Resurrecting the First American West

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Resurrecting the First American West
This project will "resurrect" and expand 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.
Letter from John and Susan Corlis to Joseph, George, and Mary Ann Corlis, 14 April 1816

Letter from John and Susan Corlis to Joseph, George, and Mary Ann Corlis, 14 April 1816

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Letter from John Bowman to Isaac Hite, 10 June 1782

Letter from John Bowman to Isaac Hite, 10 June 1782

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Letter from John Bowman to Isaac Hite, 6 March 1780

Letter from John Bowman to Isaac Hite, 6 March 1780

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4 pages: 0% indexed, 25% transcribed, 25% needs review
Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, 15 April 1780.

Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, 15 April 1780.

May's 15 April 1780 letter relays an account of May's travels into Kentucky County. Claims that there were dead horses and cattle lining the route and polluting the drinking water. The travelers were also constantly weary of Native American attacks and heard stories of attacks. May explains that...

4 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, 15 March 1780

Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, 15 March 1780

May's 15 March 1780 letter in which May claims that accounts from Kentucky have been dreadful. There was no bread and the harsh winter has reduced the buffalo. May claims that the lands at the Falls of the Ohio are increasing and states his intention to buy the Charlton and Southall tracts...

4 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, 16 August 1779

Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, 16 August 1779

4 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, 17 August 1779

Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, 17 August 1779

5 pages: 0% indexed, 80% transcribed, 80% needs review
Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, 29 April 1780

Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, 29 April 1780

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12 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed
Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, 30 August 1779

Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, 30 August 1779

4 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, March 1780

Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, March 1780

4 pages: 0% indexed, 75% transcribed, 75% needs review
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