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Edward W. Nelson photographs from New Mexico

Photographer:
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934  Search this
Extent:
19 Photographs
Culture:
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
September 1888
Summary:
This collection contains 19 photographs of the A:shiwi (Zuni) reservation in New Mexico, September 1888. The photographs may have been shot by field naturalist Edward W. Nelson.
Scope and Contents:
P18754-18772

This collection contains 19 photographs believed to have been shot by Edward W. Nelson in September 1888. The photographs depict scenes from the A:shiwi (Zuni) reservation and surrounding areas in western New Mexico. The photographs include landscapes and flora; activities such as carrying water and husking corn; scenes of the village including gardens and multi-level adobe buildings; and portraits.

The original acquisition paperwork lists E. N. Nelson as the photographer. However, after further research, it is believed that the photographs may have been shot by Edward William Nelson, who was a field naturalist for the U.S. Government and was living in Arizona at the time these photographs were shot. The photographer's handwritten notes that accompanied this set of photographs, indicate that they conducted a previous survey in 1886, which indicates that these images were most likely photographed for professional purposes. Additionally, the handwriting in the NMAI note appears to match the handwriting in Edward W. Nelson's fieldnotes held by Smithsonian Institution Archives. Further research will be required to positively identify the photographer.
Arrangement:
Photographs arranged in folders by catalog #.
Biographical / Historical:
It is uncertain if Edward W. Nelson is photographer of this collection or if E. N. Nelson is. Additional research is required.

Below is a biography of Edward W. Nelson from the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Archives (collection ID: NAA.PhotoLot.171).

Edward William Nelson (1855-1934) was an explorer and naturalist for the United States government known for his studies in Alaska, California and Mexico. Born near Manchester, New Hampshire, Nelson grew up with an ardent interest in birds and the outdoors. With the help of Henry W. Henshaw and Smithsonian Assistant Secretary Spencer F. Baird, he gained a post as a weather observer with the Signal Corps in 1877. Nelson was stationed in St. Michael, Alaska, for the next four years, during which time he collected ethnological data and natural history collections for the Smithsonian Institution. In 1890, Nelson joined the Bureau of Biological Survey of the United States Department of Agriculture as a Special Field Agent on the Death Valley Expedition of Clinton Hart Merriam. After this Expedition disbanded in 1891, Nelson continued to work in California under orders from the Bureau and met his future expedition partner Edward Alphonso Goldman. A three month field survey in Mexico in 1892 evolved into fourteen years of research by the pair, during which they made extensive investigations of Mexican mammalogy, ornithology, and ethnology. Following these studies, Nelson moved into an administrative role in the Bureau, holding appointments as Chief Field Naturalist, 1907-1912; Assistant in Charge of Biological Investigations, 1913-1914; Assistant Chief, 1914-1916; Chief, 1916-1927; and Senior Biologist, 1927-1929.
Related Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives and Smithsonian Institution Archives also hold Edward W. Nelson collections.
Separated Materials:
Handwritten notes by the photographer are in the Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records (NMAI.AC.001) in box/folder B297.13a
Provenance:
Gift of Robert F. Hale, 1956.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward W. Nelson photographs from New Mexico, image #, NMAI.AC.311; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.311
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4263d384d-e2e5-49d5-847b-a0aa9f39fccf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-311

Drymocallis sp.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Min. Elevation:
2750  Search this
Place:
Near Mineral King. Opposite to old hotel on a north slope, Tulare, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
4 Aug 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rosaceae Rosoideae
Published Name:
Drymocallis sp.
Barcode:
01159908
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0120
USNM Number:
1
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37d0e479e-0c29-442a-9607-cedc92e60244
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Pellaea andromedifolia (Kaulf.) Fée

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1000  Search this
Place:
Near Fort Tejon, Death Valley Expedition, Kern Co., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
2 Jul 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Polypodiales Pteridaceae
Published Name:
Pellaea andromedifolia (Kaulf.) Fée
Barcode:
01490866
USNM Number:
66922
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3dc63feda-0e34-4bd1-9431-8d853531c647
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12364757

