• 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?

photo of Alice Clarissa's memorial marker

On her 29th birthday Narcissa gave birth to a daughter, Alice Clarissa. The Cayuse called her “Cayuse Te-mi” (Cayuse girl) because she was born on Cayuse land. Some historians see her as a potential bridge between the two cultures. Unfortunately Alice Clarissa drowned when she was 2 years old.