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Column: Lyman Draper hits close to home
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Last month’s column discussed Lyman Draper and his manuscript collection at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. And as I wrote last month, “thank heavens Draper never came to Camden.” Draper crisscrossed the South from the 1838 until the 1880s “borrowing” original manuscripts and documents from the descendants of Revolutionary War veterans and early settlers, telling their descendants he was going to write their ancestor’s history.