Draper Manuscripts: Simon Kenton Papers, 1755-1836

Scope and Content Note

The major topics consist of Kenton's military career and expeditions including the Paint Creek expedition, his captivity among the Indians, Benjamin Logan's expedition into Ohio (1786), William Hubbell's fight, Alexander D. Orr's Scoito campaign, John Edward's Blackberry campaign (1791), Charles Scott's expedition (1791-1792), Kenton's Little Miami expedition (1792), Kenton's Scioto trip, Anthony Wayne's campaign, the War of 1812, and Shawnee Indian affairs correspondence kept by Edward Tiffin and Thomas Kirker.