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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
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
Culture Area Great Plains, Great Basin
Additional Information

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