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=== Record Description  ===
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|title=United States, Draper Manuscript Collection, 1740-1892
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== Record Description  ==
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A 491-volume collection of partially indexed letters, genealogical and historical notes, land records, newspaper clippings, and interview notes pertaining to the frontier history and settlement of the old Northwest and Southwest Territories of the United States from the 1740s to 1830.
  
This collection consists of nearly 500 volumes of manuscripts, papers, and books collected by Lyman Copeland Draper about the history of the trans-Allegheny West, a region including the western areas of the Carolinas and Virginia, all the Ohio River Valley, and part of the upper Mississippi Valley from the 1740s to 1830. The collection is divided into 50 series. Some series are titled by geographic area, some by the names of prominent frontier leaders, and some by topic. The bulk of the collection consists of notes from interviews, questionnaires, and letters gathered during Draper’s extensive travels and research to learn about frontier history.  
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{{TOC right}} '''Coverage.''' This collection also known as the '''Draper manuscripts''', and as the '''Draper Collection''', consists of 491 volumes of manuscripts, papers, and books collected by '''''Lyman Copeland Draper&nbsp;''''' about the history of the trans-Allegheny West in the United States, a region including the western areas of the Carolinas and Virginia, all the Ohio River Valley, and part of the upper Mississippi Valley from the 1740s to 1830. This includes New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, and Wisconsin. For a more detailed description, see Josephine L. Harper, '''''Guide''''' ''to the Draper Manuscripts'' (Madison, Wis.&nbsp;: University of Wisconsin Press&nbsp;; London&nbsp;: Eurospan, 2004) [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3435851 Digital copy online]; {{WorldCat|56461941|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|147518|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6050187; Book 977.583/M1 A3h}}<br><br>
  
For a list of the contents of this collection by film number, see the [[United States, Draper Manuscript Series Coverage Table]].  
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'''Arrangement.''' The collection was organized by [[Wisconsin Historical Society]] staff into 491 volumes divided into 50 '''''series&nbsp;''''' of varying lengths. Each series is titled by a geographic area, by a subject, or by the name of a prominent frontier leader. For further details about the 50 series titles and arrangement '''''see also:'''''
  
For a list of record categories and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2072102/waypoints Browse].  
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:*[[Draper Manuscript Series Coverage Table]]
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:*''[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1220254 Descriptive list]&nbsp;'' table of contents pages
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:*FamilySearch Catalog title description {{FHL|218462|item|disp=Draper manuscript collection}}.
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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'''Content.''' The bulk of the collection consists of notes from interviews, questionnaires, and letters gathered during Draper’s extensive travels and research to learn about frontier history.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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'''Draper manuscript search strategy.''' A single, detailed, and comprehensive index to every individual name mentioned in the Draper Manuscript Collection does '''not yet exist'''. However, partial indexes to '''''some&nbsp;''''' of the Draper series still can be useful:
  
{{Collection citation
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#Search for an ancestor by name (including alternate spellings) in the indexes to:
| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Lyman Copeland Draper. United States, Draper Manuscript Series. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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##Josephine L. Harper's '''''[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3435851 Guide]&nbsp;''''' Index section (pp. 239-309)
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##Josephine L. Harper's '''''[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3435851 Guide]&nbsp;''''' Pension applicants section (pp. 311-320)
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##Josephine L. Harper's '''''[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3435851 Guide]&nbsp;''''' Additional personal data section (pp. 321-418)
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##Reuben G. Thwaites' '''''[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1220254 Descriptive list]&nbsp;''''' Index (pp. 151-197; digital 165-211)
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##Barbara E. Wolfe's ''[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3445193 Index to Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts]''
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##Search for names of relatives, friends, and associates of your ancestor in the same indexes.  
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#Search (a) Harper's '''''[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3435851 Guide]&nbsp;''''' Index (pp. 239-309), and (b) Thwaites' '''''[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1220254 Descriptive list]&nbsp;''''' Index for the town, county, and state where the ancestor resided; also for a nearby river.
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#Use Josephine L. Harper's '''''[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3435851 Guide]&nbsp;''''' (especially Appendix IV) to determine in which Draper manuscript '''series''' the ancestor would most likely appear.  
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##From the list of '''Related Publications''' below determine if any of the other titles cited serve as an additional partial index to the '''series''' where your ancestor may appear.
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##Then search the partial index to the appropriate '''series''' for your ancestor's name, relatives, associates, and residences.
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#If you '''''find&nbsp;''''' an ancestor or residence in an index, look up the reference to that ancestor or residence in the manuscripts on the appropriate series microfilm.
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#If you '''''do not find&nbsp;''''' an ancestor or residence in any of the indexes, browse the appropriate '''series''' anyway because the indexes may be incomplete.
  
