Documents concerning the William Clark Papers, 1953-1956


Date: 1953-1956 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet, Ca. 124 p.


This collection includes correspondence of William E. Lingelbach, briefs, news accounts, etc., concerning the Clark documents that had belonged to General John Hammond and which were turned over to the Minnesota Historical Society in 1953, resulting in litigation concerning ownership.

Background note

William E. Lingelbach was the Librarian of the American Philosophical Society when the issue arose of the ownership of the William Clark papers discovered in an attic in Minnesota.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 124 p.


Received and accessioned, 1977.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Philosophical Society
  • Minnesota Historical Society.


  • Briefs.
  • Clippings.

Personal Name(s)

  • Clark, William, 1770-1838
  • Hammond, John Henry
  • Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809
  • Lingelbach , William E. (William Ezra), 1871-1962


  • Archives -- Law and legislation -- United States.
  • Manuscripts.