Orlando Brown Papers, Manuscripts, Filson Club, Louisville

1854

Orlando Brown Papers, Manuscripts, Filson Club, Louisville

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LCD to Orlando Brown, Madison, 4/19/1854. <The Clark work has never been completed, but I am constantly adding to materials not only for that work, but for others on Boone, Kenton, Whitley, Brady, Sevier & others. I have the work on Boone nearly completed, I will go to press in the autumn, as I now think. Jared Sparks strongly advised me to lay aside the Clark work awhile, as it is designed to be my main work, twice as large as any other -- & pioneer its way with the small works on Boone, &c.> <I am now in corespondence with Benson J. Lossing, of Poughkeepsie, NY, the author of the noble FIELD BOOK OF THE REVOLUTION, so profusely & beautifulfly illustrated by his industry & genius, & gotten up in the very best style of the Harpers, & there is a very strong probability, alomost bordering on certainty, that he & I will form a literary union, & push out my border series as rapidly as possible.> <My bound vols of Mss. on Westn history amount to 50 vols -- & I have enough more mss. to make, I think 30 vols more. Beside all this, I have many thousand pages of notes of conversations with old men & pioneers -- & extracts from newspaper files in the Congression & Eastern Libraries.> Orlando Brown Papers, Manuscripts, Filson Club, Louisville.

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1854

Orlando Brown Papers, Manuscripts, Filson Club, Louisville

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LCD to Orlando Brown, Madison, 5/13/1854 <I wrote you abt my proposed union with Mr. Lossing. Though not yet fully consummated, it is nearly so. We announce Boone this early because an enterprising publishing house in central NY [mss torn, name of publisher unreadable] have got up [mss torn] hired written a vol. on Boone, wh. they are at once to publish; & so far as I can learn it will contain little or nothing new on Boone -- but doubtless may prove a very fair competition. The work of Mr. Lossing & myself shall be all we promise.> Orlando Brown Papers, Manuscripts, Filson Club, Louisville.

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1854

Orlando Brown Papers, Manuscripts, Filson Club, Louisville

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LCD to Orlando Brown, Madison, 7/22/1854. <Mr. Bogart's work on Boone has just appeared -- & though a very readable work, it comes short of my expectations. I never thought he could give anything new -- yet I thought he wd. have made a better use of printed authorities extant than he has. It remains to be seen whether Mr. Lossing & I will succeed any better. Mr. L. has just paid me a visit, & gone over the whole field with me -- & has returned home full in the faith that we can give a worthy work on the old Ky pioneer.> Orlando Brown Papers, Manuscripts, Filson Club, Louisville.

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1880

Orlando Brown Papers, Manuscripts, Filson Club, Louisville

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Robert M. Peter to Ranck, Lexington, 8/18/1880, copied in Peter to Reuben Durrett, Lexington, 12/20/1889: <I have the pleasure to present through you to the Kentucky Historical Society, a plaster mould and cast of the skull of Daniel Boone. The history of this unique specimin is simply this. In September 1845, when the remains of Daniel Boone and his wife were removed from Missouri, by order of our State, to the cemetery at Frankfort, I obtained permission of the Committee of removal to take a cast of the skull of Boone, and accordingly I sent Mr. Henry Davis, son of the late Judge James E. Davis of our city, who had been working for some time with Joel T. Hart our celebrated sculptor, down to Frankfort at my own cost, to obtain the mould. <The late Mason Brown, who was, I believe, the chairman of the Committee, superintended the operation and certified to me its correctness. I have carefully preserved this mould up to the present time, and now place [it] in the archives of your society. <My principal object in obtaining this mould was to ascertain the phrenological traits of Boone. I accordingly sent a cast, unnamed to Fowler, who made a lamentable mistake in reading the character and published it in his Phrenological Journal at the time.> Reuben Thomas Durrett Papers, Manuscripts, Filson Club, Louisville.

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1892

Orlando Brown Papers, Manuscripts, Filson Club, Louisville

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George W. Ranck to Reuben T. Durrett, Lexington, 5/4/1892. <I send you by Express today a cast of the skull of Daniel Boone which it gives me pleasure to present through you to the Filson Club. Kentucky is indebted for the existence of this unique and interesting reminder of the great pioneer to her distinguished chemist and educator the now venerable Dr. Robert Peter of this city who secured the mould of the skull in September 1845 when the remains of Boone and his wife were brought from Missouri for honored interment in the State Cemetery at Frankfort. The mould was consigned to my care by my dear old friend Dr. Peter in 1880 and has been carefully preserved ever since.> Reuben Thomas Durrett Papers, Manuscripts, Filson Club, Louisville.

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1840

Orlando Brown Papers, Manuscripts, Filson Club, Louisville

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Nathaniel Hart Jr. to Orlando Brown, editor of the COMMONWEALTH, 3/15/1840: 2: Discussing the plan for a commemmoration at Boonesborough: <We have thought that we could get up a grand military parade of Uniform companies from various quarters of the Country to be received by the Governor of the State, select several popular Orators to speak on the occasion, meet and camp on the ground as Pioneers of old, (with all of the veteran Pioneers of the country who are still alive, as our invited guests) and in this way make a most interesting and delightful fete to be annually repeated no doubt while the names of Daniel Boone and his compatriots shall be remembered by posterity. . . . Gov. Morehead with whom I have conferred upon the subject is enthusiastic in favour of the proposed celebration, and offers to cooperate by making an oration on the occasion.> Orlando Brown Papers, Manuscripts, Filson Club, Louisville.

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