MSS Finding Aids

Drake Family Papers, 1804-1861 (SC 192)

Manuscripts & Folklife Archives, Western Kentucky University

Document Type Finding Aid

This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 192. Chiefly letters to Albrittain Drake and his wife, Ruth (Collins) Drake, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Most of the letters are from Drake and Collins family members, primarily their sons, James Perry, a land agent in Indiana, and Benjamin Michael, a Methodist minister in Mississippi. Also includes biographical and genealogical information related to the two families. Typescripts of the letters written by James Perry Drake are available (click on "Additional Files" bellow).