Nicholas Biddle correspondence, 1815-1893


Date: 1815-1893 | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)


This microfilm contains correspondence concerning the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806. The letters discuss financial matters of Biddle's publication and the Lewis and Clark manuscripts and the specimens collected on the expedition.

Background note

William Clark requested that Nicholas 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."

Collection Information


Presented by Julian P. Boyd and accessioned, 03/14/1974 (1974 360mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in Princeton University Library.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)


  • Microfilm Collection

Geographic Name(s)

  • West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration.

Personal Name(s)

  • Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-1980
  • Boyd, Julian P. (Julian Parks), 1903-1980
  • Chauncey, Charles, 1777-1849
  • Clark, William, 1770-1838
  • Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899
  • Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809


  • Exploration
  • United States - Discovery and exploration.