SINCE a bibliographical guide to the printed accounts of Daniel Boone's life and adventures already exists in Mr. William Harvey Miner's "Contributions toward a Bibliography of Daniel Boone" (Publishers' Weekly, 59:614-617, 930-940 2 Mr, 6 Ap, 1901; reprinted, New York, Dibdin Club, 1901), I have not burdened this book with repetition of its contents. Publications subsequent to that date are readily available in the card index of any large library and in the usual bibliographical sources. A good many of them are in the bibliography included in Dr. Willard Rouse Jillson's Adventures of Col. Daniel Boone (Louisville, Standard Printing Co., 1932) and in the mimeographed "analytics" issued by the Western State Teachers College, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Mr. E. G. Swem's Virginia Historical Index (Roanoke, Stone Printing and Mfg. Co., 1934) is a valuable guide to local Virginiana. My own references to all this material are indicated in the notes.
Since the extant Boone documents have never before been catalogued, I have included a check-list of them. This is based on correspondence with every college and university library in the United States, the principal public libraries, and the historical collections specializing in the period. It is, therefore, reasonably complete, but it is probable that other Boone documents will turn up after publication.
The abundance of source material is partly due to the unusual group of local historians in Kentucky, who have devoted themselves with much competence and diligence to searching out and printing early maps, surveys, letters, depositions, accounts, court records, and documents of every kind. The results of this truly heroic labor are available in the Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, of Frankfort, Kentucky, and in the History Quarterly and the sumptuous volumes of the Filson Club, of Louisville, Kentucky. Such