Wilkes, Lieutenant Charles
b. 1798-04-03
d. 1877-04-08
US Navy Lieutenant Charles Wilkes was the commander of the United States Exploring Expedition, which explored the portions of the coast and islands of the Pacific Ocean from 1838-1842. In 1841, the expedition made surveys of the Pacific Northwest coast. In 1845, Wilkes published a narrative of the expedition in five volumes, from which the Colonial Office copied excerpts concerning his appraisal of the Hudson's Bay Company, as a document included in this despatch, in the Oregon Territory.
  • 1. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS), Wilkes.
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Oregon Territory, or Columbia District