Clark Family Papers, 1780-1833

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Clark Family 

Title:  Papers, 1780-1833 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  0.33 cubic feet 

Location Number:  Mss. A C592c 

Scope and Content Note 

Collection contains Clark family correspondence, including William Clark letters, 1806-1816. One of the letters is his famous 1806 Sept. 23 letter giving a partial account of the Lewis and Clark expedition. 

Land papers of Clark land in Ky. and Ind.; an early plat of Clarksville, Ind. 

George Washington Clark papers. 

Biographical Note 

The Clark family was a prominent family of Virginia and Kentucky. This family included the famous Revolutionary War hero of the West, George Rogers Clark. William Clark, the brother of 

George Rogers, was appointed by President Jefferson to co-lead an expedition to explore the continent with Meriwether Lewis. 

Folder List 

Box 1 

1 Clark family correspondence, 1775-1836.Deed, 1790 May 5.

2 Kentucky and Ind. land papers, 1788-1822.

3 Clarksville, Ind. deeds, 1846-1855.


Box 2 

4 Letter to Louise Whitaker enclosing a land grant to George Rogers Clark, 1795Sept. 15.

5 Will, 1950 Apr. 15.Social security card and certificate of social insurance award, 1947 Aug. 5.Confederate States of America bill, 1862 Sept. 12. 

6 Letter, 1798 Feb. 9.

7 George Washington Clark papers, 1819-1835.

8 George Washington and William Clark papers, 1817 and n.d.

9 John Clark-John Chiles correspondence, 1792 Apr. 10.

10 John Clark land papers for Caroline County, Va.Deed, 1789 Sept. 26.

11 John Clark’s Va. land papers.

12 John Clark’s accounts, 1780-1792.

12a John Clark deed for Spotsylvania County, Va. land, 1765 Aug. 19.

13 Bond of John Clark, Jr., 1777 Aug. 6.

14 John Clark accounts, 1805-1809.

15 Letter from R. T. Durrett to Dr. John Clark about the Clark home, MulberryHome, 1884 Feb. 12.

16 Biographical notes on Marston S. Clark of Salem Ind.

17 William Clark accounts, 1802-1808.

18 William Clark tax receipts, 1801-1803, 1810-1811.

19 William Clark Ky. land papers, 1833 and n.d.

20 OwenGwathmey-WilliamGwathmey correspondence, 1823-1826. 

21 Genealogies of the Rogers andGwathmeyfamilies of Ky. and Va. 

22 Mrs. Meriwether Lewis Clark: Statement bequeathing oil paintings, 1888 June 6.Obituary of John Henry Churchill Clark.