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Wool Comb

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In addition to flax, wool was an important fiber during the colonial and frontier era. Wool combs arranged the fibers, separating the undercoat from outercoat and teasing the wool before carding by disentangling, cleaning and intermixing fibers. This…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 22 and 24 November 1808

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan a lengthy letter from St. Louis regarding foreign affairs, politics, Native American affairs, and land investment and resources such as lead mining and salt springs. He has placed some of his enslaved people and one…

Letter from William Clark to his brother, April 1805

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Letter from William Clark to his brother talks of sending his journal to the President and the Secretary of War, documenting his voyage and discoveries. Includes note stating he has included with the letter: one shirt worn by the Mandan Indian women,…

Receipt to William Ingram/Ingles, 14 October 1774

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Receipt issued to William Ingram/Ingles signed by Josiah Ramsey verifying that he drove cattle for the expedition against the Shawnee.

Letter from Frederick Edwards to William Christian, 7 May 1785

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Letter from Frederick Edwards to William Christian reporting on news from Kentucky, especially from the Louisville/Beargrass settlement area and Indian hostilities. Discusses plans for the operations at Saltsburg and Nicholas Meriwether taking over…

Letter from Henry Massie to Helen Bullitt Massie

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Letter from Henry Massie to his wife, Helen Bullitt Massie, in which he writes of matters for her to attend to while he is in Ohio. He relays information about livestock, planting dates for corn and tobacco, and money affairs.