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The History of Kentucky

Artist/Maker:
Marshall, Humphrey __author ||Gore, Henry __Printer
Place Made:
Frankfort Kentucky United States of America
Date Made:
1812
Medium:
ink –paper –leather
Dimensions:
__ __8 1/2″ __5 1/4″
Accession Number:
5860.30
Description:
Harriet Morgan Boone (1794-1861), the granddaughter of pioneer Daniel Boone (1734-1820), owned this copy of Humphrey Marshall’s history of Kentucky. One of the first histories of the Bluegrass State, it was published just as Kentucky’s pioneering generation–people like Harriet’s grandfather–were passing away. Included in this copy is a rare plate depicting a scene from Boone’s life, in which he and his cohorts “were suddenly met on the side of a Cane-Break, and immediately fired upon…. An Indian, as their custom was, rushed upon Stewart, and with one hand wound in the hair of his head, and the other grasping a knife, took his scalp.”
Credit Line:
Promised Gift of Thomas A. Gray