Introduction to Robert Newell's Notebook
Robert "Doc" Newell has left a brief account of his experiences during the years
1829 through 1842 in his Memorandum of Robert Newell's Travels in the Teritory of
Missourie. The first few years documented seem to be a narrative written
after the fact, whereas entries for the years 1836 on seem to be written contemporaneously.
Besides the memorandum, Newell's notebook includes several pages of shopping lists and accounts
that provide additional insight into the life of a trapper and trader in the
Rocky Mountains during height of the fur trade.
A microfilm copy of Newell's notebook was made available to the author of this web site
courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society.
Newell's Notebook was reproduced in:
Author: Newell, Robert, 1807-1869.
Title: Memoranda: travles in the teritory of Missourie; travle
to the Kayuse War; together with a report on the
Indians south of the Columbia River. Edited, with notes
and introd., by Dorothy O. Johansen.
Published: Champoeg Press, 1959.
Description: 159p. illus., maps (1 fold.) 27 cm.