Research papers, 1935, 1953-1958.


Research papers, 1935, 1953-1958.

Correspondence, 1953-1958, and sketch maps by J. Neilson Barry relating to his studies concerning the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition and that period of western exploration; and a 1935 letter from Barry to Joseph Schafer concerning the route of explorer John Colter to the West in 1807.

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Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) (corporateBody)

After elected president, Thomas Jefferson wanted a direct and practicable water communication across the continent and US sovereignty over the land occupied by the many different Indian tribes along the Missouri River. In 1803, Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery and named Army Captain Meriwether Lewis its leader. Lewis selected William Clark as second in command. The Corps of Discovery departed from Camp Dubois (Illinois) on May 14, 1804, and met up with Lewis in St. Charles, Missour...

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Barry, J. Neilson (John Neilson), 1870-1961 (person)

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