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MS 7207 Catalog of specimens collected by Edward Palmer

Creator:
Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911  Search this
Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910  Search this
Culture:
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Southeast -- artifacts
Date:
ca. 1884
Scope and Contents:
Includes specimen numbers and notes. The material was collected in the South from whites and Indians, including Choctaws and Catawbas. Also includes transmittal letter, Cyrus Thomas to Spencer F. Baird, November 21, 1884.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7207, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7207
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7207

United States Army Medical Museum photographs of skulls

Creator:
Army Medical Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Collector:
Billings, John Shaw, 1838-1913  Search this
Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887  Search this
Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905  Search this
Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Rolleston, George, 1829-1881  Search this
Schumacher, Paul J. F.  Search this
Depicted:
Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882  Search this
Extent:
100 Negatives (circa, glass)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ute Indians -- depicted  Search this
Chinook  Search this
Choptank Indians -- depicted  Search this
Dakota Indians -- depicted  Search this
Eskimos -- depicted  Search this
Tonkawa Indians -- depicted  Search this
Africans -- United States -- depicted  Search this
Potawatomi Indians -- depicted  Search this
Taiwan aborigines -- depicted  Search this
Pomo Indians -- depicted  Search this
Taiwanese -- depicted  Search this
Pueblo Indians -- depicted  Search this
Nisqually Indians -- depicted  Search this
Hawaiians -- depicted  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographs
Date:
probably 1870s-1880s
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of skulls in the United States Army Medical Museum collection, which appear to have been collected for physical anthropological purposes. Included are archeological remains and remains of historical American Indian tribes and some other ethnic groups. Other than tribe or location, data for the specimens include Army Medical Museum specimen number, AMM negative number, and sex; for some, there is also collection data and information on physical or medical conditions. There are also notes identifying donors who included army officers, physicians, scientists, and explorers such as Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, Edward Palmer, Frederic Ward Putnam, George Rolleston, Paul Schumacher, and many others. Some of the photographs may have been made as part of the Army Medical Museumʹs program of distributing images of its specimens.

Represented are Africans, Chinook, Choptank, Dakota, Eskimo of Greenland, Taiwanese peoples, Hawaiians, Hidatsa, Nisqually, Philippine peoples, Ponca, Potowatomi, Pueblo, Tonkawa, and Ute. Archeological specimens are from the Aleutian Islands, California, the Dakotas, England (Roman period), Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, Peru, Vancouver Island, and Vermont. For some, there is also information about the status or physical condition of the individual or observations of medical conditions shown in the specimens. Some additional photographs appear to show specimens at the American Museum of Natural History.
Biographical/Historical note:
The United States Army Medical Museum (AMM, renamed the National Museum of Health and Medicine in 1989) was established by US Army Surgeon General William A. Hammond in 1862. Its initial focus was on collecting specimens of unusual pathology, mostly taken from victims of the American Civil War. By 1867, the museum had expanded to include medical, microsopical, anatomical, comparative anatomics, and other sections. The anatomical collection grew in part as a result of Circular No. 2 of 1867, which authorized military medical officers to collect cranial specimens from deceased American Indians. Additionally, the AMM made an arrangement with the Smithsonian Institution, by which the Smithsonian transferred their collection of human remains in exchange for ethnological artifacts. AMM photographed and measured many of the specimens in its collection as part of the museum's anthropological research.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 73-26C, NAA Photo Lot 73-26D
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs previously filed in Photo Lot 73-26D have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 73-26C. These are also Army Medical Museum negatives of skulls and form part of this collection.
Additional Army Medical Museum photographs of skulls can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 6A, Photo Lot 6B, Photo Lot 78-42, Photo Lot 83-41, and Photo Lot 97.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 73-26C, United States Army Medical Museum photographs of skulls, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-26C
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-73-26c

MS 244 Caddo vocabulary 1868 ?

