Lewis and Clark Expedition Journal, Voorhis 4
Missouri Historical Society
- Document Type
- Exploration, Expeditions & Travel
- Natural World
Voorhis Journal No. 4 is unlike the other expedition journals that Clark kept. It presents less narrative of the journey. For this reason, portions of it appear throughout several volumes of Gary Moulton's The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It contains assorted notes on flora and fauna and tables that relate to weather and to distance calculations including latitude and longitude readings. It also holds the “Estimate of Western Indians,” Nicholas Biddle’s queries for the explorers to answer in regards to the native people they contacted, and the notes that Clark collected for Biddle. The journal also includes four detailed colour maps: 1. Great Falls of the Columbia River [October 22-23, 1805] 2. Long and Short Narrows of the Columbia River [October 22-28, 1805] 3. Great Rapids of the Columbia [October 30–November 2, 1805] 4. Confluence of the Columbia and Snake [circa October 18, 1805]
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