Guide to the Pierre Jean De Smet Papers 1764-1970 (bulk 1821-1873)
Cage 537

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Smet, Pierre Jean De
Title
Pierre Jean De Smet Papers
ID
Cage 537
Date [inclusive]
1764-1970
Date [bulk]
1821-1873
Extent
7.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Chiefly correspondence, in French, from Pierre Jean de Smet to his brother Francois and Jesuit superiors, describing missionary experiences and travels in the West. Other correspondence between De Smet and his relatives and acquaintances relates to De Smet's welfare, finances, and contemporary events. Includes graphic art by Father Nicolas Point, who accompanied De Smet on one of his many journeys from St. Louis to the Northwest. Also includes legal documents of the De Smet's in Belgium, maps drawn by De Smet, and the notes of Eugene Laveille for his book about De Smet.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 537, Pierre Jean De Smet Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Pierre Jean De Smet was born January 30, 1801 in Termonde, France (now Dendermonde, Belgium). His parents were Josse De Smet, a wealthy ship outfitter, and his second wife, Jeanne Marie Buydens. Pierre went to college at Alost in 1818 and on to Preparatory Seminary at Mechelen, Belgium in 1820. He was enlisted as a novice in 1821 and sent to White Marsh, Maryland, United States. In 1823 De Smet took his vows for the priesthood at Florissant, Missouri. Pierre ran a school for Native American children from 1824-1830. He was then assigned to be Procorator, Prefect of Studies, and Professor of English at the newly constructed Jesuit college in St. Louis. De Smet went to Europe in 1831 to improve his health and solicit funds for the college. Due to his illness, he withdrew from the Society of Jesus in 1835 and managed the Ghent orphanage until 1837 when he reentered the Society. In 1838 De Smet was sent to Council Bluffs, Iowa, to work at the Potowatomi Mission. Then in 1840, he responded to the Flatheads' desire for a "Black Robe" and was with them until 1841 as they traveled through Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. From 1841-1846, De Smet was Superior of the Oregon Missions. During his appointment, De Smet visited and established Catholic missions among the Native American tribes of what is today the northwestern corner of the United States, and British Columbia. In 1849 De Smet was appointed Assistant Vice Provincial and Procurator of Missouri. During this appointment, De Smet assisted in securing a treaty between the United States and the Sioux tribe as well as making several trips to Europe. On May 23, 1873, De Smet died in St. Louis, Missouri.

Nicolas Point was born in Rocroy, France in 1799. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1819. Point took his first vows in 1827 and was ordained a priest in 1831. In 1840 Point was summoned to accompany Father De Smet to the Rocky Mountain region to be official diarist for the mission. In this capacity, Point kept extensive notes of their travels and graphically recorded what they saw. After these travels, Point worked among the Native American tribes of the northwestern United States and Canada establishing mission sites. In the 1860s, Point wrote Souvenirs des Montagnes Rocheuses. He died in Quebec, Canada in 1868.

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Scope and Contents note

The correspondence makes up the bulk of the collection. It is arranged alphabetically by the writer and chronologically under the writer's name within the Register. Many of the letters were written by De Smet with the intent that they be published in monographs or journals. They contain detailed descriptions of De Smet's observations of the life, customs, and beliefs of native people, white society, and the natural enviroment.

The correspondence makes up the bulk of the collection. Many of the letters were written by De Smet with the intent that they be published in monographs or journals. They contain detailed descriptions of De Smet's observations of the life, customs, and beliefs of native people, white society, and the natural enviroment.

Among Father De Smet's outgoing correspondence is part of the journal of J. Nobili addressed to Father, a letter by Nicolas Point written to De Smet, and an extract from Point's journal. These are part of a series De Smet used for publication. These have been left in the arrangement in which De Smet placed them and are not in chronological order.

Pierre Jean De Smet's undated correspondence includes a postscript of a letter to Charles De Smet, two fragments of letters, a letter to Francois De Smet, translations of the Our Father into tribal languages, a Blackfoot glossary, and a list of Rocky Mountain plants.

De Smet's letterbook consists of essay letters to Francois De Smet, published pages of his letters, fifty-seven pencil sketches by Nicolas Point, and twenty-three engravings made after Point's sketches for publication in collections of De Smet's correspondence. Much of this material was recorded during the trip to the Oregon Territory in 1841 and 1842 and published in Oregon Missions and Voyages... (See the drawings series for more of Point's art work.)

De Smet's correspondence filed under Voyages aux Montagnes Rocheuses... is a manuscript, copied in 1873, of a collection of letters originally written in 1841-42 with the intent that it be published. Francois De Smet's incoming correspondence includes letters from Melchoir Kramp, Charles van Kerckhove, Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde, Daniel Swagemakers, and John Anthony Elet. His outgoing correspondents include Melchoir Kramp, Paul De Smet, and "Monsieur le Bourgmestre". His letterbook consists mainly of letters to Pierre Jean De Smet, but includes incoming correspondence from his cousin J. B. Duerinck, Joseph Proost, John Anthony Elet, Charles van Kerckhove, "De Bruin", and Pierre Jean De Smet. Loose material from the letterbook is numbered sequentially; these numbers usually reflect chronological order. All of Francois De Smet's correspondence concerns Pierre Jean De Smet's welfare and financial situation. His letterbook contains an account of receipts and disbursements of Pierre Jean's annuity from 1838 to 1873, mention of personal affairs, and comments on current events in Europe, especially those of 1848.

