• bible sitting next to a teapot

    Whitman Mission

    National Historic Site Washington

Letters, Diaries, and Reminiscences

Painting of Dr. Whitman

NPS collection

Dr. Whitman Letters

Selection of annotated letters (html);
these letters are in the public domain:
1834 | 1835 | 1836 | 1837 | 1838 | 1839 | 1840 | 1841 | 1842 | 1843 | 1844 | 1845 | 1846 | 1847

 
painting of Narcissa Whitman

NPS collection

Mrs. Whitman Letters

Collected public domain letters (pdfs):
1835 | 1838 | 1839 | 1840 | 1841 | 1842 | 1843 | 1844 | 1845 | 1846 | 1847

Did You Know?

painting of mission with wagon in front

The Whitmans’ mission was important to early Oregon Trail travelers. Those who were sick, tired, or hungry or who needed a wagon fixed would make the side trip to the mission. Some would spend the winter with the Whitmans before continuing on to the Willamette Valley.