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Lyman Coleman Draper letters to Reuben Thomas Durrett, 1882-1886

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Lyman Coleman Draper letters to Reuben Thomas Durrett




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Arrangement is chronological.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Lyman Coleman Draper letters to Reuben Thomas Durrett, 1882- 1886, 1VF62M124, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


68 pieces.


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.

Scope and Content

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.


  • Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891.
  • Durrett, Reuben T. (Reuben Thomas), 1824-1913.
  • Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818.
  • Boone family.
  • Filson Club.
  • State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
  • Local history.
  • Kentucky--Genealogy.
  • Louisville (Ky.)--History

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