Historic Diaries: Floyd 1804
For more information about Floyd, explore the following publications and Web sites:
The community of Sioux City, Iowa, maintains a web site devoted to Floyd that contains photographs and background information.
Butler, James Davie. "The New Found Journal of Charles Floyd, a Sergeant under Captains Lewis and Clark," in Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, vol. 9 (April 1894), pp. 225-252.
A useful starting point for information about the expedition is the Library of Congress online exhibit, "Rivers, Edens and Empires: Lewis and Clark and the Revealing of America"
Finally, the official report of the expedition, Nicholas Biddle's 1814 History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, is online at the Library of Congress “Meeting of Frontiers” project.
The original of Floyd's Journal is among the Draper Manuscripts at the Wisconsin Historical Society. It is contained in a weather-beaten blank book, bound in marble boards, now much faded. The writing is upon fifty-three pages, each 5-7/8 X 7-1/2 inches in size, and runs in coarse hand the length of the page; in addition to these pages, there are entries upon the inside covers and upon fly-leaves. The greater part was written by Floyd, but there are also entries by Clark and another person whose hand editor Reuben Gold Thwaites did not recognize.
More primary source documents about the Lewis and Clark expedition can be found in American Journeys. More than 3,000 pages of journals, notebooks, and illustrations are available there, as well as a short biography of Floyd.