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J. Neilson Barry Papers, 1937-1960

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Identifier: A0086

Title: J. Neilson Barry Papers, 1937-1960


J. Neilson Barry was educated at the Theological Seminary of Virginia and the General Theological Seminary in New York City. He was ordained an Episcopal minister and was an Episcopal priest of the Diocese of Washington, D.C., for many years. He served fifteen years as a missionary at Palouse and Spokane, Washington, and Baker, Oklahoma. In 1940, he donated to the Missouri Historical Society the tracings of his study-plats used in analyzing the Lewis and Clark map of 1814.

The collection includes maps of the Wyoming and Idaho districts, compiled by Barry from the map attributed to Samuel Lewis, published in the journals of Lewis and Clark in 1814. The maps also include data from maps of John Colter and other members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as well as from maps used by fur traders and members of the Astorian expedition. The papers also include correspondence of Barry with the Missouri Historical Society concerning his maps.

1 box

Indexed in the archives card catalog.

Cite as: J. Neilson Barry Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1937-1960

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Lewis, Samuel

Subjects: Maps
West (U.S.)
Discovery and exploration
Fur trade


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