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Clark Family Papers,1780-1833

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Clark Family Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Clark Family Papers, 1780-1833, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


0.33 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

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


  • Clark, George Washington, 1798-1883-- Correspondence.
  • Clark, William, 1770-1838-- Correspondence.
  • United States-- Exploring expeditions.

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