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Letter from William Clark to his brother, April 1805

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Title

Letter from William Clark to his brother, April 1805

Description

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, a few pairs of moccasins, some Mandan "legins", hides from several different animals, corn, tobacco seeds, a Mandan pot, and more, from the western country. He sends compliments from Meriwether Lewis to him and his lady.

Creator

Source

Jonathan Clark papers, Temple Bodley Collection, Filson Historical Society

Date

Type

Identifier

Mss. A C5923e f2

Citation

Clark, William, “Letter from William Clark to his brother, April 1805,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed March 2, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5694.