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Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Boas, Franz 1858-1942  Search this
Bushnell, David I (David Ives) 1875-1941  Search this
Fewkes, Jesse Walter 1850-1930  Search this
Gill, De Lancey 1859-1940  Search this
Laird, Carobeth 1895-1983  Search this
Sapir, Edward 1884-1939  Search this
Siebert, Frank T (Frank Thomas) 1912-1998  Search this
Speck, Frank G (Frank Gouldsmith) 1881-1950  Search this
Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 inches
bulk 1935-1954
Microfilm and digital surrogates of microfilm are available. See Volume 7, reel 16, which also contains correspondence from the Letters Sent subseries.
Electronic inventory available. Consult with archivist. For a comprehensive description of these materials, see "The papers of John Peabody Harrington in the Smithsonian Institution, 1907-1957, Volume 9: A guide to the correspondence," edited by Louise G. Mills and Elaine L. Mills (1991).
The letters have been arranged in alphabetical order according to the name of the writer. There are several items at the end of the set in which the sender is not clearly identified
This subseries of the Correspondence series is a small file of letters sent or received by persons other than Harrington. Some of these items may have been hand delivered to him; others were possibly enclosures which became separated from their covering letters.
Certain letters were sent to and from individuals who were staying with him such as Indian informants (Lucerecia Garcia, Isabelle Meadows, Perry Keahtigh) or young assistants (Jack and Glenn Marr). In some cases Harrington actually wrote the letters and signed the informant's name.
Cite as:
Correspondence, Third person letters, John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
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Local number:
Accession #1976-95
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John Peabody Harrington papers: Correspondence, 1904-1960, bulk 1935-1954
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives