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Nehemiah Matson was an early Illinois settler and wrote extensively about the earlier French and Indian inhabitants.
Biographical and Professional Information
Nehemiah Matson was a Princeton resident and was one of the most prolific and entertaining amateur historians of the nineteenth-century llinois. Because of his indiscriminate mixing of fact and legend, however, scholars generally discount his books as valid sources. But he does provide valuable clues for the researcher, and some of his apparently legendary tales can be verified.
- French and Indians of the Illinois River:... Foreward by Rodney O. Davis, SIU Press, 2001
- Pioneers of Illinois, Chicago, Knight & Leonard Printers, 1882, 2010
- Reminiscences of Bureau County, Nabu Press, 2010
- Beyond the Atlantic or Eleven Months in Europe, Egypt and Palestine, Republican Printing Establishment, 1870, 2010
- Memories of Shaubena: With Incidents Relating to the Early Settlement of the West, Kessinger Publishing, 2007
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
French and Indians of Illinois River (Shawnee Classics)
Release Date: 2001-01-31
Reminiscences of Bureau County [Illinois] in Two Parts, Parts 1-2
Release Date: 2010-04-08
Beyond The Atlantic; Or, Eleven Months' Tour In Europe, Egypt And Palestine, With Illustrations
Release Date: 2010
Memories Of Shaubena: With Incidents Relating To The Early Settlement Of The West
Release Date: 2007-07-25
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