[[United States, Draper Manuscript Series (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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=== Availability  ===
  
== Record Content  ==
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'''Original images''' can be viewed or ordered through the following:<br>
  
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*[[Wisconsin Historical Society]]. See also their website: [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=Ny:True,Ro:0,N:4294963828-4294963805&dsNavOnly=N:4294963829-1227&dsRecordDetails=R:CS4103&dsDimensionSearch=D:About+the+Draper+Manuscript+Collection,Dxm:All,Dxp:3&dsCompoundDimensionSearch=D:About+the+Draper+Manuscript+Collection,Dxm:All,Dxp:3 Wisconsin Historical Society]
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*[http://library.truman.edu/microforms/draper_manuscripts.asp Pickler Memorial Library] <br>
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'''Microfilm access.''' For contents of this collection by microfilm number, see the [[Draper Manuscript Series Coverage Table]]. <br>
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:*Microfilms are available for viewing at a [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center].
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:*For information on ordering films see: [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ordering_Microfilm_or_Microfiche Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche]
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:*For a pdf list of the many other libraries in the United States and Canada which have obtained copies of these Draper microfilms, [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/pdfs/la/DraperPDFs/Draper-Additional-Resources.pdf click here].
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=== Record Content  ===
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Image:United States, Draper Manuscript Series (12-0902) Chronological Index of Documents DGS 7192184-11.jpg|Chronological Index of Documents
 
Image:United States, Draper Manuscript Series (12-0902) Chronological Index of Documents DGS 7192184-11.jpg|Chronological Index of Documents
 
Image:United States, Draper Manuscript Series (12-0902) Genealogical Notes DGS 7192179_9.jpg|Genealogical Notes
 
Image:United States, Draper Manuscript Series (12-0902) Genealogical Notes DGS 7192179_9.jpg|Genealogical Notes
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Image:United States, Draper Manuscript Series (12-0902) Personal Interview DGS 7192185_97.jpg|Personal Interview
 
Image:United States, Draper Manuscript Series (12-0902) Personal Interview DGS 7192185_97.jpg|Personal Interview
 
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Key facts found in this collection vary from record to record. They may include:  
 
Key facts found in this collection vary from record to record. They may include:  
  
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*Life sketches  
 
*Life sketches  
 
*Names of neighbors  
 
*Names of neighbors  
*Notes of envolvement in historical events
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*Notes of involvement in historical events
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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=== Related Publications ===
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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The following works have been published about this collection and serve as partial indexes:  
  
