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John Filson’s Kentucke: Internet Search Uncovers “Hidden” Manuscripts

Galloway, Edward (2018) John Filson’s Kentucke: Internet Search Uncovers “Hidden” Manuscripts. Manuscripts, 70 (3). pp. 189-208. ISSN 0025-262X

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In 2010 the University Library System (ULS) at the University of Pittsburgh embarked on an ambitious mission to digitize the content of the Darlington Memorial Library, which comprises thousands of rare books, manuscripts, maps, broadsides, atlases, lithographs, and artwork. Partnering with the Internet Archive, the ULS sent thousands of books to one of their facilities that subsequently scanned and provided access to the items online. One researcher discovered the presence of several "tipped-in" manuscripts in one of the books. As it turned out, this book was unique since the manuscript additions were not part of the original publication run. It is surmised that Mr. William Darlington, an avid collector of Americana material, possibly arranged to insert these original manuscripts into the text where important figures of American and Kentucky history were named, such as Daniel Boone, Levi Todd, and George Rogers Clark.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Galloway, Edwardedwardg@pitt.eduedwardg0000-0001-6956-8436
Date: August 2018
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Manuscripts
Volume: 70
Number: 3
Publisher: The Manuscript Society
Page Range: pp. 189-208
Schools and Programs: University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0025-262X
Article Type: Invited Article
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 13:41
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 13:41


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