Daniel Boone Miscellaneous Papers, 1774-1928

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Daniel Boone Miscellaneous Papers, 1774-1928
Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820
38 items
Pioneers-- United States-- Correspondence.
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The Filson Historical Society

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Explorer and pioneer. Includes a military certificate dated 25 November 1774 signed by Boone; photostat of a 1783 receipt written but not signed by Boone; photostat of a 23 July 1784 promissory note by Daniel Boone to Squire Boone; photostat of Boone's 23 August 1785 letter to William Christian stating that his father's land business is done; photographic copy of Boone's 4 June 1786 letter inquiring about a land dispute with William Triplett; a 6 September 1788 clerical copy of a bond in which Boone and Thomas Hart promise to pay Henry Brother; and a photocopy of a 7 May 1789 letter from Boone reporting Indian raids on the Ohio River near Limestone. Also included are copies of letters attributed to Daniel Boone, addressed to Colonel David Todd, containing reminiscences of his early life and adventures. The copies were made and edited ca. 1855 and are of questionable authenticity. Other papers include correspondence, 1913-1928, regarding the possible purchase of Daniel Boone and Boone family letters, Bible, and artifacts; and purported Boone relics in Reuben T. Durrett's collection