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Title Letter [manuscript]: St. Louis, [Mo.], to Brig. Genl. H[enry] Atkinson, Jefferson Barracks, [Mo.], 1833 Mar. 25
Author Clark, William (1770-1838)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: March 25, 1833, letter from Clark to Brig. Gen. Henry Atkinson, founder and commander of the Jefferson Barracks, introducing Mr. Braunsberg (Prince of Wied-Neuwied), who was touring the country as an "untitled foreigner" and who "wished to learn something of the habits & customs of the Indians, & particular to see those now with you". The prince was beginning his two-year natural science expedition to the trans-Mississippi region of North America.
Names Atkinson, Henry (1782-1842); Wied, Prinz von, Maximilian (1782-1867)
Places Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Keywords expedition, science, custom, culture, anthropology, exploration, Indian Agent, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; American Indians and the US Government
Additional Information William Clark was an explorer, governor and superintendent of Indian affairs of the Missouri Territory, 1813-1820, and superintendent of Indian affairs, St. Louis Superintendency, 1822-1838.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 171
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue