Elkhorn Creek (Ky.) Indian mound maps, 1820

Descriptive Summary

Title
Elkhorn Creek (Ky.) Indian mound maps, 1820
Creator
Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840.
Extent
3 pieces
Subjects
Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840.
Indians of North America.
Mounds--Kentucky--Fayette County.
Naturalists.
Fayette County (Ky.)--Maps.
Elkhorn Creek (Ky.)--Maps.
Maps
Arrangement
No arrangement.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Naturalist. Born near Constantinople in 1783, Rafinesque traveled widely pursuing his studies in natural history. He was appointed professor of botany, natural history and modern languages at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky in 1818 and remained there until 1826. He published not only on botany and ichthyology, but also banking, economics the Bible and other topics.
Scope and Content
This small collection consists of three signed and dated manuscripts by naturalist Constantine S. Rafinesque. Two of the items are maps of several Indian mounds and monuments along the north and south branches of Elkhorn Creek in Fayette County, Kentucky. The survey maps contain manuscript notes and explanations and are signed by Rafinesque. A third item is a pencil sketch of a black man with the name Miles Cutchins (?) written above the drawing.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

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