Lyman Copeland Draper | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


Lyman Copeland Draper


Sixth plate ferrotype/tintype portrait of Lyman Draper (1815-1891), an American historical collector and librarian.


Image ID: 35

Creation Date: 1858 ca.

Creator Name: Nichols, H. D.




Collection Name: Cased image collection, circa 1839-circa 1899

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: cased images

Original Format Number: PH 4195.133, Box 10

Original Dimensions: 2.75 x 3.25 inches


Stamped leather case. Red burnt velvet lining. Lyman Draper spent years traveling through an area ranging from New York to Mississippi, gathering the stories of old pioneers and documentary material on frontier history for a projected series of biographies of Western heroes. His extensive collection was deposited with the Wisconsin Historical Society at Madison, of which he was secretary and librarian (1854-1886). His collection, valuable to many researchers, contains the George Rogers Clark papers and other manuscript sources. Double elliptical stamped mat. Burnt faded red velvet decoration inside cover. Stamped leather case.



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