Draper Manuscripts



Although there are a few Fincastle records left in Christiansburg most of the surviving records now reside at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. A professor from there, named Lyman Draper, came to Christiansburg circa 1850s to research the Draper family and the Draper community in present day Pulaski Co. He was given all of the Fincastle Co. records he wished to take. He took them back to Wisconsin. These have been called the "Draper Manuscripts." They are a compilation of his life's work regarding history/genealogy. (A lot of it deals with Virginia specifically.) Lyman Copeland Draper was the director of The State Historical Society of Wisconsin from 1854 to 1886.

This compilation was generously donated by Donnie Noel

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