*Name
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==== With general indexes  ====
*Other identifying biographical details such as residence
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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*Josephine L. Harper, '''''Guide''''' ''to the Draper Manuscripts'' (Madison, Wis.&nbsp;: University of Wisconsin Press&nbsp;; London&nbsp;: Eurospan, 2004) [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3435851 Digital copy online]; {{WorldCat|56461941|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|147518|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6050187; Book 977.583/M1 A3h}}. This is a descriptive survey of each series in the collection. Includes three indexes: (a) Index (pp. 239-309), (b) Pension applicants (pp. 311-320), and (c) Additional personal data (pp. 321-418). The first index combines personal names, places, and subjects.
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*Reuben Gold Thwaites, '''''Descriptive list''''' ''of Manuscript Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin together with Reports on Other Collections of Manuscript Material for American History in Adjacent States'' (Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1906) [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1220254 Digital copy online]; {{WorldCat|866238031|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|492355|item|disp=FHL Film 368687}}. Includes general index on pages 151-197 (digital 165-211)—many further index entries beyond Harper's ''Guide&nbsp;'' above.<br>
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*Barbara E. Wolfe, ''Index to Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts'' (Logansport, Ind.&nbsp;: B.E. Wolfe, [19--]) [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3445193 Digital copy online]; {{WorldCat|866353588|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|446497|item|disp=FHL Book 977.583/M1 A3w}}. Some additional index entries not all duplicated in Harper and Thwaites above.
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Series Description" category which takes you to the images<br>
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==== Specific series indexes  ====
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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*'''series J and L.&nbsp;''' James Alton James, ''George Rogers'' '''''Clark''''' ''Papers, 1771-1784'', 2 vols. (Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Historical Library, 1912-1924) [http://archive.org/details/georgerogerscla00jamegoog Digital copy online]; {{WorldCat|866327756|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|289358|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6100186 and 6100187}}. Includes indexes to parts of '''series J and L'''.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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'''Indexes only'''
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
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*'''series NN.&nbsp;''' Karen Mauer Green, ''Index to the Draper manuscripts, series NN: the'' '''''Pittsburgh and northwest Virginia''''' ''papers'' (Cooperstown, New York&nbsp;: Frontier Press, 2003) {{WorldCat|52522437|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1162179|item|disp=FHL Book 973 A32dnn}}. This is an every-name index to films 889179 and 889180 of the Draper manuscript collection.  
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*'''series S.&nbsp;''' Bayless E. Hardin, ''Index to volume 6S, Draper manuscripts'' (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983) {{WorldCat|868073099|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|263709|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6018900; Book 976.9 H22h}}. Indexes vol. 6S (series S) entitled '''''Draper's notes&nbsp;''''' made June 1851. Microreproduction of a photocopy of the original index at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Kentucky.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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'''''Note 1:&nbsp;''''' The St. Louis County Library has photocopies of a set of Lyman C. Draper indexes in four big white binders. It is not clear if these are different from the list in Note 2 below. Presumably, the Wisconsin Historical Society has the originals of the St. Louis County Library indexes.<ref>[http://www.slcl.org/content/draper-manuscript-collection-indexes Indexes] in ''Guide to finding your ancestors in the Draper Manuscript Collection'' in St. Louis County Library (accessed 25 March 2015).</ref>
  
*Look for variant spellings of the names.  
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'''''Note 2:&nbsp;''''' Lyman C. Draper himself indexed some, but not all, of his own series.<ref>Barabara E. Wolfe, ''Index to Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts'' (Logansport, Ind. : B.E. Wolfe, [19--]), 47.</ref> The extent and detail of these indexes is uncertain. See:
*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank or status within the community.  
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*Make a list of individuals with the same surname.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearbylocalities.
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==== Additional Information About This Collection  ====
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| 13-'''CC''' Shane, KY &amp; OH 1807-1835<br>
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16-'''CC''' Shane, KY &amp; OH 1807-1835<br> 25-'''CC''' Kentucky<br> 10-'''E''' Brady and Wetzel 1759-1865<br> 11-'''E''' Brady and Wetzel 1759-1865<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;4-'''J''' Pogue and Menard<br> 60-'''J''' Illinois Clark's campaign<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;1-'''NN''' Pittsburgh and NW Virginia<br>
  
The following books have been published about this collection.
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| 2-'''NN''' Pittsburgh and NW Virginia<br> 6-'''NN''' Pittsburgh and NW Virginia<br> 3-'''S''' Draper's notes, 1843-1850<br> 4-'''S''' Draper's notes, 1843-1850<br> 5-'''S''' Draper's notes, 1851-1860<br> 6-'''S''' Draper's notes, 1851-1860<br> 7-'''S''' Draper's notes, 1851-1860<br> 8-'''S''' Draper's notes, 1851-1860<br>
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| 17-'''S''' Draper's notes 1860-1863<br>
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18-'''S''' Draper's notes 1860-1863<br> 19-'''S''' Draper's notes 1863-1868<br> 20-'''S''' Draper's notes 1863-1868<br> 22-'''S''' Draper's notes 1863-1868<br> 25-'''S''' Draper's notes 1868<br> 28-'''S''' Draper's notes, 1841-1845<br> 29-'''S''' Draper's notes, 1841-1845<br>
  
