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Filson, John approximately 1747-1788

Overview
Works: 163 works in 484 publications in 3 languages and 6,460 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Maps  Early maps  Captivity narratives 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: F454, 976.902
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Most widely held works by John Filson
The discovery and settlement of Kentucke by John Filson( Book )

119 editions published between 1784 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When John Filson printed this book about the newly settled "country" of Kentucky, the United States Constitution had not been written and Kentucky was still part of Virginia. Filson?s description of the Kentucky countryside and the accompanying map helped increase interest in settlement in the region. Also significant is Filson?s account of "the adventures of Col. Daniel Boone." This biography of the famed woodsman was written by Filson based on conversations he had with Boone himself. Filson wrote the "adventures" in the first person, as though Boone was the one writing the book. This biography introduced Boone and his exploits to a wide audience of American and European readers and served to increase his fame and stature
The adventures of Colonel Daniel Boon, formerly a hunter: containing a narrative of the wars of Kentucky by John Filson( Book )

4 editions published between 1793 and 1968 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kentucke and the adventures of Col. Daniel Boone; with an introduction by Willard Rouse Jillson by John Filson( Book )

2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filson's Kentucke; a facsimile reproduction of the original Wilmington edition of 1784 by John Filson( Book )

3 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and adventures of Colonel Daniel Boon, the first white settler of the state of Kentucky by John Filson( Book )

11 editions published between 1823 and 1983 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reproduces Daniel Boone's famous "autobiography," written by historian John Filson based on interviews with Boone. This version also contains a poem by Lord Byron about Boone
A map of Kentucky by John Filson( )

8 editions published between 1784 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and adventures of Colonel Daniel Boon : 1824 by John Filson( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery, settlement and present state of Kentucke and an essay towards the topography, and natural history of that important country: by John Filson( )

2 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A topographical description of the western territory of North America : containing a succinct account of its soil, climate, natural history, population, agriculture, manners, and customs. ... To which are added, I. The discovery, settlement, and present state of Kentucky; ... by J. Filson. ... II. An account of the Indian nations. By Gilbert Imlay: ... Illustrated with correct maps by Gilbert Imlay( )

3 editions published between 1793 and 1797 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains a succinct account of the North American continent's soil, climate, natural history, population and agriculture. It also contains descriptions of the different states and provinces found on the continent in the late 18th century
The adventures of colonel Daniel Boone by John Filson( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A topographical description of the western territory of North America : containing a succinct account of its soil, climate, natural history, population, agriculture, manners, and customs. With an ample description of the several divisions into which that country is partitioned. To which are added, I. The discovery, settlement, and present state of Kentucky ; with an essay towards the topography and natural history of that important country, by J. Filson. Also the minutes of the Piankashaw Council, 1784. II. An account of the Indian nations inhabiting within the limits of the XIII states ; their manners and customs ; and reflections on their origin. III. The culture of Indian corn, hemp, flax, hops, tobacco, indigo, cotton, senega root, esquine, madder, jalap, potatoes, silkworms, persimmon, various kinds of grapes, berries, and nuts, the candleberry myrtle, sumach, coffee, and other particulars in the vegetable kingdom. IV. Observations on the ancient works, the native inhabitants of the western country, &c. by Major Jonathan Heart. V. Historical narrative and topographical description of Louisiana and West Florida, containing a great variety of interesting particulars, by Mr. Thomas Hutchins. VI. Account of the soil, growing timber, and other productions of several lands, particularly the Genesee Tract, lately located, and now in the progress of being settled. Vii. Remarks for the information of those who wish to become settlers in America, by Dr. Franklin. VIII. Topographical description of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North-Carolina, by Mr. Tho. Hutchins. IX. Mr. Patrick Kennedy's journal up the Illinois River, &c. X. Description of the state of Tenasee, and of the South-Western Territory, with the constitution of Tenasee established 1796. XI. An act for establishing Knoxville. XII. Treaty concluded between the United States of America and the Crown of Spain, for the free navigation of the Mississippi. XIII. Plan of association of the North American Land Company, &c. by Gilbert Imlay( Book )

2 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The discovery and settlement of Kentucke
Alternative Names
Filson, John ca. 1747-1788

John Filson United States author, historian and surveyor

Филсон, Джон

Languages
English (201)

French (38)

German (4)

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