Resurrecting the First American West

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Resurrecting the First American West
This project has "resurrected" and expanded the Library of Congress American Memory Project, First American West, the Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820 (FAW), which was taken down in 2016. The Filson Historical Society, the University of Chicago, and the Library of Congress contributed material to this pioneering work of digital history. Now, the Filson seeks transcriptions for both the original documents published in FAW as well as new selections that expand the range of diverse voices represented in the vibrant and globally contested Ohio River Valley of the late-18th and early-19th century.
Company roster for the 16th Kentucky Militia, 3 October 1814

Company roster for the 16th Kentucky Militia, 3 October 1814

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Cotton prices handbill, New Orleans, 21 August 1822

Cotton prices handbill, New Orleans, 21 August 1822

Broadside from J. R. Bedford stating the cotton prices in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the early 1820s.

2 pages: 0% complete (0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review)
Drake's Theatre broadside, ca. 1819.

Drake's Theatre broadside, ca. 1819.

Broadside from Drake's Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky, advertising a May 8, [1819], performance called "Town and Country. Or Which is Best?" It lists performers as well as a number of songs sung after the show.

1 page: 0% complete (0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review)
Edward Worthington legal case, 27 June 1801

Edward Worthington legal case, 27 June 1801

Suit brought by Edward Worthington in the October 1798 term of the Paris, Kentucky District Court against Daniel Callaghan and others regarding land Worthington had located for Callahan in Harrison County in 1779. Worthington is suing for his locator's share of the land.

15 pages: 0% complete (0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review)
Extract of a letter, 3 May 1787

Extract of a letter, 3 May 1787

A one page extract dated 3 May 1787 expresses the hope that the recent treaty with Spain will help the trade prospects for the United States. On the back side of the page is a discussion of politics and political maneuvering.

2 pages: 0% complete (0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review)
Hunters of Kentucky, or "Half Horse and Half Alligator," broadside, ca. 1815

Hunters of Kentucky, or "Half Horse and Half Alligator," broadside, ca. 1815

Printed broadside with a woodcut illustration and a poem describing the valor of Kentuckians at the Battle of New Orleans. The illustration pictures the famous half horse and half alligator as a horse with an alligator tail.

1 page: 0% complete (0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review)
John May land entry book, 1783-1786

John May land entry book, 1783-1786

43 pages: 0% complete (0% indexed, 91% transcribed, 91% needs review)
Letter from Arthur Campbell to John Brown, 29 December 1787

Letter from Arthur Campbell to John Brown, 29 December 1787

Arthur Campbell 's 29 December 1787 letter to John Brown discusses a "vast multitude" of immigrants passing into Kentucky with little resistance from Native Americans. However, Campbell warns that the peace may not last soon and he expects frequent attacks against the outmanned pioneers. He also...

3 pages: 0% complete (0% indexed, 67% transcribed, 67% needs review)
Letter from Barthelemi Tardiveau to St. John de Crevecoeur, 19 January 1789

Letter from Barthelemi Tardiveau to St. John de Crevecoeur, 19 January 1789

4 pages: 0% complete (0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review)
Letter from Barthelemi Tardiveau to St. John de Crevecoeur, 25 August 1789.

Letter from Barthelemi Tardiveau to St. John de Crevecoeur, 25 August 1789.

4 pages: 0% complete (0% indexed, 0% transcribed)
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