LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION. CLARK, WILLIAM. 1770-1838. The Commonwealth. Pittsburgh: October 29, 1806. Vol 2, no 14 / whole no 75.
Lot 116
LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION.
CLARK, WILLIAM. 1770-1838.
The Commonwealth. Pittsburgh: October 29, 1806. Vol 2, no 14 / whole no 75.
US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£1,800 - 3,000
Lot Details
LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION.
CLARK, WILLIAM. 1770-1838. The Commonwealth. Pittsburgh: October 29, 1806. Vol 2, no 14 / whole no 75.
Bifolium (435 x 272 mm). Light browning and pale spots, some old creases.
Provenance: Jonathan Rowland (ownership inscription).

CLARK'S LETTER TO HIS BROTHER, PRINTED ON THE FRONT PAGE OF A FRONTIER NEWSPAPER. This letter is the first news of the successful return of the Corps of Discovery, dated September 23rd, 1806, from St. Louis and addressed to his brother in Louisville, KY. It was first published in Frankfurt, KY on October 9 and gradually worked its way eastward. The first official announcement did not appear in Washington until December 2, 1806.

Footnotes

  • "WE ARRIVED AT THIS PLACE AT 12 O'CLOCK TODAY, FROM THE PACIFIC OCEAN..."
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