Creator:
Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911  Search this
Extent:
211 Items (terms )
11 Pages
Culture:
Caddo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Biographical / Historical:
Presumably collected in 1868, when Palmer was in Indian Territory. See Rogers McVaugh, Edward Palmer: Plant Explorer of the American West, 1956, Chapter 5 and Appendix 4.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 244
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 244, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS244
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms244

Anonymous Comanche drawing of two Comanche men wearing breastplates

Collector:
Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (watercolor, 24 x 23 cm.)
Culture:
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
1868
Scope and Contents:
One drawing on one leaf of unruled paper. The drawing depicts two men wearing breastplates. One of the men is wearing face paint and holding a mirror board. The other man is wearing a set of hairplates. The drawing is inscribed "Drawings Made by a Comanche Indian" and "Presentd by Dr E Palmer".
Biographical / Historical:
In 1868, Dr. Edward Palmer was hired to serve as the agency physician at the newly established Kiowa and Comanche Agency in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Palmer and the rest of the agency personnel set out in January, arriving in the vicinity of Ft. Cobb on February 19th. The agent, Colonel Leavenworth, dismissed Palmer on May 4th, complaining that he spent too much time collecting zoological and botanical specimens and not enough tending to the medical needs of the Kiowa and Comanche. Following his dismissal, Palmer took up residence at the adjacent Wichita Agency. In early June, Palmer received word that some of the Kiowa and Comanche were plotting to kill him. Consequently, he left the Wichita Agency and travelled to Cherokee Town. From Cherokee Town Palmer made several excursions to collect specimens. He left Indian Territory in September, arriving back in Leavenworth, Kansas on October 10, 1868. In addition to the zoological and botanical specimens Palmer collected during his stint in Indian Territory, he also acquired ethnological specimens from the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita. For further biographic information, see Rogers McVaugh, Edward Palmer - Plant Explorer of the American West, University of Oklahoma Press, 1956, pp. 35-40. For additional information on the ethnological materials Palmer collected in 1868, see Candace Greene, Southern Plains Graphic Art before the Reservation. American Indian Art Magazine 22(3):49, 1997.
Local Numbers:
OPPS NEG 91-2261

OPPS SLIDE 91-2261

NAA INV 08500400

OPPS NEG BAE 1781

NAA MS 127601
Local Note:
The drawing was created in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). It was likely collected somewhere between Fort Cobb and the Wichita and Kiowa and Comanche agencies in Eureka Valley (Anadarko, Oklahoma). The date and place of creation were assigned based on information regarding Dr. Palmer's travells in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). This information was drawn from: Rogers McVaugh, Edward Palmer - Plant Explorer of the American West, University of Oklahoma Press, 1956, pp. 35-40. pp. 35-40.
Place:
United States Oklahoma.
United States Indian Territory.
Album Information:
MS 127601
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 127,601, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS127601
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms127601
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Poa pratensis L.

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Shoshone., Idaho, United States, North America
Collection Date:
10 Jun 1893
Common name:
June grass
Kentucky blue grass
Kentucky bluegrass
spear grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa pratensis L.
Barcode:
04062412
USNM Number:
918670
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b92a5bd5-cb98-4d28-9d8a-e75ef4e7ab92
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15868409

Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Tulare Co., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1892
Common name:
rabbit's-foot grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf.
Barcode:
04033657
USNM Number:
3614493
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3400750fa-6aec-43f7-8650-96f7b6644f19
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15862256

Poa fendleriana subsp. longiligula (Scribn. & T.A. Williams) Soreng

Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Unknown
Collection Date:
1871
Common name:
muttongrass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa fendleriana subsp. longiligula (Scribn. & T.A. Williams) Soreng
Barcode:
04057942
USNM Number:
748881
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3dd90e61b-6561-4f42-9fa5-39df4e61a231
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15856150

Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv.

Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Southern Utah, Northern Arizona, etc., United States, North America
Collection Date:
1877
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv.
Barcode:
04039059
USNM Number:
725961
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/309ecff04-7696-4afe-80a1-75143b3a0a26
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15814187

Calamagrostis montanensis Scribn. ex Vasey

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Arco., Idaho, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Jun 1893
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Calamagrostis montanensis Scribn. ex Vasey
Barcode:
04029137
USNM Number:
843708
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3da615a93-f0d2-4ad1-b875-6c4b12711c3c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15807997

Agrostis gigantea Roth

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Near Mt. Shasta., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1892
Common name:
redtop
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Agrostis gigantea Roth
Barcode:
04019833
USNM Number:
838242
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35a3afed3-f048-4f84-a97b-c4a8bd0a16ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15802587

Agrostis exarata Trin.

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Shoshone., Idaho, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Jun 1893
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Agrostis exarata Trin.
Barcode:
04018479
USNM Number:
838870
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/317138dc6-e0d5-429d-9c18-d69d6fc9d3b8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15801198

Festuca myuros var. hirsuta (Hack.) Asch. & Graebn.

Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Flora of Lower California. Guadalupe Island., Baja California, Mexico, North America
Collection Date:
1889
Common name:
rat-tail fescue
rat-tail six-weeks grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Festuca myuros var. hirsuta (Hack.) Asch. & Graebn.
Vulpia myuros (L.) C.C. Gmel.
Barcode:
01222899
USNM Number:
825580
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OCR Data Entry Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a9c22a10-3006-4087-83f1-c2108cd3cc27
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11216749
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Festuca octoflora var. hirtella Piper

Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Baja California, Mexico, North America
Collection Date:
1889
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Festuca octoflora var. hirtella Piper
Vulpia octoflora var. hirtella (Piper) Henrard
Barcode:
01222901
USNM Number:
949235
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33b65e5ec-91d7-446b-8353-2f4fe27378a8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11216751
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Poa bigelovii Vasey & Scribn., nom. illeg.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Arizona, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1876
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa bigelovii Vasey & Scribn., nom. illeg.
Barcode:
01193439
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0600
USNM Number:
914300
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GPI : Historical Collections
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35853ec52-3427-4d02-a5c3-e829e29b5e7a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11033568
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Poa pratensis L.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Near Mt. Shasta, California., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1892
Common name:
June grass
Kentucky blue grass
Kentucky bluegrass
spear grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa pratensis L.
Barcode:
00878147
USNM Number:
918923
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3815a026a-3e12-49a3-a753-8da3c8baf6cf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10181894
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Festuca octoflora var. glauca (Nutt.) Fernald

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Southern California., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1888
Common name:
Six Weeks Fescue
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Festuca octoflora var. glauca (Nutt.) Fernald
Festuca octoflora Walter
Barcode:
00887592
USNM Number:
556168
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3759e6390-5da6-49bf-8594-6aa8011c5fc8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10182217
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Holcus lanatus L.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Near Mt. Shasta, California., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1892
Common name:
common velvet grass
common velvetgrass
velvet grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Holcus lanatus L.
Barcode:
00878252
USNM Number:
863971
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/392fd017b-09bf-47c8-940e-fe3cbc3b71a4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10181954
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Agrostis idahoensis Nash

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
S California., California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1888
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Agrostis idahoensis Nash
Barcode:
00887598
USNM Number:
839761
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/311a6bc18-7148-49f3-b655-9bfd04c20be6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10178061
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Agrostis exarata Trin.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Cuyamaca Mts, California., San Diego, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1889
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Agrostis exarata Trin.
Barcode:
00878245
USNM Number:
838888
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35897c252-5375-484a-99c7-ec7a05150d06
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10178120
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Agrostis pallens Trin.

Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Edward Palmer  Search this
Place:
Near Mt. Shasta, California., Siskiyou, California, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1892
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Agrostis pallens Trin.
Agrostis diegoensis Vasey
Barcode:
00878289
USNM Number:
838570
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3377aca88-72b2-4ff7-b140-1eea107e451b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10178203
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