Manuscripts Finding the Diamond in the Rough Images courtesy of the St. Louis Mercantile Library @ UMSL unless otherwise noted
Dead ends can come back to life with a little work and creative thinking
What are manuscripts? • Why are they important? • How do I find them?
The Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft, 1861-1865. Volume 1, January 1,1861-April 11, 1862 Courtesy of the Library of Congress
GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers Through the Cumberland Gap, 1851-52 Oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 50 1/4" Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Nathaniel Phillips, 1890
KARL BODMER Boston Lighthouse Courtesy of The New York Public Library. www.nypl.org
KARL BODMER Herds of Bisons and Elks on the Upper Missouri Courtesy of The New York Public Library. www.nypl.org
GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM The County Election, 1852
KARL BODMER Capture of the Daughters of Daniel Boone and Richard Callaway by the Indians Courtesy of Yale University
Now that I know more about their life, where would the information be?
Think Outside the Box • Historical Societies • Libraries • Churches • Local Government • Current Local Population • (basements, garage sales)
Through the use of manuscripts not only will you learn about the world your ancestor lived in, but you may even find your ancestor.
Contact Information Deborah E. Cribbs firstname.lastname@example.org