Draper Manuscripts: William Preston Papers, 1731-1791

Summary Information

Title: Draper Manuscripts: William Preston Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1731-1791

  • Preston, William, 1729-1783
Call Number: Draper Mss QQ

Quantity: 1.2 c.f. (6 volumes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of William Preston, a colonial and frontier political figure in Virginia, and a few of his relatives. Business and military records concern Preston's land dealings and his role in Indian negotiations. Also included is correspondence with prominent military and political figures, as well as some papers of James Patton and John Buchanan.


This collection is also available as a microfilm publication.

Forms part of the Lyman Copeland Draper Manuscripts. The Draper Manuscripts consist of fifty collections, sometimes referred to as fifty “series,” under the one overarching title. See the Draper Manuscripts Overview, and the Guide to the Draper Manuscripts by Josephine Harper (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983) for further information.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-draper0qq
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