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Travels through the Western Interior of the United States, from the year 1808 up to the year 1816

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"Travels through the western interior of the United States, from the year 1808 up to the year 1816: with a particular description of a great part of Mexico, or New-Spain. Containing a particular account of thirteen different tribes of Indians through…

Letter from Joshua Fry to Jonathan Clark, 31 October 1808

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Joshua Fry writes to Jonathan Clark from an undisclosed location [perhaps Bardstown, Kentucky] informing him that he plans to establish his school in Lexington, Kentucky. He expects it to commence on 21 November, but will no longer accept boarders…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 30 October 1809

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Lexington, Kentucky, while traveling eastward to Fincastle, Virginia, that he has learned of the certainty of the death of Lewis. He has written Judge [John] Overton in Nashville for more information and the…

Letter from William Clark to Edmund Clark, 15 April 1809

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Clark writes his brother Edmund from St. Louis reporting general news regarding the town and some of its inhabitants. He comments on the status of their nephews Benjamin O'Fallon, there with him in St. Louis, and his brother, John O'Fallon, in school…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 1 October 1808

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis that he has just retrned from the Fire Prairie where he built a fort [Fort Osage]. He was ill the entire time. Introduces George Shannon who was wounded in a skirmish with the Arikara and consequently…

Booklet containing record of Thomas Wallace's enslaved persons, 1819

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Record of Thomas Wallace's enslaved persons. In this booklet, he kept track of them by family, births, deaths, etc.

Letter from Elijah Smith to Samuel Brown, 29 October 1820

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This letter discusses the schooling of Mary Ellis, stating "with her fortune it is imperative she receive the education and training to prepare her for society and happiness in mature life." Relates that a malignant fever has reached St. Louis,…

Broadside entitled "Some Notices of Kentucky, Particularly of its chief town, Lexington," 28 August 1828

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Broadside written by Mathew Carey of Philadelphia under the pseudonym of Hamilton. He briefly outlines the development of Lexington, commenting on its educational and cultural institutions, its churches, businesses, economy and trade. Louisville and…

Remarks on Cholera, 1833

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Remarks on cholera as is appeared in Lexington, Kentucky, in June of 1833. From The Transylvania Journal of Medicine and the Associate Sciences.