Jonathan Clark Papers,1783-1816

Descriptive Summary

Title
Jonathan Clark Papers,1783-1816
Creator
Clark, Jonathan, 1750-1811
Extent
0.33 cubic ft.
Subjects
Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818.
Clark, William, 1770-1838-- Correspondence.
Explorers-- United States-- Correspondence.
Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809.
Overland journeys to the Pacific-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Revolutionary War soldier, farmer of Spotsylvania County, Virginia and Jefferson County, Kentucky. Primarily letters written to Clark by his brother William Clark and friend and business associate Joseph Herndon. The letters from William Clark, 1792-1811, relate to Clark's activities, opinions, feelings, experiences, and news. Included are five letters dating from the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1803-1806, regarding events and personnel of that venture; letters written from St. Louis after his relocation there following the expedition; information on his slave York during and after the expedition; and his feelings concerning Meriwether Lewis, especially regarding his death. Herndon's letters relate personal, business, and general news, including mentions of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The William Clark letters are being edited for publication with an anticipated publication date of the summer of 1996. Forms part of: Bodley-Clark Papers