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 cubic feet (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.


Descriptions of the volumes are copied from the Guide to the Draper Manuscripts / by Josephine Harper. Out of date and offensive language may be present.

This collection is also available as a microfilm publication.

Forms part of the Lyman Copeland Draper Manuscripts. The fifty series included in the Draper Manuscripts have been cataloged individually. 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.

There is a restriction on use to this material; see the Administrative/Restriction Information portion of this finding aid for details.

Language: English

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