, oral histories and other documents provide important data on military figures, pioneers, Indian leaders and influential families as well as maps and genealogies useful to local and cultural historians. 
    Among the biographical manuscripts are Daniel Boone's 1774 military account books and his Kentucky land survey notebooks, papers by and about the noted Mohawk chief, Joseph Brant, and the Campaign Leader, Thomas Sumter, together with accounts of frontier life from the diary of Thomas Spottswood Hinde. The regional manuscripts include the Frontier War Papers - original letters and journals kept by participants in the Indian wars in the West from 1754 to 1815 - the Kentucky Papers and the King's Mountain Papers assembled by Draper to mark the centenary of the victory of frontier troops over Loyalist soldiers at King's Mountain, South Carolina in 1780.

There is no detailed index to the entire Draper collection, but some published sources are available to help researchers locate information in the collection. The following guide prepared by the curator of the Draper Manuscripts collection contains a description of all the series contained within the collection, including an index to names and places cited in the descriptions:

Draper Calendar Series. The following six volumes contain detailed descriptions of eleven series in the Draper collection, including an overview of each document by date and an index of names and places:

All 6 are on this CD - Draper Selections on this CD
1.  Vol. 1 - Calendar of the Preston and Virginia papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts: From the Lyman Copeland Draper collections of manuscripts, this volume contains a listing with brief description of early settlers, pioneers, and soldiers;  State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 365  pgs. 
2.  Vol. 2 - Calendar of the Kentucky papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts: Continuation of the series. . .State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 630  pgs.      
3.  Vol. 3 - Calendar of the Tennessee and King's Mountain papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts: Continuation of the series. . . Original material on early settlers, pioneers, soldiers, with chronological listing with brief description;  State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 705  pgs.
4.  Vol. 4 - Calendar of the George Rogers Clark Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts: Continuation of the series. . . This volume contains the George Rogers Clark Papers which center on military personal and events before and after the Revolutionary War; State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 679  pgs.    
5.  Vol. 5 - Calendar of the Thomas Sumter Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts: Continuation of the series. . . Data on many Revolutionary soldiers of the Carolinas and elsewhere. Much historical and general information;  State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 603  pgs.          
6.  Vol. 6Calendar of the Frontier Wars Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts: Continuation of the series. . .Volume includes David Spepard Papers and South Carolina in the Revolution;  State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 630  pgs.
 
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