Manuscript Collection: Charles Joseph Latrobe

Institution: Thomas Gilcrease Library and Archive
Language of Material: English
Description: 1 item
Period covered: 1832 - 1833
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."

Background: 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. 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.

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Arrangement Title Description Date
Memoranda number one "A" of Charles Joseph Latrobe's nine page diary describing his trip into Indian Territory

Charles Joseph Latrobe was born in England and toured various cities in America, coming down the Mississippi River with Washington Irving in 1832 and 1833. Latrobe was widely educated and traveled and held high offices in Australia. These writings were later expanded into the two-volume set "The Rambler in North America" in 1835.
This diary notebook is part of a set of nine describing Charles Joseph Latrobe's daily activities during an excursion to Indian Territory in 1832-1833. These writings were later expanded into the two-volume set "Rambler in North America", published in 1835.
Folder 1

March 7 - May 22, 1832
Memoranda number one of Charles Joseph Latrobe's twelve page diary describing his trip into Indian Territory

Charles Joseph Latrobe was born in England and toured various cities in America, coming down the Mississippi River with Washington Irving in 1832 and 1833. Latrobe was widely educated and traveled and held high offices in Australia. This diary notebook is part of a set of nine describing Charles Joseph Latrobe's daily activities during an excursion to Indian Territory in 1832-1833. These writings were later expanded into the two-volume set "Rambler in North America", published in 1835. Folder 1

May 22 - July 9, 1832
Memoranda number two of Charles Joseph Latrobe's ten page diary describing his trip into Indian Territory

Charles Joseph Latrobe was born in England and toured various cities in America, coming down the Mississippi River with Washington Irving in 1832 and 1833. Latrobe was widely educated and traveled and held high offices in Australia. This diary notebook is part of a set of nine describing Charles Joseph Latrobe's daily activities during an excursion to Indian Territory in 1832-1833. These writings were later expanded into the two-volume set "Rambler in North America", published in 1835. Folder 1

July 11 - August 23, 1832
Memoranda number three of Charles Joseph Latrobe's fifty-three page diary describing his trip into Indian Territory

The page for September 18th carries a charming, hand drawing of their steamboat with American flag flying. Charles Joseph Latrobe was born in England and toured various cities in America, coming down the Mississippi River with Washington Irving in 1832 and 1833. Latrobe was widely educated and traveled and held high offices in Australia. This diary notebook is part of a set of nine describing Charles Joseph Latrobe's daily activities during an excursion to Indian Territory in 1832-1833. These writings were later expanded into the two-volume set "Rambler in North America", published in 1835. Folder 1

August 24 - December 1, 1832
Memoranda number four of Charles Joseph Latrobe's thirty-six page diary describing his trip into Indian Territory

Charles Joseph Latrobe was born in England and toured various cities in America, coming down the Mississippi River with Washington Irving in 1832 and 1833. Latrobe was widely educated and traveled and held high offices in Australia. This diary notebook is part of a set of nine describing Charles Joseph Latrobe's daily activities during an excursion to Indian Territory in 1832-1833. These writings were later expanded into the two-volume set "Rambler in North America", published in 1835. Folder 1

December 1, 1832 - March 14, 1833
Memoranda number five of Charles Joseph Latrobe's sixty-one page diary describing his trip into Indian Territory

Charles Joseph Latrobe was born in England and toured various cities in America, coming down the Mississippi River with Washington Irving in 1832 and 1833. Latrobe was widely educated and traveled and held high offices in Australia. This diary notebook is part of a set of nine describing Charles Joseph Latrobe's daily activities during an excursion to Indian Territory in 1832-1833. These writings were later expanded into the two-volume set "Rambler in North America", published in 1835. Folder 1

March 15 - July 11, 1833
Memoranda number six of Charles Joseph Latrobe's forty page diary describing his trip into Indian Territory

Charles Joseph Latrobe was born in England and toured various cities in America, coming down the Mississippi River with Washington Irving in 1832 and 1833. Latrobe was widely educated and traveled and held high offices in Australia. This diary notebook is part of a set of nine describing Charles Joseph Latrobe's daily activities during an excursion to Indian Territory in 1832-1833. These writings were later expanded into the two-volume set "Rambler in North America", published in 1835. Folder 1

July 12 - September 19, 1833