Miscellaneous correspondents in the series include Amandus Makelburg, Mrs. W. P. Hunt, H. Boulpaep, Ferdinand Coosemans, and Francis Deynoodt. Some of their letters pertain to Pierre Jean De Smet's death. The art work by Nicolas Point, spanning the years from 1841 to 1846, deals with things observed during his travels with De Smet. Included within this series are pencil drawings of people, places, plants and animals, as well as ink washes of various secular and religious structures in the west. The engravings are based on Point's drawings and were apparently used as illustrations in several of De Smet's publications. Photocopies of these drawings and engravings are available for inspection. Additional Point sketches are in Pierre De Smet's letterbook, in the correspondence series. All the drawings are related to each other and are separated due to physical limitations.

The legal documents concern the division of the estates of Josse De Smet and his wife Jeanne-Marie Buydens, Pierre Jean De Smet's parents, and of Martin Buydens and his wife Marie-Elizabeth Coutriend, De Smet's maternal grandparents. When groups of related documents are filed together, they are filed by the date of the original document. When two documents appear on the same sheet, they are filed by the earliest date. When several dates appear on a document, e.g. a will, the document is filed by the latest date. The Pierre Jean De Smet subseries contains his death certificate.

The maps include two manuscript maps by Pierre Jean De Smet showing mission sites and surrounding landmarks in the northwestern United States; nine published maps of cities in Flanders, artist unknown; map in seven sections by Captain J.C. Fremont; and two large photocopied maps drawn by others using the maps and notes of Pierre Jean De Smet. (Ask at Reference Desk for assistance in viewing the larger maps.)

The miscellanea series contains marriage announcements of Francois de Smet d'Olbecke and Micheline Dallemagne, a fragment of a poem, and floor plans of the U.S.M. steamer Fulton. Also included are the journal of Father Francis Xavier De Coen, a native of Flanders and nephew of Father Charles Nerinckx, notes of Eugene Laveille for his book on Father De Smet, a brief piece in support of colonization, two newspaper clippings, and the anonymous "La colonisation au point de vue Belge".

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Arrangement note

The Pierre Jean De Smet papers, chiefly in French, have been arranged in five series: correspondence, legal documents, maps, miscellanea, and art work. Dates throughout the collection are notated with a six digit number indicating year, month, and day (e.g. 18530107 means 7 January 1853). The correspondence makes up the bulk of the collection. It is arranged alphabetically by the writer and chronologically under the writer's name within the Register.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1987

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The papers of Pierre Jean De Smet (1801-1873) of Dendermonde (Termonde), Belgium, and other De Smet family papers, were obtained on loan by Father William Lyle Davis, S.J., a professor of history at Gonzaga University, from Paul de Smet d'Olbecke, a great grandnephew of Father De Smet, residing in Chile. Subsequently, Washington State University purchased the collection, in 1967. See The Record, 1968, 1969, 1971. The collection has a span of over two hundred years because of the inclusion of the wedding invitation of one of Pierre's relatives, Francois de Smet d'Olbecke, in 1970; as well as newspaper articles about Pierre Jean De Smet and his work written in the 1930s.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For supporting documentation see the Adelle Knox Papers, Cage 532, an extensive collection of the products of research notes on De Smet and the De Smet Papers by a former staff member of Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections. Other Pierre Jean De Smet and/or Nicolas Point materials are located in: The Jesuit Missouri Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; Archives de la Societe de Jesus in Ste. Jerome, Montreal, Canada; Belgian Jesuit Archives in Brussels, France; Jesuit Headquarters at the Vatican; and Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Historical Map Collection. waps
  • Potawatomi Indians--Missions
  • Salish Indians--Missions
  • Sihasapa Indians--Missions
  • Siksika Indians--Missions

Personal Name(s)

  • Laveille, E.
  • Point, Nicolas, 1799-1868
  • Smet, Pierre-Jean de, 1801-1873 --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Idaho
  • Indians of North America--Missions--West (U.S.)
  • Indians of North America--West (U.S.)--Government relations
  • Indians, Treatment of--North America
  • International Relations
  • Jesuits -- Missions--Great Plains
  • Jesuits -- Missions--Northwest, Pacific
  • Jesuits -- Missions--Rocky Mountains Regions
  • Jesuits -- Missions--West (U.S.)
  • Jesuits -- United States--History--19th century
  • Maps
  • Missionaries
  • Montana
  • Native Americans
  • Overland Journeys to the Northwestern United States
  • Washington (State)