*Thwaites, Reuben Gold. Frontier Defense on the Upper Ohio, 1776-1778. [https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=60184 Family History Library Film Number 1320772 Item 1]
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| 30-'''S''' Draper's notes, 1841-1845<br>
*Bennett, Edward Earl. Calendar of the Tennessee and King's Mountain papers of<br>the Draper collections of manuscripts, Vol. 3. Available on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26670 Ancestry.com]
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31-'''S''' (partial) notes, 1841-1845<br> 32-'''S''' Draper's notes, 1844-1845<br> 33-'''S''' Draper's notes, 1844-1845<br> 15-'''U''' Frontier war treaties/journals<br> 12-'''ZZ''' Virginia papers, 1753-1873<br>
*Weaks, Mabel Clare. The Preston and Virginia papers of the Draper collection of manuscripts. Available at the [http://archive.org/details/prestonvirginiap00stat Internet Archives]
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*Weaks, Mabel Clare. Calendar of the Kentucky papers of the Draper collection of manuscripts. Available on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26669 Ancestry.com]
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*Clark, George Rogers. George Rogers Clark papers, 1771-1784. Available at the [http://archive.org/details/georgerogerscla00jamegoog Internet Archives]
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== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/military/draper/index.asp Wisconsin Historical Society]
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'''Transcripts with every-name indexes'''
*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=wiarchives;view=reslist;subview=standard;didno=uw-whs-draper0dd;focusrgn=contentslist;cc=wiarchives;byte=412306952 Draper Manuscripts: King's Mountain Papers, 1756-1887]
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*[http://library.truman.edu/microforms/draper_manuscripts.asp Pickler Memorial Library]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*'''series A.&nbsp;''' Craig L. Heath, ''The George M.'' '''''Bedinger''''' ''papers&nbsp;: volume 1A of the Draper Manuscript Collection'' (Bowie, Maryland&nbsp;: Heritage Books, 2002) {{WorldCat|866026436|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1044261|item|disp=FHL Book 976.9 D29h}}. Transcript with every-name index.
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*'''series TT.&nbsp;''' Craig L Heath, '''''South Carolina''''' ''papers&nbsp;: volume 1TT of the Draper manuscript collection'' (Westminster, Md.&nbsp;: Heritage Books, 2006) {{WorldCat|85892539|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}. Transcript with every-name index.
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*'''series V.&nbsp;''' Craig L Heath, '''''Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina'''''<i>&nbsp;papers&nbsp;: volume 1V of the Draper manuscript collection</i> (Westminster, Md.&nbsp;: Heritage Books, 2006) {{WorldCat|153773880|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}. Transcript with every-name index.
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*'''series Z.&nbsp;''' Craig L. Heath, ''The'' '''''Illinois''''' ''manuscripts&nbsp;: volume 1Z of the Draper manuscript collection'' (Bowie, Maryland&nbsp;: Heritage Books, 2003) {{WorldCat|866246033|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1156842|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3 H2hc}}. Transcript with every-name index.
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*'''series ZZ.&nbsp;''' Craig L Heath, ''The'' '''''Virginia''''' ''papers, 5 vols.'' (Bowie, Md.&nbsp;: Heritage Books, 2003-&nbsp;) {{WorldCat|66397178|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}. Transcripts with every-name index.&nbsp; Contents: v. 1. Volume 1ZZ of the Draper Manuscript collection -- v. 2. Volume 2ZZ -- v. 3. Volume 3ZZ -- v. 4. Volume 4ZZ -- v. 5. Volume 5ZZ.
  
