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Extent: 2 volumes
Description: This collection contains two volumes, both of which have been published elsewhere. The first consists of a travel journal, likely kept by Meriwether Lewis, on his river trip from Pittsburgh west to winter camp August 30- December 12, 1803. The second volume contains a list of questions Nicholas Biddle had for William Clark. These queries include Clark's responses, taken by Biddle during his visit to Clark in Virginia in 1810. Clark had requested that Biddle, scholar, statesman, and financier, write a narrative of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which was published in 1814 as "History of the Expedition of Captains Lewis and Clark." This item is also catalogued under "Meriwether Lewis journal, August 30, 1803-December 12, 1803; 1810" (Mss.917.3.L58p), and the finding aid for that entry contains the additional information that the volumes include parts II and III of Nicholas Biddle, "Notes on Indians..."
Collection: Nicholas Biddle collection, 1803-1810 (Mss.917.3.L58b)