Dr. Whitman Letters - 1835

Notes to reader:

The following transcriptions have tried to maintain the original spelling,capitalization and punctuation of the original letters. In his letters Dr. Whitman often used "+" for "and" and "+c" for "etc." Comments by the transcriber are enclosed in square brackets, [].

"Islands" refers to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), where the American Board had established missions.

Any mention of Fort Walla Walla or the place "Walla Walla" refers to the Hudson's Bay Company post at the confluence of the Walla Walla and Columbia rivers. The US Army's Fort Walla Walla did not exist until after the deaths of the Whitmans.

 



List of Selected 1835 Correspondence

November 7, 1835: Dr. Whitman to Reverend David Greene

Dr. Whitman details the discussions he and Reverend Parker had with the Flatheads and Nez Perce; explains Reverend Parker's decision to continue heading westward and Dr. Whitman's decision to return to the east; and describes his health during the exploring trip.


December 28, 1835: Dr. Whitman to Reverend David Greene

Dr. Whitman discusses his plans for the coming year; describes the attitude of the fur traders towards missionary work; and describes the influence of the traders upon the Native Americans.

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