Orobanche vallicola (Jeps.) Heckard

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1000  Search this
Place:
near Fort Tejon, on the hillside immediately adjoining the old parade ground on the southwest, Kern, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
2 Jul 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Orobanchaceae
Published Name:
Orobanche vallicola (Jeps.) Heckard
Barcode:
04698005
USNM Number:
2662321
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cc98ad19-0885-42b3-ad3d-0b6d8f1dabef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16860053

Orobanche vallicola (Jeps.) Heckard

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1000  Search this
Place:
near Fort Tejon, on the hillside immediately adjoining the old parade ground on the southwest, Kern, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
2 Jul 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Orobanchaceae
Published Name:
Orobanche vallicola (Jeps.) Heckard
Barcode:
04707080
USNM Number:
10981
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36a585b80-8225-4ae0-b2e6-7e6fbd660e0b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16860439

Frangula californica subsp. cuspidata (Greene) Kartesz & Gandhi

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1400  Search this
Place:
West slope of Walker's Pass., Kern, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
21 Jun 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Magnoliophyta Dicotyledonae Rosales Rhamnaceae Rhamnoideae
Published Name:
Frangula californica subsp. cuspidata (Greene) Kartesz & Gandhi
Rhamnus californica subsp. cuspidata (Greene) C.B. Wolf
Barcode:
01122323
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0212
USNM Number:
16732
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c68502ab-012a-441f-81bb-28cbf778510a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10604777
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Frangula californica (Eschsch.) A. Gray subsp. californica

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Place:
San Bernardino Mts., between Martin's Ranch and Crowder's Ranch, south of Cajon Pass., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
4 Jan 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rhamnaceae Rhamnoideae
Published Name:
Frangula californica (Eschsch.) A. Gray subsp. californica
Frangula californica (Eschsch.) A. Gray
Rhamnus californica Eschsch.
Barcode:
01122324
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0212
USNM Number:
16648
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3684e92f1-6216-45d4-8c9b-6a484e05bcff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10604785
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Orobanche corymbosa (Rydb.) Ferris subsp. corymbosa

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
F. W. Koch  Search this
Place:
Death Valley Expedition. Big Cottonwood Meadows, Sierra Nevada., Inyo Co., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
23 Aug 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Orobanchaceae
Published Name:
Orobanche corymbosa (Rydb.) Ferris subsp. corymbosa
Barcode:
04697836
USNM Number:
10975
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c5f7523c-f7f1-40ce-9177-e95cc68b2a2e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16849372

Ranunculus trichophyllus Chaix

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Place:
Near Three River, margin of Kaweah River., Tulare, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
26 Jun 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ranunculales Ranunculaceae Ranunculoideae
Published Name:
Ranunculus trichophyllus Chaix
Ranunculus trichophyllus var. typicus W.B. Drew
Barcode:
01174138
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0336
USNM Number:
812
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/335f2d898-737b-48dd-8913-3818ec2a4ab9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10803089
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Monardella linoides A. Gray

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick Funston  Search this
Place:
Biological Exploration. Death Valley Expedition. Wild Rose Cañon. Panamint Mountains., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
24 Jun 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Lamiales Lamiaceae
Published Name:
Monardella linoides A. Gray
Barcode:
03477106
USNM Number:
45729
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3335124b3-5a52-4756-9211-3806ee4ece73
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16830999

Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata (Nutt.) S. Watson

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Min. Elevation:
2750  Search this
Place:
Minearl King, about 1/2 mile north of the old hotel, on the hillside sloping south, Tulare, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
31 Jul 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rosaceae Rosoideae
Published Name:
Potentilla gracilis var. fastigiata (Nutt.) S. Watson
Potentilla gracilis Douglas ex Hook.
Barcode:
01159843
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0114
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b90fe665-00dc-4df3-b839-dfc7b62505e9
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10817796
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Potentilla breweri S. Watson

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Place:
California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rosaceae Rosoideae
Published Name:
Potentilla breweri S. Watson
Potentilla breweri S. Watson var. breweri
Barcode:
01074859
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0110
USNM Number:
79852
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bf2a0e2a-d5e7-4040-b9ae-06c97c1ca332
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10817725

