Draper manuscripts: Joseph Brant papers, 1710-1879

Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807

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  • PHOTOCOPY RESTRICTION: Photocopying originals is not permitted; researchers may copy from the microfilm available in the Library.


  • Papers concerning Joseph Brant, a Mohawk chief who served as a British officer during the American Revolution, including material on that war and Indian-White conflicts, Brant's life, his relatives, and descendants.


  • Forms part of the Lyman Copeland Draper Manuscripts. The Draper Manuscripts consist of fifty collections, sometimes referred to as fifty "series," under the one overarching title. See the Draper Manuscripts Overview on the Wisconsin Historical Society website, and the "Guide to the Draper Manuscripts" by Josephine Harper (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983) for further information.
  • This collection is also available as a microfilm publication.
  • Information on the entire Draper Manuscript collection can be found in RLIN entry WIHV92-A52.
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