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Manuscript Collection: Charles Joseph Latrobe

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Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: Charles Joseph Latrobe (1801-1875) was a naturalist and traveler. This is his diary of a trip in Indian country in 1832-1833 partly in the company of Washington Irving and Henry Ellsworth. This diary was later expanded into the volumes of Rambler in North America, published in 1836 by Seeley and Burnside in London and Harper Brothers, New York. Ellsworth was U.S. Commissioner sent out West by President Jackson to "study the territory" when he, quite by chance, met Irving and Latrobe. Ellsworth called Latrobe a "cheerful and busy man. He was somewhat of a geologist and botanist, a man fond of sports and one who enjoyed sketching the scenes of his travels."

Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
7 items
1832 - 1833
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The Gilcrease Foundation acquired these materials before 1964 and is housed in the Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR). The library currently receives most materials through community donation, board members, artists and the acquisition of manuscript collections.

Staff, interns, and volunteers of the Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive have contributed to the organization and maintenance of the files since the collection passed to the City of Tulsa in the 1950s.