IGHR (Samford) — Day 2


In the “Records of Other Researchers” por­tion of the Virginia class at Samford today, we took a look at a vol­ume enti­tled The Preston and Virginia Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts. (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1915). This vol­ume cat­a­logs a sub­set of col­lec­tions of the Draper Manuscripts, papers gath­ered by Lyman Draper for the Wisconsin Historical Society. These papers doc­u­ment the “his­tory of the trans-Allegheny West from the fron­tier con­flicts of the 1740s to the War of 1812.”

As you may have guessed, the Preston and Virginia Papers relate to Virginia. The book out­lines the col­lec­tion, with names of per­sons and sum­maries of the mate­ri­als con­tained and the events described in them.

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