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Lyman Coleman Draper letters to Reuben Thomas Durrett
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Arrangement is chronological.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Lyman Coleman Draper letters to Reuben Thomas Durrett, 1882- 1886, 1VF62M124, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
Historian. Draper, the noted historian, author, and collector of manuscripts and materials related to the American pioneer era, was serving as corresponding secretary of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin when these letters were written. Reuben Thomas Durrett, the recipient of the letters, was a Louisvillian and the founder of the Filson Club.
This is a collection of holograph letters from Draper to Durrett concerning their mutual interest in the settlement and early history of Kentucky. Among subjects discussed are the settlement of Corn Island, the Boone family, and George Rogers Clark.