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General note

Pierre Jean De Smet

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence 

Francois De Smet 

Incoming 

Box-folder

 1834-1873 

1 / 1

Outgoing 

Box-folder

 1849-1873 

1 / 2

 1838-1873 

1 / 3

Letterbook 

1 / 3

 1838-1860 

1 / 4

Letterbook, Loose pages 

1 / 4

Paul De Smet 

Incoming and Outgoing 

Box-folder

 1871-1905 

1 / 5

Pierre De Smet 

Incoming 

Box-folder

 1853-1863 

1 / 6

Letter of 18530404 from Thomas H. Benton 

1 / 6

Outgoing 

Box-folder

White Marsh, Maryland. Josse De Smet. 18221227 

1 / 7

St. Ferdinand, Missouri. Josse De Smet. 18230826 

1 / 7

St. Ferdinand, Missouri. Josse De Smet. 18231208 

1 / 7

St. Ferdinand, Missouri. Josse De Smet. 18240820 

1 / 7

St. Ferdinand, Missouri. Family. 18260502 

1 / 8

St. Ferdinand, Missouri. Family. 18270507 

1 / 8

St. Ferdinand, Missouri. Rosalie De Smet. 18280210 

1 / 8

St. Ferdinand, Missouri. Brothers and Sisters. 18280621 

1 / 8

Louvain, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18340227 

1 / 8

Lie`ge, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18340309 

1 / 9

Namur, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18340314 

1 / 9

Nivelles, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18340324 

1 / 9

Brussels, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18340331 

1 / 9

Malines, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18340514 

1 / 9

Amiens, France. Francois De Smet. 18340522 

1 / 10

Antwerp, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18341030 

1 / 10

London, England. Francois De Smet. 18341114 

1 / 10

London, England. Francois De Smet. 18341117 

1 / 10

Termonde, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18350507 

1 / 10

Termonde, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18370815 

1 / 11

St. Stanislas. Francois De Smet. 18371026 

1 / 11

Plattsburgh, Missouri. Francois De Smet. 18391109 

1 / 11

Plattsburgh, Missouri. Pierre Verhaegen or Charles Elet. 18391109 

1 / 11

St. Ignatius River. Charles De Smet. 18410910 

1 / 11

Fort Colville. Francois De Smet. 18420525 

1 / 12

St. Louis, Missouri. Francois De Smet. 18421121 

1 / 12

Brussels, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18430730 

1 / 12

Terneuzen, Belgium. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18431219 

1 / 12

Aboard the Infatigable. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18431225 

1 / 12

Aboard the Infatigable. Charles De Smet. 18440101 

1 / 12

Valparaiso, Chile. Charles De Smet. 18440501 

1 / 13

St. Ignatius. Charles and Francois De Smet. 18450301 

1 / 13

St. Francis Xavier of Williamette. Father. 18450620 

1 / 14

St. Ignatius, Kalispels Bay. Monseigneur. 18450807 

1 / 14

St. Ignatius Kalispels Bay. Monseigneur. 18450807 

1 / 14

Station of the Assumption. Monseigneur. 18450817 

1 / 14

Station of the Assumption. Monseigneur. 18450817 

1 / 15

Sources of the Columbia. Monseigneur. 18450909 

1 / 15

Upper ford of the Flatbow River. Monseigneur. 18450903 

1 / 16

At the foot of the cross of peace. Monseigneur. 18450915 

1 / 16

Camp Assiniboine. Monseigneur. 18450926 

1 / 16

Fort of the Mountains. Monseigneur. 18451005 

1 / 16

Fort of the Mountains. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18451028 

1 / 17

Fort of the Mountains. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18451028 

1 / 17

Fort of the Mountains. Monseigneur. 18451030 

1 / 18

Fort Augustus on the Saskatchewan. Monseigneur. 18451231 

1 / 18

Fort Jasper. Monseigneur. 18460416 

1 / 19

At the foot of the Great Glacier, one of the sources of the Athabasca River. Monseigneur. 18460506 

1 / 19

From the foot of the Great Glacier in the High Athabasca. Monseigneur. 18460506 

1 / 19

Mountain camp on the Columbia. Father Van De Velde. 18460510 

1 / 20

St. Paul near Fort Colville. Father Van De Velde. 18460529 

1 / 20

Fort Colville. J. Nobili to Father. 18460601 

1 / 20

Fort Walla Walla. Father. 18460716 

1 / 21

St. Ignatius. Madame Parmentier. 18460725 

1 / 22

St. Ignatius, Kalispels Bay. Father. 18460726 

1 / 22

Village du Sacre Coeur de Jesus. From Nicholaus Point to Pierre Jean De Smet. 181845 

1 / 23

St. Mary's Valley. Father. 18460808 

1 / 24

St. Mary's Valley. Father. 18460808 

1 / 24

Flathead camp on the Yellowstone River. Father. 18460906 

1 / 25

Fort Lewis or Maragnon. Father. 18460926 

1 / 26

Fort Lewis. Father. 18460927 

1 / 27

University of St. Louis. Father. 18470101 

1 / 28

University of St. Louis. Father. 18470110 

1 / 29

University of St. Louis. Father. *18470110 

1 / 29

Philadelphia. Father. 18470406 

1 / 30

Among the Flatheads. Extract from Nicholaus Point's journal. 181843 

1 / 31

London, England. Brothers. 18470522 

1 / 31

New York. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18480602 

1 / 31

University of St. Louis. Charles and Francois De Smet. 18481219 

1 / 32

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18500404 

1 / 32

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18500416 

1 / 32

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18510417 

1 / 32

University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18510427 

1 / 32

?. ?. 18510711 

1 / 33

?. ?. 18510726 

1 / 33

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18520407 

1 / 33

St. Louis, Missouri. Charles De Smet. 18520503 

1 / 33

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18520503 

1 / 33

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18520818 

1 / 33

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18520818 

1 / 33

St. Louis, Missouri. Charles De Smet. 18520915 

1 / 33

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18521114 

1 / 34

St. Xavier College, Cincinnati, Ohio. Francois De Smet. 18521230 

1 / 34

St. Louis, Missouri. Paul De Smet. 18530311 

1 / 34

University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet. 18530311 

1 / 34

Paris, France. Charles De Smet. 18530601 

1 / 34

Paris, France. Charles De Smet. 18530604 

1 / 34

Aboard the Humboldt. Brothers. 18531122 

1 / 34

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18541024 

1 / 35

University of St. Louis. Charles and Laure Blondel. 18541213 

1 / 35

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18541213 

1 / 35

?. Charles De Smet. 18540802 

1 / 35

Cincinnati. College. Francois De Smet. 18540802 

1 / 35

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18540908 

1 / 35

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18541223 

1 / 36

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18550822 

1 / 36

University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18550822 

1 / 36

Cincinnati, Ohio. Francois De Smet. 18560911 

1 / 36

Paris, France. Francois De Smet. 18561006 

1 / 36

?. Charles and Francois De Smet. 18570216 

1 / 36

Southhampton, England. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18570422 