Potentilla breweri S. Watson

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
F. W. Koch  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Min. Elevation:
3065  Search this
Place:
Near Big Cottonwood Meadow, Sierra Nevada, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
12 Jul 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rosaceae Rosoideae
Published Name:
Potentilla breweri S. Watson
Potentilla breweri S. Watson var. breweri
Barcode:
01074861
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0110
USNM Number:
79850
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/366ce87fa-adba-4be3-8ddf-b66ddab24e78
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10817727

Potentilla bruceae Rydb.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Thomas H. Kearney Jr.  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Max. Elevation:
2652  Search this
Min. Elevation:
2652  Search this
Place:
Farewell Gap, Sierra Nevada, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rosaceae Rosoideae
Published Name:
Potentilla bruceae Rydb.
Potentilla biennis Greene
Barcode:
01159784
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0112
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35390ad38-7502-4bbe-ad56-e0fcdf817668
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10817728
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Oenothera avita (W.M. Klein) W.M. Klein subsp. avita

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Max. Elevation:
1125  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1125  Search this
Place:
Near Lone Pine on road to Keeler, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
14 Jun 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Myrtales Onagraceae
Published Name:
Oenothera avita (W.M. Klein) W.M. Klein subsp. avita
Oenothera californica subsp. avita W.M. Klein
Barcode:
00624786
USNM Number:
44520
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ce907d11-2434-4bd2-897d-d480c6a602f7
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2021455
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Oenothera avita (W.M. Klein) W.M. Klein subsp. avita

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Place:
Owens River Valley, Inyo, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Myrtales Onagraceae
Published Name:
Oenothera avita (W.M. Klein) W.M. Klein subsp. avita
Oenothera californica subsp. avita W.M. Klein
Barcode:
00624784
USNM Number:
44522
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/313030b1f-3de7-415b-834e-d6e09fb43fe8
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2021562
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Oenothera avita (W.M. Klein) W.M. Klein subsp. avita

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Max. Elevation:
1143  Search this
Min. Elevation:
1143  Search this
Place:
Owens River Valley, Inyo, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
18 Jun 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Myrtales Onagraceae
Published Name:
Oenothera avita (W.M. Klein) W.M. Klein subsp. avita
Oenothera californica subsp. avita W.M. Klein
Barcode:
00624785
USNM Number:
44521
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/384146d2f-99ea-49f8-8c88-130041fe1d3f
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2065142
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Oenothera avita subsp. californica (S. Watson) W.L. Wagner & Gandhi

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Place:
Near Indian Wells, Mojave Desert, Inyo, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
21 Jun 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Myrtales Onagraceae
Published Name:
Oenothera avita subsp. californica (S. Watson) W.L. Wagner & Gandhi
Oenothera californica (S. Watson) S. Watson subsp. californica
Barcode:
00624848
USNM Number:
44523
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35270d58b-c672-4b0a-aa2d-a9663a5d1fd3
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2065702
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Umbellularia californica (Hook. & Arn.) Nutt.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Place:
Tulare, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
27 Jul 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae (basal) Laurales Lauraceae
Published Name:
Umbellularia californica (Hook. & Arn.) Nutt.
Barcode:
01172003
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0282
USNM Number:
100475
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32d8609d4-a94d-447f-a535-75b2181c0a83
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Ehrendorferia chrysantha (Hook. & Arn.) Rylander

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville  Search this
Frederick Funston  Search this
Expedition:
Death Valley Expedition  Search this
Min. Elevation:
800  Search this
Place:
Valley of South Fork of Kern River., Kern, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
22 Jun 1891
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ranunculales Papaveraceae Fumarioideae
Published Name:
Ehrendorferia chrysantha (Hook. & Arn.) Rylander
Dicentra chrysantha (Hook.) Walp.
Barcode:
01172257
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0292
USNM Number:
3399
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31486471f-5112-4bec-9d70-892ac1069063
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10779332
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