Lyman Copeland Draper research materials
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Lyman Copeland Draper research materials

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891.
Title: Lyman Copeland Draper research materials
Dates: circa 1840s
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1611

Biographical/Historical Note

Lyman Copeland Draper (1815-1891) was born in New York. In 1840 he became the corresponding secretary of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Draper spent most of his life researching Revolutionary War heroes from the South.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of a volume from the Lyman Copeland Draper collection at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. This volume (volume 5 of the Wisconsin collection) contains Draper's research notes on Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. The Georgia papers contain notes on Elijah and John Clarke, Micajah Williamson, Richard McGriff, William Candler, and Benjamin Few. The Alabama papers contain notes on Alexander McGillivray, William Weatherford, George Stiggins, and Stiggin's narrative on Creek Indians. The South Carolina papers contain original manuscripts from Richard Winn and the South Carolina Yazoo Land Company.

Index Terms

Candler, William B., -1784.
Clark, John, 1766-1832.
Clarke, Elijah, 1733-1799.
Creek Indians.
Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891.
McGriff, Richard.
Research (document genres)
South Carolina Yazoo Land Company.
South Carolina--History.
Williamson, Micajah.

Location of Originals

Original materials in the Lyman Copeland Draper manuscript collection, State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Lyman Copeland Draper research materials, MS 1611, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

When publishing this material, acknowledge State Historical Society of Wisconsin as owning the original manuscripts.

Published Descriptions

Josephine L. Harper. Guide to the Draper manuscripts. Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1X-1611-01. Draper manuscript collection, volume 5: Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina