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The Resource Dear brother : letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark, edited and with an introduction by James J. Holmberg ; foreword by James P. Ronda

Dear brother : letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark, edited and with an introduction by James J. Holmberg ; foreword by James P. Ronda

Label
Dear brother : letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark
Title
Dear brother
Title remainder
letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by James J. Holmberg ; foreword by James P. Ronda
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the course of his career, American explorer William Clark (1770-1838) wrote at least forty-five letters to his older brother Jonathan, including six that were written during the epic Lewis and Clark Expedition. This book publishes many of these letters for the first time, revealing important details about the expedition, the mysterious death of Meriwether Lewis, the status of Clark's slave York (the first African American known to have crossed the continent from coast to coast), and other matters of historical significance. There are letters concerning the establishment of the Corps of Discovery's first winter camp in December 1803, preparations for setting out into the country west of Fort Mandan in 1805, and Clark's 1807 fossil dig at Big Bone Lick, Kentucky. There are also letters about Lewis's disturbed final days that shed light on whether he committed suicide or was murdered. Still other letters chronicle the fate of York after the expedition; we learn the details of Clark and York's falling out and subsequent alienation. Together the letters and the introductions and annotations by James J. Holmberg provide valuable insights into the lives of Lewis and Clark and the world of Jeffersonian America
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1770-1838
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, William
Dewey number
917.804/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F592.7
LC item number
.C56 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1750-1811
  • 1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Clark, Jonathan
  • Holmberg, James J.
  • Filson Historical Society
Series statement
Yale Western Americana series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clark, William
  • Lewis, Meriwether
  • York
  • Clark, William
  • Lewis, Meriwether
  • York
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Explorers
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • Travel
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • United States, West
Label
Dear brother : letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark, edited and with an introduction by James J. Holmberg ; foreword by James P. Ronda
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy022/2001055902.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the Filson Historical Society."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The Sport of Fortune": prologue to Exploration, 1792-1802 -- "What We Are About": the Expedition Years, 1803-1807 -- "I Wish You to See & Know All": life in St. Louis, 1808-1809 -- "What Will Be the Consequence?": a Good Friend Lost, 1809-1810 -- "We Are Striving to Get Along as well as We Can": Territorial Leader and Entrepreneur, 1810-1811 -- Appendix "You Shall Hear from Me Often": Letters to Fanny Clark O'Fallon, Edmund Clark, and John H. Clark, 1795-1811
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 322 pages
Isbn
9780300090109
Lccn
2001055902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 3462328
  • (OCoLC)48494073
  • (OCoLC)ocm48494073
  • 645148
  • 3462328
Label
Dear brother : letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark, edited and with an introduction by James J. Holmberg ; foreword by James P. Ronda
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy022/2001055902.html
Publication
Note
"Published in association with the Filson Historical Society."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The Sport of Fortune": prologue to Exploration, 1792-1802 -- "What We Are About": the Expedition Years, 1803-1807 -- "I Wish You to See & Know All": life in St. Louis, 1808-1809 -- "What Will Be the Consequence?": a Good Friend Lost, 1809-1810 -- "We Are Striving to Get Along as well as We Can": Territorial Leader and Entrepreneur, 1810-1811 -- Appendix "You Shall Hear from Me Often": Letters to Fanny Clark O'Fallon, Edmund Clark, and John H. Clark, 1795-1811
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 322 pages
Isbn
9780300090109
Lccn
2001055902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 3462328
  • (OCoLC)48494073
  • (OCoLC)ocm48494073
  • 645148
  • 3462328

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