1919. Ephemera. Two letters, one on Library of Congress letterhead dated July 22, 1919, stating that the "Chief of our Order Division (Purchasing Department)" reports that Lewis and Clark's (sic) "Expedition to the source of the Missouri" Philadelphia, 1809, two volumes sells at auction from $5.00 to $20.00..."
A note dated July 21 from Charles F. D. Belden, Librarian, of the Boston Public states that copies sold "lacking the map sold for $5.50 in 1917 and at other times copies have brought $25.50, $20.50... "
The valuation was requested by Mrs. Edward Henroten of Cherry Plain, NY. She also asked for valuations for Harmon's Journal 1820.
It's hard to ascertain what edition Mrs. Henrotin had, as the the first account was published by David M'Keehan in Pittsburgh in 1807 in a single volume, and the first account published in Philadelphia was by Matthew Carey in 1810, also in a single volume.
Nonetheless, intriguing threads from the trail of Lewis & Clarke. Item #27433