Donald H. Kent (1910-1986) received his B.A. in history from Allegheny College. From 1940 until 1975, he was a staff member of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, holding various positions and ending his career as Director of the Bureau of Archives and History. Among his many publications are The French Invasion of Western Pennsylvania (1954) and A History of Pennsylvania’s Purchases from the Indians (1974); he also edited, with S. K. Stevens and Autumn Leonard, The Papers of Colonel Henry Bouquet.