The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804~1806)

Robert Callow

Please note this course will be held twice at North City, Harpurhey and at Wilmslow, please make sure to choose the right venue for you!

Under the Louisiana Purchase of 1804, Napoleon ceded the vast French territory in North America to the United States, for the princely sum of $15 million. The land ranged from Montana through to Louisiana. President Thomas Jefferson was anxious to have the new territory explored and mapped, not only to the western limits of the Louisiana Purchase but beyond to the Pacific Ocean. He and his supporters persuaded Congress to fund an expedition in 1804. Jefferson appointed his aide and fellow Virginian Meriwether Lewis (1774~1809) to lead the expedition. Lewis chose his former commanding officer William Clark (1770~1838) as co-leader. The expedition was formally known as the Corps of Discovery but is usually referred to as the Lewis-Clark Expedition. It lasted from May 1804 until September 1806 and was very successful. Lewis and Clark gathered a great detail of information on the natural history, resources and geography of the region, amassing data and mapping as they went along. They also gained the trust of the Indian tribes and recorded useful information on their customs and territories. In this ten-week course, we shall follow in their footsteps. Presentations will be supported with visual images. Detailed notes will be provided and discussion encouraged.

RECOMMENDED READING:
A full reading list is available on request from the tutor.

Course Dates in Wilmslow:

Day: Fridays  Time: 14.00-16.00
10 sessions, starting from 19th January 2018 to 23 March 2018.

Venue:
Wilmslow Library
South Drive
Wilmslow
SK9 1NW

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.

£50

negotiable

10

30

Advance booking is not required. Payment may be made at the first meeting. To book in advance, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to or contact for further information.
Contact for further information:

Dr R.S. Callow,  60, Primrose Lane, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 6LW
tel./fax 01457 865049                       mobile: 078 4521 7156           e-mail: vallesiana@aol.com

Course Dates in North City, Harpurhey:

Day: Monday                  Time: 10.30-12.30
10 sessions, starting from 15th January 2018 to 19th March 2018.

Venue:
North City Library
Rochdale Road
Manchester
M9 4AF

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.

£50

negotiable

10

30

Advance booking is not required. Payment may be made at the first meeting. To book in advance, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to or contact for further information.
Contact for further information:

Dr R.S. Callow,  60, Primrose Lane, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 6LW
tel./fax 01457 865049                       mobile: 078 4521 7156           e-mail: vallesiana@aol.com