1 / 36

New York. Paul De Smet. 18570516 

1 / 37

University of St. Louis. Laure De Smet. 18570705 

1 / 37

St. Louis, Missouri. Paul De Smet. 18571018 

1 / 37

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18571212 

1 / 37

University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18571218 

1 / 37

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18580420 

1 / 38

University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18580420 

1 / 38

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18580819 

1 / 38

University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18580819 

1 / 38

St. Louis, Missouri. Paul De Smet. 18591014 

1 / 38

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18591014 

1 / 38

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18591021 

1 / 39

St. Louis, Missouri. Paul De Smet. 18600115 

1 / 39

University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18600222 

1 / 39

Ghent, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18610218 

1 / 39

Havre, France. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18610401 

1 / 39

Havre, France. Francois De Smet. 18610401 

1 / 39

University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet. 18621026 

1 / 39

St. Louis, Missouri. Francois De Smet. 18621105 

1 / 40

University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18621105 

1 / 40

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18630109 

1 / 40

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18630112 

1 / 40

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18630114 

1 / 40

University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18630313 

1 / 40

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18630424 

1 / 41

St. Louis. University. Francois, Charles, and Paul De Smet. 18631224 

1 / 41

University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet. 18640207 

1 / 41

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18640214 

1 / 41

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18640310 

1 / 41

University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18640310 

1 / 41

St. Stanislas. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18640412 

1 / 42

Sioux City, aboard the Yellowstone. Paul De Smet. 18640503 

1 / 42

London, England. Francois De Smet. 18641102 

1 / 42

Rome, Italy. Charles De Smet. 186411?? 

1 / 42

College. Charles and Alice De Smet. 18650223 

1 / 42

Ghent, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18650307 

1 / 42

Brussels, Belgium. Charles De Smet. 18650327 

1 / 42

Bruges, Belgium. Charles De Smet. 18650420 

1 / 43

Liverpool, England. Charles and Alice De Smet. 18650607 

1 / 43

Liverpool, England. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18650607 

1 / 43

University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18650717 

1 / 43

University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18650803 

1 / 43

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18651003 

1 / 43

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18651023 

1 / 43

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18660202 

1 / 44

University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18660209 

1 / 44

University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet. 18660812 

1 / 44

University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18660812 

1 / 44

University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18661029 

1 / 44

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18661228 

1 / 45

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18661228 

1 / 45

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18670112 

1 / 45

Sioux City, Iowa. Charles De Smet. 18670427 

1 / 45

University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18670831 

1 / 45

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18671008 

1 / 46

University of St. Louis. Madame Veuve Van Den Eycke. 18671127 

1 / 46

St. Louis, Missouri. Paul De Smet. 18680330 

1 / 46

University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18680810 

1 / 46

University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18680901 

1 / 46

St. Louis University. Paul De Smet. 18680902 

1 / 47

St. Louis University. Paul De Smet. 18681011 

1 / 47

St. Louis, Missouri. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18681116 

1 / 47

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18681117 

1 / 47

Liverpool, England. Paul De Smet. 18681211 

1 / 47

Ghent, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18690503 

1 / 47

Queenstown, Ireland. Charles and Alice De Smet. 18690615 

1 / 48

University of St. Louis. Paul and Augusta De Smet. 18690728 

1 / 48

University of St. Louis. Paul and Augusta De Smet. 18691007 

1 / 48

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18691110 

1 / 48

University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18691110 

1 / 48

University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18691124 

1 / 49

University of St. Louis. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18700101 

1 / 49

University of St. Louis. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18700208 

1 / 49

University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18700501 

1 / 49

University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18700524 

1 / 49

University of St. Louis. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18700829 

1 / 50

University of St. Louis. Paul and Augusta De Smet. 18701022 

1 / 50

University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18701121 

1 / 50

University of St. Louis. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18701229 

1 / 50

University of St. Louis. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18710218 

1 / 50

University of St. Louis. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18710430 

1 / 51

University of St. Louis. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18710622 

1 / 51

London, England. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18710715 

1 / 51

Dendermonde(Termonde), Belgium. Paul De Smet. 18710818 

1 / 51

Bruges, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18710826 

1 / 51

Brussels, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18711103 

1 / 51

Liverpool, England. Paul De Smet. 18711225 

1 / 52

Brussels, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18720209 

1 / 52

Ghent, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18720223 

1 / 52

Queenstown, Ireland. Francois, Charles, Paul, Augusta, Alice De Smet. 18720412 

1 / 52

University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18720516 

1 / 52

St. Louis, Missouri. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18720529 

1 / 52

University of St. Louis. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18720630 

1 / 53

University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18720825 

1 / 53

University of St. Louis. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18720928 

1 / 53

University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18721016 

1 / 53

St. Louis, Missouri. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18721102 

1 / 53

Footnote. ?. undated 

1 / 54

Fragment. ?. undated 

1 / 54

Postscript. Charles De Smet. undated 

1 / 54

St. Louis, Missouri. Charles and Alice De Smet. 18721122 

1 / 54

University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18721216 

1 / 54

University of St. Louis. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18721217 