*[[Illinois History]]
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'''Calendars of papers''' (ONLY indexed by key names relative to each papers' creation--not by all the names listed in the papers)
*[[Indiana History]]
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*[[Kentucky History]]
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*[[North Carolina History]]
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*[[Tennessee History]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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*'''series CC.&nbsp;''' Mabel Clare Weaks, ''Calendar of the'' '''''Kentucky''''' ''Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts'' (Madison&nbsp;: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1925) [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26669 Indexed on Ancestry.com]; [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE105026 Digital copy online]; {{WorldCat|865847394|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|173965|item|disp=FHL Film 823866 Item 2}}. Includes index.
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*'''series DD''' and XX. &nbsp;Edward Earl Bennett, ''Calendar of the Tennessee and'' '''''King's Mountain''''' ''Papers of the Draper Collections of Manuscripts, Vol. 3'' (Madison&nbsp;: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1929) [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26670 Indexed on Ancestry.com]; [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE923562 Digital copy online]; {{WorldCat|866009836|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|174005|item|disp=FHL Film 896963 Item 2}}. Includes index.
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*'''series J and K.&nbsp;''' Sam McDowell, ''Calendar of the George Rogers'' '''''Clark''''' ''papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts'' (Utica, Ky.&nbsp;: McDowell Publications, 1985) {{WorldCat|229234665|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}.
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*'''series QQ''' and ZZ. &nbsp;Mabel Clare Weaks, ''The'' '''''Preston''''' ''and Virginia Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts'' (Madison&nbsp;: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1915) [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE744271 Digital copy online]; {{WorldCat|866009247|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|173749|item|disp=FHL Film 1896964 Item 2}}. Calendar includes index.
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*'''series SS.&nbsp;''' Leroy Schlinkert, ''Calendar of the David'' '''''Shepherd''''' ''papers&nbsp;: series SS in the Draper manuscripts'' ([Madison]&nbsp;: Archives Division, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1979) {{WorldCat|9275211|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}
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*'''series TT.&nbsp;''' State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, ''Calendar of the'' '''''South Carolina''''' ''papers&nbsp;: series TT in the Draper manuscripts'' ([Madison]&nbsp;: Archives Division, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1979) {{WorldCat|9227833|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}.
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*'''series U.&nbsp;''' Samuel McDowell, ''Calendar of the'' '''''frontier wars''''' ''papers of the Draper collection of manuscripts'' (Utica, Ky.&nbsp;: McDowell Publications, 1991) {{WorldCat|24189299|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}.
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*'''series UU.&nbsp;''' State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, ''Calendar of the'' '''''South Carolina in the Revolution miscellanies'''''&nbsp;'': series UU in the Draper manuscripts'' ([Madison]&nbsp;: Archives Division, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1979) {{WorldCat|9629485|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}.
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*'''series VV.&nbsp;''' Sandra Howell, ''Calendar of the Thomas'' '''''Sumter''''' ''papers of the Draper collection of manuscripts'' (Utica, Kentucky&nbsp;: McDowell Publications, 1986) {{WorldCat|15480094|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|564668|item|disp=FHL Book 977.5 A3ws v. 5}}. Includes index.
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*'''series''' DD and '''XX.&nbsp;''' Edward Earl Bennett, ''Calendar of the'' '''''Tennessee''''' ''and King's Mountain Papers of the Draper Collections of Manuscripts, Vol. 3'' (Madison&nbsp;: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1929) [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26670 Indexed on Ancestry.com]; [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE923562 Digital copy online]; {{WorldCat|866009836|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|174005|item|disp=FHL Film 896963 Item 2}}. Includes index.
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*'''series''' QQ and '''ZZ.&nbsp;''' Mabel Clare Weaks, ''The Preston and'' '''''Virginia''''' ''Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts'' (Madison&nbsp;: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1915) [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE744271 Digital copy online]; {{WorldCat|866009247|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|173749|item|disp=FHL Film 1896964 Item 2}}. Calendar includes index.
  
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'''Documentary histories'''
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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*Reuben Gold Thwaites, and Louise Phelps Kellogg, ''Documentary History of Dunmore's War, 1774'' (Madison&nbsp;: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1905) {{WorldCat|865923824|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|181623|item|disp=FHL Film 564367 Item 2}}. Includes index to parts of '''series C, D, J, JJ, NN, QQ, S, U, X, XX, and ZZ'''.
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*Reuben Gold Thwaites, and Louise Phelps Kellogg, ''The Revolution on the Upper Ohio, 1775-1777'' (Reprint, 1992 of Madison&nbsp;: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1908) {{WorldCat|866557717|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|596638|item|disp=FHL Book 977.1 H2t}}. Includes index to parts of '''series J, JJ, NN, QQ, S, SS, U, ZZ.'''
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*Reuben Gold Thwaites, and Louise Phelps Kellogg, ''Frontier Defense on the Upper Ohio, 1776-1778'' (Madison&nbsp;: Wisc. Hist. Soc., 1912) [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE923236 Digital copy online]; {{WorldCat|866134286|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|60184|item|disp=FHL Film 1320772}}. Includes index to parts of '''series CC, J, NN, QQ, S, SS, U, ZZ.'''
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*Louise Phelps Kellogg, ''Frontier Advance on the Upper Ohio, 1778-1779'' (Reprint, 2008 of Madison&nbsp;: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1916) {{WorldCat|496811201|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}. Includes index.
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*Louise Phelps Kellogg, ''Frontier Retreat on the Upper Ohio, 1779-1781'' (Reprint, 2008 of Madison&nbsp;: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1917) {{WorldCat|497816233|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|693608|item|disp=FHL Book 977.1 M2fr}}. Includes index to parts of '''series C, CC, D, DD, E, F, H, J, M, NN, QQ, S, SS, U, ZZ.'''
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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=== Related Websites  ===
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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Latest revision as of 22:14, 16 February 2016

Record Description

A 491-volume collection of partially indexed letters, genealogical and historical notes, land records, newspaper clippings, and interview notes pertaining to the frontier history and settlement of the old Northwest and Southwest Territories of the United States from the 1740s to 1830.

