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M-031: Henry W. Drinker Journal

DATE: 13 March 1812 - June 1812

CREATOR: Drinker, Henry W.

SCOPE: "Journal of a Passage from St. Louis to New Orleans" relates Drinker's trip by canoe on the Mississippi River. His writings about specific places and meetings with people as well as interspersed philosophical thoughts. The events detailed include the effects of the New Madrid earthquake, which occurred December 16, 1811. 

HOLDINGS: 1 handwritten copy of original journal, 88pp.

PROVENANCE: This copy of Henry W. Drinker's journal is a handwritten copy of the original for Rebecca W. Drinker from her nephew, F.B.D., 1878.

ACCESS:  The collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room.  Some of the material in Special Collection M-031 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

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Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.