DeLestry, Edmond L. (Edmond Louis), 1860-1933 Search this
Scope and Contents:
Three blueprints: 1. Survey map showing the extent and location of the mounds in Adamsʹ Grand River group, being the most northerly group in the entire field, with all mounds numbered to 84. 2. Showing the location of the two groups of mounds and the prehistoric fortification along the course of the Missouri River, in twp. 124, N, range 79 west, Walworth County, South Dakota.
Map of the prehistoric fortification, made from the highest (?) point of the interior plateau, showing the gateways and springs as well as other peculiar features of this work. Also prints (poor) showing views of mounds, and one of pottery fragments and implements. Letter of transmittal dated September 11, 1897, and letter from Dr. Thomas asking that the material be filed for future reference.
NAA MS 1304
Walworth County -- South Dakota -- Archeology Search this
Manuscript 1304, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Largely a transcript from John Heckwelder, "An account of the history, manners, and customs of the Indian nations who once inhabited Pennsylvania and neighboring states," Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, v. 12, 1876, pages 48-49 (cited in footnote to Manuscript.)
NAA MS 1908-a
Typescript Document (carbon typescript)
Manuscript 1908-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Photographs relating to archeology, most of which were made by Bureau of American Ethnology photographers and ethnologists. Much of the collection consists of photographs by Cosmos and Victor Mindeleff of Southwest Indians, pueblos and remains. Images depict mounds and excavations (including Grant Mound in Pennsylvania and additional mounds in West Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, and elsewhere); Hopi Sipaulovi village; petroglyphs in Wind River, Wyoming; ancient artifacts; Standing Rock; Tohono O'odham Indians; Canyon de Chelly; and Clear Creek. Photographers represented include John K. Hillers; C. H. Bryan of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky; the Mindeleff brothers; Henry Bascom Collins; L. C. Rennick; J. W. Milner; Hattons Studio in Lansing, Michigan; and a drawing by W. A. Rogers.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 28
Location of Other Archival Materials:
William Dinwiddie photographs documenting Papago Indians, previously filed in Photo Lot 28, have been relocated to National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 89.
Additional Mindeleff photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 4362, Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 40, Photo Lot 78, and the BAE historical negatives.
Additional Hillers photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 40, Photo Lot 143, Photo Lot 83-18, Photo Lot 87-2N, Photo Lot 90-1, Photo Lot 92-46, and the BAE historical negatives.
Additional Collins photographs can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 82-23, Photo Lot 86-42, Photo Lot 86-43, and Photo Lot 86-59.
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Photograph collection relating to archeology, burial mounds, and the Southwest, 1880s-1920s
Manuscript notations show not only the location of mound sites, but also names and types of artifacts found (i.e. "carved stone," "axe heads," "broken pottery," etc.) at many of the sites. Base map is entitled, "Mexican Oilfields...Ozuluana County, State of Veracruz, 1916." In the lower right corner a note indicating when the blueprint was made perhaps reads, "Tampico, Tamp., Jan., 1917. C.C.C."
NAA MS 2539
Mrs Blaker this may be related to 2 small blueprints of "heights" on the Panuco River. [Mexico: Archeo Manuscript Number 2927]
blueprint of printed map with manuscript notations