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Clark Family Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
Open to researchers.
[Identification of item], Clark Family Papers, 1780-1833, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
0.33 cubic ft.
Prominent Virginia and Kentucky family. Collection contains Clark Family correspondence, including William Clark letters, 1806-1816; land records of Clark land in Kentucky and Indiana; an early plat of Clarksville, Indiana; and George Washington Clark papers. One of the William Clark letters is his famous 23 September 1806 letter giving a partial account of the Lewis and Clark expedition. This letter was published in the Frankfort, Kentucky Palladium, 9 October 1806, was reprinted in other papers throughout the country, and announced to the nation the successful return of the expedition
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