Contains: (1) Santa Clara (Costanoan) as given by Felix Buelna, at Mission of San Antonio, California September 27, 1884; (2) Obispeno Chumash, recorded near San Luis Obispo, California, October 19-28, 1884; (3) Santa Rosa Island Chumash, recorded from Pa-hi-la-tcet' at Los Alamos, California, October 30-November 7, 1884. Approximately 105 pages in pencil, in Powell's schedule of Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. (Approximately 247, 313, 410 terms respectively.)
Biographical / Historical:
Note on the Santa Clara informant, Felix Buelna, page 228. The Reverend A.D. Spearman, S.J., University of Santa Clara, California, in postal card of October 4, 1960 adds: "Felix Buelna was an altar boy at M. Sta. Clara c. 1804 and later taught in the Mission school of the Franciscans prior to the coming of the Jesuits. I haven't the year yet." See also Number 868, apparently a neat copy of the Obispeno Chumash. Note on Santa Rosa informant, Pa-hi-la-tcet', page 222. See also Number 866, apparently a neat copy of the Santa Rosa Chumash.
Clerk's copy, from the vocabularies collected by Azpell at Camp Gaston, California, 1870 (Cf. Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript 83); by Gibbs at mouth of Trinity River, California, 1852; and by Gibbs at Klamath and Trinity Rivers, California, 1851 (Cf. Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscripts 128ab and 130).
"Papago Music" 382 page manuscript, 79 sheets transcriptions, 56 illustrations, 41 pages of notes on Papago words, all once filed under old manuscript number 1670 was apparently sent to the editor's office, November 18, 1927, and never returned.
Indians of North America -- Southern States Search this
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Also, "Origin of Language," 2 pages typed, and "Bible of the Mound Builders," pencil sketch and typed comment, 2 pages.
NAA MS 3311
With a letter of January 10, 1935, Mr Marnette had sent to the Bureau of American Ethnology photographs of himself and his sister in the hope that their tribe could be identified since they were separated from their parents at an early age. Marnette was then 38. The photographs were returned with the statement that it would be impossible to identify their tribe from the photographs. A similar inquiry signed T. L. [sic] Marnette, 2938 Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago is dated March 8, 1937; enclosed photographs of "self and Sister" were again returned. Letter of August 28, 1938 signed Thomas Marnett [sic] transmits Cherokee vocabulary, now catalogued as Manuscript Number 4310. Correspondence in Bureau of American Ethnology files.
Alabama - Arkansas; Canada, Florida - Illinois; also California and Canada, Indiana - New York, New York - North Dakota (and South Dakota), Ohio, Oregon - Tennessee (South Dakota, see North Dakota) Virginia - Wisconsin, "Miscellaneous and General" (more than one state discussed) General Correspondence, 1882-1892, A - Z Bibliography; Newsclippings; Thomas, Personal Miscellanea.
Includes reports, field notes, drawings, correspondence and other materials relating to mound explorations by Cyrus Thomas and collaborators, including F. S. Earle, J. W. Emmert, Gerard Fowke, Charles C. Jones, J. P. MacLean, J. D. Middleton, Warren K. Moorehead, P. W. Norris, Edward Palmer, H. L. Reynolds, J. P. Rogan. L. H. Thing.
Site reports and correspondence relating to specified localities are arranged by state. There are separate files of material relating to more than one state; correspondence of a general nature; and bibliographic references.
NAA MS 2400
Manuscript 2400, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
MS 3767 Catalogue of Manuscript notes, etc. presented to the Bureau of American Ethnology by John G. Henderson, May, 1908
Henderson, John G. (John Greene), 1837-1912 Search this
Biographical / Historical:
Possibly this may be the same man as Judge J. G. Henderson, Winchester, Illinois, about whose collecting activities from Hopewell mounds in Southern Illinois 1881, Professor Stuart Struever inquired 12/66. No site notes found at that time, in Thomas Mound survey notes (2400) or elsewhere. MCB
NAA MS 3767
Manuscript 3767, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America Search this
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In Swanton's handwriting (mostly in pencil, and rather faint): (1) Notes on songs. 80 pages. Refers to "Roll Nos." I-XLI; possibly related to cylinder recordings ? (2) Myths: How the Raven Beat the Devil, How the Badger Came to Have Four Toes, How There came to Be Mosquitoes. 4 pages, typed. (3) Vocabulary notes and other miscellaneous notes. Disordered; intended order uncertain. 51 pages. (4) Plant names. 11 pages. (5) "Names in Emmons' Work." 10 pages. (6) Miscellaneous vocabulary and linguistic notes. 10 pages. (7) Notes on technology and food gathering. Approximately 50 slips, various sizes. Materials not in Swanton's hand, but evidently received by him from others: (8) History of the [Seattle] Totem Pole. 23 pages, numbered 558-580. (9) Notes on gambling sticks. 14 pages. Some carry notations in Swanton's hand, though written by others.