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Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 9 September 1807

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Big Bone Lick, Kentucky, while conducting a major archaeological fossil dig at Thomas Jefferson's request. He describes what has been unearthed so far and mentions their brother George Rogers Clark being drunk…

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 Constantine Rafinesque to Charles Wilkins Short, 17 July 1818

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Letter from Constantine Rafinesque to Dr. Charles Wilkins Short in which he tells of his traveling through the western states. Rafinesque mentions his desire to meet Short in Lexington to see his plant specimens.

Letter discussing an elephant tooth found at the Falls of the Ohio, ca. 1780s

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Letter discussing an elephant tooth that was found at the Falls of the Ohio.