Draper Manuscripts: King's Mountain Papers, 1756-1887

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Series: 17 DD (Volume 17)
Scope and Content Note: Mainly publications on King's Mountain gathered by Draper. Pamphlets include: several written about the battle by Isaac Shelby [circa 1823], Robert Lathan (1880), W. R. Capps (1880), and J. Watts De Peyster (1881); a speech on the deaths of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Isaac Shelby by William T. Barry (1826); a lecture on John Sevier by William A. Henderson (1873); and Revolutionary narratives by Robert Henry and David Vance published (1891) by D. Schenck, Sr. from material supplied in part by Draper. An assortment of newspaper and periodical clippings, some printed and some copied by hand by Draper, contains textual accounts and pictorial sketches about the 1880 centennial commemoration of King's Mountain, poetry inspired by the battle, and an advance endorsement of Draper's book by William Gilmore Simms and others.