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|Title||Voyage from Saint Louis in the territory of Louisiana and on the river Mississippi across the continent of North America by way of the river Misouri to the Pacific or western ocean in the years 1803, 4, 5 & 1806 ... [typescript] 1806|
|Author||Whitehouse, Joseph (c.1775-c.1860)|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Document Type||Travel Journal|
|Description||The most significant transcontinental journey in U.S. history, the Lewis and Clark Expedition was not only recorded in the journals and observations of the two captains, but also by four other members of the party. Private Joseph Whitehouse maintained during the expedition a journal consisting of extensive field notes bound in a single volume of three parts the extant portion covering the period May 14, 1804 to Nov. 6, 1805. Upon returning to St. Louis in the fall of 1806, Whitehouse had prepared by a copyist this new and expanded journal, May 14, 1804 - April 6, 1806, with the intent of having it published. This typescript of the paraphrased version of the original journal includes a preface and fills in some gaps lacking in the original.|
|Names||Lewis, Meriwether (1774-1809); Clark, William (1770-1838)|
|Places||St. Louis, Mississippi River, Misouri River, Columbia River, Misouri, United States|
|Keywords||travel, travelogue, personal account, Lewis and Clark expedition, expedition, overland trail, discovery, fur trade, trade, observation, livestock, buffalo, horse, subsistence, hunting, pioneer, frontier|
|Theme||Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters|
|Tribe / Nation||Go to Tribes and Nations page|
|Culture Area||Great Plains, Great Basin|
For the original journal see Joseph Whitehouse, journal commencing at River Dubois [i.e. Wood River, Ill.]... [manuscript] 1804 May 14-1805 Nov. 6, Newberry Library reference Ayer MS 978.
For manuscript version of this document, see Voyage from Saint Louis in the territory of Louisiana and on the river Mississippi across the continent of North America by way of the river Misouri to the Pacific or western ocean in the years 1803, 4, 5 & 1806 ... [manuscript] 1806.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||MS 3213 (transcript)|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|