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University of St. Louis. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18730115 

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University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18730214 

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St. Louis, Missouri. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18730504 

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Voyages aux Montagues Rocheuses... (1873 edition) 1841-1842 

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J.H. De Staercke 1859-1870 

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Anna Lucas Hunt 1855 

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Charles Hunt 1863 

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Eugne Laveille undated 

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William Throckmorton 1860-1861 

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Miscellaneous 1851-1894 undated 

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Unidentified 1850 undated 

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Francois De Smet. Incoming 1840-1852 

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Pierre Jean De Smet 

Outgoing 

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White Marsh, Maryland. Family. 18211018 

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Baltimore, Maryland. Josse De Smet. 18230412 

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St. Ferdinand, Missour. Josse De Smet. *18240429 

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Florissant, Missouri. Rosalie De Smet. 18300205 

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College of St. Louis,Mis. souri Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18320509 

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Ghent, Belgium. Charles De Smet. 18340106 

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Antwerp, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18340714 

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Antwerp, Belgium. Francois De Smet. 18341013 

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Terneusen, Belgium. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18341103 

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Deal, England. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18341109 

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Havre, France. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18370925 

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New York. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18371025 

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St. Stanislas. Rosalie and Charles Van Mossevelde. 18380206 

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St. Louis, Missouri. Francois De Smet. 18380503 

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Potawatomie Nation at Council Bluffs. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18390530 

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Potawatomie Nation at Council Bluffs. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. *18380911 

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Fort Leavenworth, Missouri. Francois De Smet. 18390811 

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Potawatomie Nation at Council Bluffs. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18391029 

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?. Francois De Smet. 18400123 

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St. Louis, Missouri. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18400316 

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Westport, Missouri. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18400424 

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Potawatomie Nation at Council Bluffs. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. *18390730 

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University of St. Louis. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18410125 

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On board a steamboat on the Mississippi. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18410225 

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On board the steamboat Oceana. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18410427 

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Soldier's River. Francois De Smet. 18410516 

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College of St. Francois Xavier. To Francois De Smet from J.B. Duerinck (Addendum to 410516 letter). 18410619 

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Fort Vancouver. Francois De Smet. 18420724 

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New York. Francois De Smet. 18430224 

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New York. Francois De Smet. 18430226 

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St. Louis, Missouri. Francois De Smet. 18430428 

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London, England. Francois De Smet. 18430709 

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Antwerp, Belgium. Charles De Smet. 18431210 

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Terneuzen, Belgium. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18431215 

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Aboard the Infatigable. Charles De Smet. 18431220 

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Rammekens. Francois De Smet. 18431227 

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Rammekens. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18440109 

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Rammekens. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18440109 

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Valparaiso, Chile. Francois De Smet. 18440501 

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St. Paul du Willamette. Charles and Francois De Smet. 18441009 

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St. Francis Xavier of Willamette. Monseigneur. 18450620 

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Upper ford of the Flatbow River. Monseigneur. 18450903 

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At the foot of the cross of peace. Monseigneur. 18450915 

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New York. Brothers. 18470410 

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From the foot of the Great Glacier in the High Athabasca. Francois De Smet. 18460506 

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St. Louis University. Charles De Smet. 181849 

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Liverpool, England. Brothers. 18470517 

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New York. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18480505 

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St. Louis, Missouri. Charles De Smet. 18480730 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18490218 

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University of St. Louis. Charles and Francois De Smet. 18490704 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18491102 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18491202 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18500701 

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St. Louis University. Francois de Smet. 18510215 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18510310 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18510311 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18510411 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18510411 

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University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18510422 

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University of St. Louis. Charles and Paul De Smet. 18510429 

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University of St. Louis. Francois and Jeannette De Smet. 18510429 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18510606 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18511126 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18520202 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18520303 

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University of St. Louis. Madame Keersmaecker-Elet. 18520515 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18520621 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18520818 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18521018 

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Cincinnati, Ohio. Charles De Smet. 18530101 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18530228 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18530312 

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St. Louis, Missouri. Charles De Smet. 18530415 

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Paris, France. Francois De Smet. 18530528 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18540113 

3 / 1

University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet. 18540422 

3 / 1

University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18540927 

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University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18541024 

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University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18550106 

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St. Joseph's College, Bardstown, Kentucky. Paul De Smet. 18550414 

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St. Joseph's College, Bardstown, Kentucky Van Mossevelde. Charles and Rosalie. 18550420 

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St. Joseph's College, Bardstown, Kentucky. Charles Blondel. 18550422 

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Louisville, Kentucky. Charles De Smet. 18550527 

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University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet. 18550610 

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New York. Francois De Smet. 18560218 

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New York. Paul De Smet. 18560218 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18560616 

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University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18560616 

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University of St. Louis. Brothers and Nephews. 18560618 

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University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet (Includes article of 560623 on crime in St. Louis.). 18560624 

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University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18560628 

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Southhampton, England. Charles and Laure De Smet. 18570422 

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New York. Charles De Smet. 18570514 

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University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18570904 

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New York. Francois De Smet. 18580919 

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University of St. Louis. Laure De Smet. 18591013 

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University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18591015 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18591124 

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University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet. 18600224 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18600322 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18600404 

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University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet. 18600515 

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University of St. Louis. Laure De Smet. 18600515 

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University of St. Louis. Laure De Smet. 186005?? 

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University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 186005?? 