Coverage. This collection also known as the Draper manuscripts, and as the Draper Collection, consists of 491 volumes of manuscripts, papers, and books collected by Lyman Copeland Draper  about the history of the trans-Allegheny West in the United States, a region including the western areas of the Carolinas and Virginia, all the Ohio River Valley, and part of the upper Mississippi Valley from the 1740s to 1830. This includes New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, and Wisconsin. For a more detailed description, see Josephine L. Harper, Guide to the Draper Manuscripts (Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press ; London : Eurospan, 2004) Digital copy online; At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Fiche 6050187; Book 977.583/M1 A3h

Arrangement. The collection was organized by Wisconsin Historical Society staff into 491 volumes divided into 50 series  of varying lengths. Each series is titled by a geographic area, by a subject, or by the name of a prominent frontier leader. For further details about the 50 series titles and arrangement see also:

Content. The bulk of the collection consists of notes from interviews, questionnaires, and letters gathered during Draper’s extensive travels and research to learn about frontier history.

Draper manuscript search strategy. A single, detailed, and comprehensive index to every individual name mentioned in the Draper Manuscript Collection does not yet exist. However, partial indexes to some  of the Draper series still can be useful:

  1. Search for an ancestor by name (including alternate spellings) in the indexes to:
    1. Josephine L. Harper's Guide  Index section (pp. 239-309)
    2. Josephine L. Harper's Guide  Pension applicants section (pp. 311-320)
    3. Josephine L. Harper's Guide  Additional personal data section (pp. 321-418)
    4. Reuben G. Thwaites' Descriptive list  Index (pp. 151-197; digital 165-211)
    5. Barbara E. Wolfe's Index to Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts
    6. Search for names of relatives, friends, and associates of your ancestor in the same indexes.
  2. Search (a) Harper's Guide  Index (pp. 239-309), and (b) Thwaites' Descriptive list  Index for the town, county, and state where the ancestor resided; also for a nearby river.
  3. Use Josephine L. Harper's Guide  (especially Appendix IV) to determine in which Draper manuscript series the ancestor would most likely appear.
    1. From the list of Related Publications below determine if any of the other titles cited serve as an additional partial index to the series where your ancestor may appear.
    2. Then search the partial index to the appropriate series for your ancestor's name, relatives, associates, and residences.
  4. If you find  an ancestor or residence in an index, look up the reference to that ancestor or residence in the manuscripts on the appropriate series microfilm.
  5. If you do not find  an ancestor or residence in any of the indexes, browse the appropriate series anyway because the indexes may be incomplete.

Availability

Original images can be viewed or ordered through the following:

Microfilm access. For contents of this collection by microfilm number, see the Draper Manuscript Series Coverage Table.

  • For a pdf list of the many other libraries in the United States and Canada which have obtained copies of these Draper microfilms, click here.

Record Content

Key facts found in this collection vary from record to record. They may include:

  • Names
  • Birth, marriage, or death dates and places
  • Names of parents or other family members
  • Residences
  • Life sketches
  • Names of neighbors
  • Notes of involvement in historical events

Related Publications

The following works have been published about this collection and serve as partial indexes:

With general indexes

  • Josephine L. Harper, Guide to the Draper Manuscripts (Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press ; London : Eurospan, 2004) Digital copy online; At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Fiche 6050187; Book 977.583/M1 A3h. This is a descriptive survey of each series in the collection. Includes three indexes: (a) Index (pp. 239-309), (b) Pension applicants (pp. 311-320), and (c) Additional personal data (pp. 321-418). The first index combines personal names, places, and subjects.
  • Reuben Gold Thwaites, Descriptive list of Manuscript Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin together with Reports on Other Collections of Manuscript Material for American History in Adjacent States (Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Historical Society, 1906) Digital copy online; At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Film 368687. Includes general index on pages 151-197 (digital 165-211)—many further index entries beyond Harper's Guide  above.
  • Barbara E. Wolfe, Index to Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts (Logansport, Ind. : B.E. Wolfe, [19--]) Digital copy online; At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 977.583/M1 A3w. Some additional index entries not all duplicated in Harper and Thwaites above.

