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Daniel Boone illustrations

 Collection — Folder: S2496
Identifier: S2496

Scope and Contents

This collection includes illustrations of Daniel Boone, Fort Boonesborough, Ky., and the Boone family homestead in Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania sketched by Dr. R. N. Mayfield of Seattle, Washington (circa 1930s). The collection also contains a clipping of a portrait of Boone from Pageant of Kentucky’s Historic Past by M.T. Lafferty (1924).


  • 1924-circa 1930s


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

Daniel Boone was an early American frontiersman and legendary folk hero. He was born in 1734 in Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania to Squire and Sarah Boone. He had little formal schooling, but he could read and write and learned wilderness skills and marksmanship at an early age. He spent much of his life as a wandering hunter and trapper and is credited with blazing a trail to the west through the Cumberland Gap. The trail became known as the Wilderness Road and it made possible the first settlements in Kentucky. He was a courageous and resourceful leader, but he never prospered financially. He died in Missouri at the age 86 on September 26, 1820.


Encyclopædia Britannica. "Daniel Boone." Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. 2018. Accessed December 4, 2018.

The State Historical Society of Missouri. “Daniel Boone (1734-1820).” Historic Missourians. Accessed December 4, 2018.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donation from Dr. R.N. Mayfield in 1931/12 and 1935/02/28.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S2134: Boone family collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/12/04 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/12/04 by Laura Eliason.
Daniel Boone illustrations
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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