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Univeristy of St. Louis. Laure De Smet. 18600601 

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University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet. 18600607 

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University of St. Louis. Laure De Smet. 18600607 

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University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet. 18600712 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18610626 

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University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18610707 

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University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18610910 

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University of St. Louis. Francois, Charles, and Paul De Smet. 18611204 

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University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18620212 

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St. Louis (University). Francois and Paul De Smet. 18620416 

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University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet. 18620420 

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Aboard the steamboat \us{Spread Eagle}. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18620521 

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University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18621026 

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University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18630110 

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St. Louis, Missouri. Paul De Smet. 18630424 

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Aboard the steamer \us{Nellie Rogers}. Francois, Charles, and Paul De Smet. 18630515 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18640226 

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University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18640227 

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University of St. Louis. Charles and Paul De Smet. 18640301 

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University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet. 18640310 

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University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18640902 

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Washington, D.C.. Charles De Smet. 18640928 

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Washington, D.C.. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18640928 

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University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18641009 

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University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18650921 

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University of St. Louis. Charles De Smet. 18651209 

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University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18651222 

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University of St. Louis. Charles and Alice De Smet. 18660326 

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Missouri River near Jefferson City. Paul De Smet. 18660411 

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University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18661126 

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University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18670112 

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University of St. Louis. Francois, Charles, and Paul De Smet. 18670329 

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University of St. Louis. Paul De Smet. 18671008 

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University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18671014 

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University of St. Louis. Charles and Rosalie Van Mossevelde. 18671015 

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University of St. Louis. Francois and Paul De Smet. 18680116 

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University of St. Louis. Paul de Smet. 18681110 

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University of St. Louis. Francois, Paul, and Augusta De Smet. 18700411 

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?. 18701120? undated 

3 / 15

Francois De Smet. 18430601 undated 

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University of St. Louis. Francois De Smet. 18701116 

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Letterbook 

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1-22 

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23-42 

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45-86 

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87-126, 147-148 

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127-146 

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149-166 

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167-196 

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197-238 

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239-281 

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280A 

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Transcripts1821-1845 

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Translations 1844 

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Charles Louis Elet and Marie C. De Keersmaecker 1849-1852 

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Charles Hunt 1848-1853 undated 

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Series 2: Legal Documents 

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Documents on Pierre Jean De Smet's funeral, 1873. 

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De Smet Family 

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Probate papers 1764-1816. 

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 1822 

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 1823-1826 

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 1826-1827 

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 1828 

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 1829-1830 

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 1830-1861 

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Series 3: Maps 

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Topographical map of the road from Missouri to Oregon. . .in VII sections. . .from the field notes of Capt. J.C. Fremont. . .Compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846. Have sections I-VII 1846 

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Pays des Porteurs (Country of the Porteurs), n.d. Territory bounded by the Columbia River on the west and north, the Spokane River on the south and the Rocky Mountains on the east. Shows river names, mission sites, and Indian tribes. (Manuscript map in De Smet's hand.) undated 

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De la Mission St. Anne (The Mission of St. Anne), n.d. Territory bounded by the Big Fork of the Saskatchewan on the north, the Little Slave River on the west, the Athabasca River on the south, and the Rocky Mountains on the east. (Manuscript map in De Smet's hand.) undated 

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Nine maps of cities in Flanders undated 

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Photocopies of the two manuscript maps 

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Series 4: Miscellanea 

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Poem, wedding invitations, floor plan of the U.S.M. Fulton 1858-1970 

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Writings of Francois Xavier De Coen 1844-1845 

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Writings of Eugene Laveille 1908 

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Anonymous writing, "La colonisation point de vue Belge" undated 

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"History Making Group in 1857 Picture". Clipping from Spokesman-Review Feb. 12,1939 

6 / 7

"Flames Destroy Pioneer Church"; Newspaper clipping attached to frontpiece of Life, Letters and Travels} of Father Pierre-Jean de Smet, S.J.,} 1801-1873} undated 

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Series 5: Art work by Nicolas Point 

General note

(Do not handle originals--use photocopies in Box 6, folder 6.)

Pencil Sketches 

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(1) Depart de Westport 10 Mai 

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(2) Vue des premiers sauvages 14 Mai armes en guerre-rencontres dans la voisinage de la riviere des Kants 

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(3) The Interior of a Kanza hut 19 Mai 

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(4) Un des deux braves venus(?) a notre rencontre et donne pour garder au Camp. Son collier est compose des griffes de quatre ours qu'il a tues. Son arme favorite est la sabre 

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(5) Passage du Grand Vermillion 23 Mai 

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(6) 1e vue de la Plate. Pont de nuages avant d'arriver sur la Plate, grand vent froid glacial 2 Juin 

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(7) Le char embourbe 3 Juin 

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(8) 7e vue Passage de la riviere plate. Le chemin des voitures... 9 Juin 

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(9) Large fleur dont les nuances jaunes et rouges resemblent a une belle pomme bien mure... 9 Juin 

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(10) Vue de la chaine de montagne qui separent les deux premieres branches de la plate 10 Juin 

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(11) Vue d'une multitude innombrable de buff. - parmi eux des loups... Iris le tiers de ses dimensions 11 Juin 

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(12) Vue de la cheminee ouest 19 Juin 

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(13) Diverses chutes 

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(14) Dame noire, La plus haute des blacks hills 28 Juin 

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(15) Famille native qui desire nous suivre partout... 

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(16) Bouquet compose des fleurs nouvelles... 29 Juin 

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(17) John [Gray] aux prises avec cinq ours... 