Specific series indexes

Indexes only

  • series NN.  Karen Mauer Green, Index to the Draper manuscripts, series NN: the Pittsburgh and northwest Virginia papers (Cooperstown, New York : Frontier Press, 2003) At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 A32dnn. This is an every-name index to films 889179 and 889180 of the Draper manuscript collection.
  • series S.  Bayless E. Hardin, Index to volume 6S, Draper manuscripts (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983) At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Fiche 6018900; Book 976.9 H22h. Indexes vol. 6S (series S) entitled Draper's notes  made June 1851. Microreproduction of a photocopy of the original index at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Note 1:  The St. Louis County Library has photocopies of a set of Lyman C. Draper indexes in four big white binders. It is not clear if these are different from the list in Note 2 below. Presumably, the Wisconsin Historical Society has the originals of the St. Louis County Library indexes.[1]

Note 2:  Lyman C. Draper himself indexed some, but not all, of his own series.[2] The extent and detail of these indexes is uncertain. See:

13-CC Shane, KY & OH 1807-1835

16-CC Shane, KY & OH 1807-1835
25-CC Kentucky
10-E Brady and Wetzel 1759-1865
11-E Brady and Wetzel 1759-1865
  4-J Pogue and Menard
60-J Illinois Clark's campaign
  1-NN Pittsburgh and NW Virginia

2-NN Pittsburgh and NW Virginia
6-NN Pittsburgh and NW Virginia
3-S Draper's notes, 1843-1850
4-S Draper's notes, 1843-1850
5-S Draper's notes, 1851-1860
6-S Draper's notes, 1851-1860
7-S Draper's notes, 1851-1860
8-S Draper's notes, 1851-1860
17-S Draper's notes 1860-1863

18-S Draper's notes 1860-1863
19-S Draper's notes 1863-1868
20-S Draper's notes 1863-1868
22-S Draper's notes 1863-1868
25-S Draper's notes 1868
28-S Draper's notes, 1841-1845
29-S Draper's notes, 1841-1845

30-S Draper's notes, 1841-1845

31-S (partial) notes, 1841-1845
32-S Draper's notes, 1844-1845
33-S Draper's notes, 1844-1845
15-U Frontier war treaties/journals
12-ZZ Virginia papers, 1753-1873

Transcripts with every-name indexes

  • series A.  Craig L. Heath, The George M. Bedinger papers : volume 1A of the Draper Manuscript Collection (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, 2002) At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 976.9 D29h. Transcript with every-name index.
  • series TT.  Craig L Heath, South Carolina papers : volume 1TT of the Draper manuscript collection (Westminster, Md. : Heritage Books, 2006) At various repositories (WorldCat). Transcript with every-name index.
  • series V.  Craig L Heath, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina papers : volume 1V of the Draper manuscript collection (Westminster, Md. : Heritage Books, 2006) At various repositories (WorldCat). Transcript with every-name index.
  • series Z.  Craig L. Heath, The Illinois manuscripts : volume 1Z of the Draper manuscript collection (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, 2003) At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 977.3 H2hc. Transcript with every-name index.
  • series ZZ.  Craig L Heath, The Virginia papers, 5 vols. (Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 2003- ) At various repositories (WorldCat). Transcripts with every-name index.  Contents: v. 1. Volume 1ZZ of the Draper Manuscript collection -- v. 2. Volume 2ZZ -- v. 3. Volume 3ZZ -- v. 4. Volume 4ZZ -- v. 5. Volume 5ZZ.

Calendars of papers (ONLY indexed by key names relative to each papers' creation--not by all the names listed in the papers)

Documentary histories

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

References

  1. Indexes in Guide to finding your ancestors in the Draper Manuscript Collection in St. Louis County Library (accessed 25 March 2015).
  2. Barabara E. Wolfe, Index to Lyman C. Draper Manuscripts (Logansport, Ind. : B.E. Wolfe, [19--]), 47.

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