Thomas Perkins Miscellaneous Papers,1785-1787

Descriptive Summary

Title
Thomas Perkins Miscellaneous Papers,1785-1787
Creator
Perkins, Thomas, 1756-1786
Extent
3 items
Subjects
Palmer, Joseph, 1716-1788.
Frontier and pioneer life-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Pioneers-- Kentucky-- Correspondence.
Salt industry and trade-- Massachusetts-- Boston-- History-- 18th century.
Salt industry and trade-- Massachusetts-- Boston-- History-- Sources.
Salt licks-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Kentucky-- Description and travel.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Early Ky. settler, educator, and lawyer. Includes a long descriptive letter to General Joseph Palmer, describing Ky. in detail, including travel, prices, population, topography, trees, produce, resources, salt manufacture, and labor. Also included are two documents dated 10 and 20 Mar. 1787, concerning Joseph Palmer's plan to establish a salt works in Boston, Mass. The letter is published in The Filson Club History Quarterly, v. 49 no. 2 (Apr. 1975