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(18) Vue sud ou sont ecrit les noms [list of names]. Riviere eau Sucree,... 5 Juillet 

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(19) Vue ouest. John et M. Romain partent avant les autres pour le rendezvous 6 Juillet 

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(20) Vue ouest de la porte de diable 6 Juillet 

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(21) Second passage de l'eau Sucree a travers les rochers 7 Juillet 

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(22) 3e vue de la plate 14 Juillet 

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(23) Un repas sous la tente 1. Pere Desmed 2. Captaine 3. Romaine 4. J. Gray 5. Charles 6. Joseph 7. Classens 8. Chausse 9. Boileau 10. P. Point 11. L Mengarini 

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(24) Thom tue cabris d'un coup Il en rapporte un autre sur-des epaules 31 Juillet 

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(25) Ste. Marie Village des Tete- Plates. See Letter No 23. 69 13 Aout 

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(26) Tombeaux Scioux...une tete plate. No 8 

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(27) Untitled. [View of fort on river bend] 

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(28) Passage du Black Vermillion 

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(29) Rencontre de trois cabris et de deux Pawnis... 

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(30) Camp de l'eau blanc - fortifications naturelles... 

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(31) Les deux Pawnies conversant pas signes avec le captaine 

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(32) Descente difficle 2 milles de descente. Difficult descent of 2 miles in the Bear River Mountains 

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(33) Untitled. [Trees, flowers, rolling hills] 

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(34) Deserte aride [Rolling hills, tepee, trees] 

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(35) Passage Difficile [Rolling hills, road, cart with horses] 

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(36) Ecureuil de terre 

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(37) Recreation. Concert de plats cotes 

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(38) Famille Siouse grandement amie de blancs 

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(39) Passage de la Mahawaepan ou riviere aux outardes 

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(40) Geramium des Vallees 

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(41) Elephantide 

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(42) Divers arbes croches 

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(43) Un seul arbe ou est la racine 

7 / 26

(44) Parti de Serpens le Garcon du blanc traite de peaux 

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(45) Pluiver de mer... 

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(46) Jean Gray Iroquois 

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(47) Riviere Verte [Wagon with two tepees] 

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(48) Free hunter 

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(49) Famille serpente en voyage 

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(50) Tete du cabri male 

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(51) Vue est des forts Larames[?] et des cotes noires 

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(52) Vigilance Courage Naivete d'une sentinelle... 

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(53) See Letter the 2nd. St. Paul du Willamette et St. Francois Xavier, Convent Notre Dame, St. Joseph College... 

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(54) View of the New Mission estab- lishment in 1846 among the Pointed-hearts. See lett. 21. Mission du Sacre Coeur de Jesus parmi les Coeurs d'Alenes 

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(55) Decouverte de vaches. No 1 Buffalos discovered 

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(56) Annonce de la decouverte. no 2e Announcement of the discovery of Buffalos 

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(57) Rapport au Grand Chef. No 3 The chief reports to his camp that Buffalos are in sight 

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(58) Marie Quilax a la bataille contre Les Corbeaux. (Aout 1846) See lett. 24 

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(59) Michel par son frere Francois de Gissar 

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(60) Augustin par son frere d'outre-mer del Barbetta 

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(61) Unidentified [Isidore Natatken] 

7 / 40

Ink Washes 

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(62) Perspective`a vol d'oiseau du Village precedent... 

7 / 41

(63) Plan parterre de l'eglise indienne... 

7 / 41

(64) Mission de St. Ignace et grotte de Manreze parmi les Kalispels de la Baie. See Letter the 5th 

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(65) Farm 

7 / 43

(66) Darden 

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(67) Sacre Coeur Osage City 

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(68) Portage 

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(69) Florissant 

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(70) St. Francis Borgia Washington 

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(71) Henry bars place 

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(72) New Westphelia 

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(73) Interior of the church of the Sacred Heart among the Pointed-Hearts 

7 / 51

Engravings 

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(1) Famille serpente en voyage 

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(2) Marie Quilax a la bataille contre Les Corbeaux. (About 1846). (Title page from the Missions de l'Oregon et Voyages Aux Montagnes Rocheuses aux sources de la Colombie, de Athabasca et du Sascatshawin, en 1845-46. Gand) 

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(3) A St. Ignace. Le desert reconnoissant. Frontespiece 

7 / 54

(4) St. Mary's Among the Flat- Heads. See Letter No 23. 

7 / 55

(5) Indian Village [Crossed out] Village des Kants. George Lehman, del. P.S. Duval, Lith. Phila. 

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(6) H. Maria, die aen het kind PAULUS verschynde, hem zyne gebeden leerdat, bid voor de ongeloovige volkeren, bid ook Belgie. Lith van L. Defferrez Zandberg Gent. L Defferrez sc 

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(7) Apparition de la Ste Vierge a un petit Judien nomme Paul Engr. on stone by A Koellner 

7 / 58

(8) Wind River Mountains Avery SC 

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(9) Victor ou la perche de loge Chef de la tribe Tete-Plate P VandeSteen. Lih de Ve VanderScheden 

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(10) Devils Gate. L'entree du diable, p. 55. Geo. Lehman, del. P.S. Duval, Lith Phila. 

