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Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 9 September 1807

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Title

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 9 September 1807

Description

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 but "more thoughtfull to day."

Creator

Source

Jonathan Clark papers, Temple Bodley Collection, Filson Historical Society

Date

Type

Identifier

Mss. A C593e f2

Citation

Clark, William, “Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 9 September 1807,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed February 24, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5698.