Finding aid and typescript of letter from William McCowen in Madison County, Kentucky, to his family in Pluckemin, Somerset County, New Jersey, related to his trip to Kentucky. His journey was related to his interests in saltpeter mining. He discusses being lost and letting his horse navigate to civilization.
United States History
Folklife Archives, Manuscripts &, "McCowen, William (SC 1517)" (2008). MSS Finding Aids. Paper 337.