Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman papers, 1825-1847.
BANC MSS P-A 341
Collection Overview

Title:

Marcus and Narcissa Whitman papers, 1825-1847
Eleona Underwood Collection of the Oregon pioneer missionaries' papers

Creator/Contributor:

Whitman, Marcus, 1802-1847, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Whitman, Narcissa Prentiss, 1808-1847

Abstract:

Papers of the New York physician Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa (Prentiss) Whitman. Includes: card of admission for medical lectures, 1825; Marcus Whitman's fragmentary diary notes, May-July, 1835, on journey to Rocky Mountains with Samuel Parker; letters to his family on journey to Oregon, 1836 and 1843, and from Waiitlapu, 1844; Narcissa Whitman's letters to members of her own and her husband's family, 1836, and copy of her diary en route to the Columbia River; letter, Oct., 1846 (with addition, May 3, 1847) to Mrs. Gilbert, mother of Newton Gilbert.

Date:

1825 (issued)

Subject:

Whitman, Marcus -- 1802-1847 -- Archives
Whitman, Narcissa Prentiss -- 1808-1847 -- Archives
Parker, Samuel -- 1779-1866
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Missions -- Oregon
Washington (State) -- History -- Sources

Note:

For a complete description, see Dale L. Morgan and George P. Hammond, eds., A Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the Bancroft Library, v. 1, p. 44.
Marcus and Narcissa Whitman papers, 1825-1847, BANC MSS P-A 341, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Physician Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa (Prentiss) Whitman undertook a mission to Oregon for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. In 1836 they established a pioneer station at Waiilatpu in present-day Washington state, and after a journey by the doctor to and from the United States in 1842-1843, were killed by disaffected Cayuse Indians late in 1847.
In English.

Type:

Diaries.
Overland journals-1835.

Physical Description:

print
1 box (0.2 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS P-A 341

Origin:

California

Related Item:

For a complete description, see Dale L. Morgan and George P. Hammond, eds., A Guide to the Manuscript Collections of the Bancroft Library, v. 1, p. 44.