Re: Public vs. Private Arctic Exploration

Date: Sat Jun 10 2000 - 11:10:55 MDT

In a message dated 6/10/00 9:01:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
writes:<< wrote: > Of course, the Lewis and Clark expedition
was certainly the only one where > the president of the United States
personally trained the expedition leader > in a number of scientific
disciplines (astronomy, navigation, botany, > ethnography) in the White House
library and in the Rose Garden, chose the > other scientific advisors for the
project from among his own personal friends > who were the leading scientists
of the day and personally designed and > selected much of the mission's
equipment! >>

    Do we have a little family contact going on here. Thomas Jefferson, I
have read, had a nephew known as Lilburn Lewis. In fact you will find a town
in Missouri named Lilbourn after what is presumably his descendent; Lilbourn
    Is it possible that Meriwether Lewis is from that same family and
therefore a relative of Thomas Jefferson?
Ron H.

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