7 / 61

(11) Maniere de voyager des Tetes- plates 

7 / 62

(12) A view of the Rocky Mountains Vue des Montagnes Rocheuses p.22 

7 / 63

(13) Service divin au camp des Tetes- plates. Page 41. Worship in the desert 

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(14) Sheyenne Warriors Recontre des guerriers Sheyennes 

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(15) Chimney. La Chiminee page 13 Pl. 3 

7 / 66

(16) The Buffalo Hunt Le Buffalo ou Buffle d'Amerique 

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(17) Mission of St. Ignatius at Kalispell Bay, among the Pend- Dozeillas (See Letter 5th) 

7 / 68

(18) Fording the River Platte Passage de la riviere Platte 

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(19) Interior of a Kanza Lodge 

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(20) Interieur d'une loge des Kants 

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(21) Soda Springs fontaine a soude 

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(22) View of the new mission establishment in 1846 among the Pointed-Hearts (See Letter 21) 

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Photocopies of the Nicolas Point art work. 

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List of sketches and engravings in Pierre Jean De Smet's Letterbook 

General note

(Do not handle originals--use photocopies in Box 6, folder 6.)

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Engraving, Loose. View of St. Louis. From the Illinois shore. 

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Engraving, Loose. Cathederal, St. Louis 

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Engraving, Loose. St. Louis University and Church of St. Francis Xavier 

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Engraving, Loose. View of St. Charles. Missouri. 

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Engraving, Loose. Cincinnati 

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Engraving, Loose. St. Xavier's College Athaeneum 

4 / 1

Engraving, Loose. Interior of the Church of St. Francis 

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Engraving, Page 25. Indian child's grave 

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Engraving, Page 31. Piasau Rock, Alton Pl. XVII 

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Colored Engraving, Page 35. Indian Discovery Dance 

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Colored Engraving, Page 39. Chippeway Indian Lodge 

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Colored Engraving, Page 39. Skeleton of a Chippeway lodge 

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Engraving, Page 74. Worship in the desert 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 115. Vue de la premiere hutte des Kants avant d'arrivier a la riviere du meme nom. Village des Kants Page 10 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 115. Campement pres de la riviere aux couteaux. Premieres montagens un peu pittor 

4 / 4

Engraving, Page 127. Kanza village 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 134. Ici la riviere a environ 6000 pieds de large - sur ses bords et generalement sur tous les bords de la riviere ou il y a des iles on voit beaucoup de vignes et de roses,... 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 134. Vue des buttes situees sur la rive droite de la plate... 31 Juin 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 135. Animaux vus dans la prarie 8 Juin 

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Pencil Sketch, Page 137. Camp sur la riviere trompeuse ou maladive... 

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Engraving, Page 137. Chimney 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 140. Perspective ordinaire des plaines situees entre la riviere des riviere plate 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 140. La Chaminee vue de l'orient 18 Juin 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 140. 5e vue de la plate 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 140. Les chevaux epouvantes par la grele et la tonnere sen fuient [sic] 2 Juin 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 141. Vue de la c\^ote ou se trouvent la maison et la chemin\'ee du c\^ote nord est... 17 Juin 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 141. 6 vue de la plate prise du haut dune batte situ\'ee sur la rive droite... 

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Pencil Sketch, Page 143. Vue nord [Mountains] 17 Juillet 

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Engraving, Page 143. A view of the Rocky Mountians 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 144. Trompette rouge [Flower] 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 145. Vue sud Valle des fruits et des fleurs 

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Engraving, Page 145. Camp des colons Americains pour la nuit 

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Engraving, Page 146. Mouth of the Missouri River. From Illinois. Pl. XVIII 

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Engraving, Page 152. Prairie on Fire 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 152. Le Camp perdu... 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 153. Dominicale [Flower] 27 Juin 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 154. Untitled [Various mammals, snakes and a bird] 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 154. Untitled [Various flowers] 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 155. Untitled [Various prarie flowers in a vase] 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 155. Vue oeust [Hills and plain with ram's head, cactus, and flowers in foreground] 20 Juin 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 155. Untitled [Various flowers] 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 156. La Corynthieme [Flower] 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 157. Untitled [Flower] 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 157. fleur jaune pale... 2 aout 

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Engraving, Opposite page 158. Devils Gate 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 161. Transfiguration... [Rivers and hills] 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 161. Butor... 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 168. espece d'oeillet... 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 168. fleur rose... 25 Juin 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 168. espece de lupin... 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 169. fleur du cotonnier... 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 169. Untitled [Flower] 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 169. fleur rose nuane avec petite tache plus foncee 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 172. Untitled [Bleeding deer] 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 173. V. [?] Crawford 1838 P. Richardson B. Savoy Bad Ford 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 174. jeune americaine poursuivi par un buffle 30 Juin 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 174. Untitled [Bird of prey] 2 Juillet 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 174. Untitled [Sleeping dog] 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 175. Untitled [Landscape] 1 Juillet 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 175. coq de montagne 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 175. fleur jaune 

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Pencil Sketch, Page 178. Chute de F. Classons 

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Engraving, Page 178. Fording the River Platte 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 212. Vue sud oeust. The Castle. 19 Juin 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 217. Vue oeust [Hills, grass] 19 Juin 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 220. 2 cactus americana 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 220. Principales fleurs de la plate 8 Juin 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 220. Racine a mere... 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 227. 1er buffle vu tue 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 227. Petite chemin\'ee d'environ 20 pieds ... fleur d'environ 2 pieds de haut 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 227. Untitled [Flower] 

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Pencil Sketch, Opposite page 236. Untitled [Sleeping person and saint in teepee] 

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Engraving, Page 251. Basaltic Formations on the Columbia River 

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Pencil Sketch, Page 252. Untitled [Reclining man, with knife and hat, smoking pipe] 

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Pencil Sketch, Page 252. Untitled [Seated Indian girl in beaded shirt] 

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