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Title William Clark, superintendent of Indian affairs, to all whom it may concern [manuscript]... permission is hereby granted to M. Baron Braunsberg to pass through the Indian country by the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains for the purpose of making observations in zoology and botany...: passport, 1833 Apr. 2
Author United States, Office of Indian Affairs, St. Louis Superintendency
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Pass issued in St. Louis, Apr. 2, 1833, by William Clark, superintendent of Indian affairs, formally granting Prince Maximilian of Wied ("Baron Braunsberg") permission to pass through Indian territory.
Names Bodmer, Charles [Karl] (1809-1893); Dreydopple [Dreidoppel], David; Clark, William (1770-1838); Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von [Braunsberg, M. Baron] (1782-1867)
Places Germany; Missouri River, Rocky Mountains, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Keywords Superintendent of Indian Affairs, observation, geographical survey, Office of Indian Affairs, agent, science, travel, expedition
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Culture Area Great Plains
Additional Information On April 10, 1833, scientist-naturalist Prince Maximilian of Wied, accompanied by the artist, Karl Bodmer, and personal servant, David Dreidoppel, who was an experienced hunter and taxidermist, set out from St. Louis aboard the American Fur Company steamer Yellow Stone on a thirteen-month natural science expedition up the Missouri River.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 920
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue