Guide to the Samuel G. Drake, "Early History of Georgia and Sir Alexander Cuming's Embassy to the Cherokees", Manuscript, 1872

Summary Information

Title: Samuel G. Drake, "Early History of Georgia and Sir Alexander Cuming's Embassy to the Cherokees", Manuscript, 1872
Collection: AC.1062
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 envelope)
Abstract:

This collection consists of a manuscript of 27 pages (missing 3 pages)of the history of Georgia and Sir Alexander Cuming’s Embassy to the Cherokees, handwritten in 1872. It is in very good condition.

Creator: Drake, Samuel G.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Gardner Drake was an American antiquarian, born Pittsfield, New Hampshire, 11 Oct. 1798; died Boston, Massachusetts, 15 June 1875. He received a common school education and from 1815-25 was a school-teacher in a country district. In 1828 he removed to Boston and there opened one of the first antiquarian book-stores established in the United States. He was one of the founders of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, acted as its president in 1858, and was editor of its quarterly ‘Register’ for many years. He published ‘Indian Biography’ (1832); ‘Book of the Indians’ (1833); ‘The History and Antiquities of Boston’ (1856); ‘History of the French and Indian War’ (1870): ‘Old Indian Chronicle’ (1836); ‘Indian Captivities’ (1839); ‘Annals of Witchcraft in the United States’ (1869). He also edited Church's ‘Entertaining History of King Philip's War’ (1825); Mather's ‘Indian War of 1675-76’ (1862); ‘Early History of New England’ (1864); Hubbard's ‘Indian Wars’ (1865).

Scope and Contents

This is an original handwritten manuscript, Early History of Georgia and Sir Alexander Cuming's Embassy to the Cherokees, presented to the New England Historical Genealogical Society, February 1872.

Note: pages 24-26 are missing and there are 3 pages at back that may have been an earlier version.

Arrangement

This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This manuscript was purchased from L&T Respess in 2014. Accession number is AC.2014.060.

Processing Information

Processed by by Anita Elliott in July 2015 with assistance from Claire Stamper.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item], AC.1062: Samuel G. Drake, "Early History of Georgia and Sir Alexander Cuming's Embassy to the Cherokees", Manuscript, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA.