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Mason Neck -- Gunston Hall

Former owner:
Hertle, Louis  Search this
Mason, George, 1725-1792  Search this
Architect:
Buckland, William, 1734-1774  Search this
Restoration architect:
Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955  Search this
Landscape architect:
Hopkins, Alden  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gunston Hall (Mason Neck, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Fairfax County -- Mason Neck
Scope and Contents:
Folders include worksheets, brochures, and copies of articles.

Five 35 mm. slides have not been catalogued. They include copies of images from Better Homes and Gardens America's Gardens (p. 22); brochure aerial view; and Historic Virginia Gardens (pp. 110-111, 300, and 301).
General:
George Mason built Gunston Hall between 1753 and 1755. The house and gardens remained in the Mason family until the 1860s. After the Civil War ended, owners worked to restore the house and gardens which were destroyed by troops. Louis Hertle added a perola, rose garden with hybrid tea roses, and a reflecting pool. By 1934, nothing remained of the eighteenth-century garden except for the box hedge. When the Garden Club of Virginia took over the garden restoration, the pools, fountains, figures, summer house, roses, and flowering cherry trees were removed. Four parterres along the boxwood walk were planted in dwarf box. Also, two Chinese Chippendale gazebos were built on the outer corners of the lower terrace. The gardens and museum are open to the public.
Persons associated with the property include: George Mason (former owner, 1755-1792); General Robert Gibson Smith or Colonel Edward Daniels (former owner, ca. 1870); Jospeh Specht (former owner); Paul Kester (former owner, 1907-1913); Louis Hertle (former owner, 1913-1949); Commonwealth of Virginia (owner); William Buckland (architect, ca. 1753); National Society of Colonial Dames (caretakers, 1932-present); Alden Hopkins (landscape designer, ca. 1950); Glenn Brown (architect for restorations of house and grounds, ca. 1912); Garden Club of Virginia (garden designers); William and Harvey Nursery (transplanting box, 1952); and Thurman Bushrod (gardener).
Related Materials:
Gunston Hall related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 glass lantern slides and 10 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Mason Neck  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb625fcaa7c-d5fb-4bbf-8e44-affd075ae63a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18938

[Gunston Hall]

Provenance:
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Gunston Hall (Mason Neck, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Fairfax County -- Mason Neck
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mount reads: "From National Geographic Society; Washington, D. C."
Historic plate number: "154."
Historic plate caption: "Gunston Gall Mr. Hertle."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Birdhouses  Search this
Box  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia -- Mason Neck  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA003006
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA003: Mason Neck -- Gunston Hall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6afb13e47-2824-41e4-a555-0881c9c0d627
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19971

[Gunston Hall]

Creator:
Hertle, Louis  Search this
Provenance:
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Gunston Hall (Mason Neck, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Fairfax County -- Mason Neck
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
From the National Geographic Society, Washington, D. C. No 35 mm slide.
Mount reads: "From National Geographic Society; Washington, D. C."
Historic plate number: "155."
Historic plate caption: "Gunston Gall Mr. Hertle."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
People  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Houses  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia -- Mason Neck  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA003007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA003: Mason Neck -- Gunston Hall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61397a537-b601-40cb-834a-0474c214e3bf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19972

[Gunston Hall]

Provenance:
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Gunston Hall (Mason Neck, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Fairfax County -- Mason Neck
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mount reads: "From National Geographic Society; Washington, D. C."
Historic plate number: "112."
Historic plate caption: "Gunston Hall."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Box  Search this
People  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia -- Mason Neck  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA003008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA003: Mason Neck -- Gunston Hall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65a500e3c-2b35-4cd5-a3ba-56030d6e04c5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19973

[Gunston Hall]

Provenance:
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Gunston Hall (Mason Neck, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Fairfax County -- Mason Neck
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Griswold, Mac and Weller, Eleanor. Golden Age of American Gardens. N. Y., N. Y.: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the Garden Club of America, 1991, p. 161.
Mount reads: "From National Geographic Society; Washington, D. C."
Historic plate number: "39; 161; 113."
Historic plate caption: "Gunston Hall."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Box  Search this
People  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Houses  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia -- Mason Neck  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA003009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA003: Mason Neck -- Gunston Hall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68e0acb79-9c6b-4c9d-be5a-c112f22270ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19974

[Gunston Hall]

Provenance:
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Gunston Hall (Mason Neck, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Fairfax County -- Mason Neck
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mount reads: "From National Geographic Society; Washington, D. C."
Historic plate number: "134[?]."
Historic plate caption: "Gunston Hall."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Box  Search this
Walkways  Search this
People  Search this
Trees  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Rivers  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia -- Mason Neck  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA003010
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA003: Mason Neck -- Gunston Hall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64b37aa6d-feae-4dc0-91fc-b721a9ddbd1a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19975

Millbrook -- Innisfree Garden

Former owner:
Beck, Walter, d. 1954  Search this
Beck, Marion, d. 1960  Search this
Landscape designer:
Beck, Walter, d. 1954  Search this
Landscape architect:
Collins, Lester, -1993  Search this
Foundation president:
Collins, Lester, -1993  Search this
Provenance:
Millbrook Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Innisfree Garden (Millbrook, N.Y.)
United States of America -- New York -- Dutchess County -- Millbrook
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, correspondence, and photocopies of correspondence, articles, and brochures about the garden.
General:
Established in 1930, Innisfree was designed and built by Walter Beck, a scholar-teacher-artist who was influenced by ancient Chinese garden art. Innisfree explores a Chinese garden design concept called a "cup garden," which has origins in Chinese paintings dating back a thousand years. The cup garden draws attention to something rare or beautiful. This special object is segregated by establishing an enclosure around it so that it can be enjoyed without distraction. A cup garden may be an enframed meadow, a lotus pool, or a single rock covered with lichens and sedums. At Innisfree the visitor strolls from one three-dimensional picture to another. Streams, waterfalls, terraces, retaining walls, rocks, and plants are used not only to define areas, but also to establish tension or motion. Although the cup garden idea came from China, Innisfree is unequivocally an American garden. The lake is glacial, most of the plant material is native, and the rocks have come from the immediate forest.
Persons associated with the garden include: Walter and Marion Beck (former owners and landscape designer [Walter Beck] 1930-1960) and Lester Collins (landscape architect and president, Innisfree Foundation, 1960-1993).
Related Materials:
Innisfree Garden related holdings consist of 3 folders (81 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Millbrook.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY397
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f15f610c-bebd-4f07-aacb-5d5f2ef370b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26866

Dinosaur Hunter: Smithsonian Scientist Matthew Carrano

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-09-29T13:27:28.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianVideos
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_RHyeVAhqeJk

Ethnomusicologist Mark van Tongeren Gives Lesson in Khöömei [Live at Folklife Festival 2002]

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2009-07-28T15:27:21.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more by:
smithsonianfolkways
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianfolkways
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_y6zDPypEoOk

Beni Amer boy of northwestern Ethiopia

Creator:
Blair, James P., photographer  Search this
Ethiopian Tourism Commission (Addis Ababa)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 14.5 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Beni Amer (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ethiopia
Date:
[ca. 1970]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "117 - Beni Amer boy of northwestern Ethopia."
Series title on verso reads: "13 Months of Sunshine."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Photograph: James P. Blair. / © 1965 National Geographic Society. / Produced by Ethiopian Tourism Commission, P.O. Box 2183, Addis Ababa."
Items EEPA ET-20-08 and EEPA ET-20-19 are duplicate postcards.
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-20-08
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Children  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA ET 1995-026-0027
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 18: Ethiopia (ET)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo710975653-9631-43b9-8668-d40a1cd0bdcf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4134

Beni Amer boy of northwestern Ethiopia

Creator:
Blair, James P., photographer  Search this
Ethiopian Tourism Commission (Addis Ababa)  Search this
Extent:
1 Postcard (halftone., col., 14.5 x 10.5 cm.)
Container:
Volume 1
Culture:
Beni Amer (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Postcards
Picture postcards
Place:
Africa
Ethiopia
Date:
[ca. 1970]
Scope and Contents:
Printed caption on verso reads: "117 - Beni Amer boy of northwestern Ethopia."
Series title on verso reads: "13 Months of Sunshine."
Additional printed text on verso reads: "Photograph: James P. Blair. / © 1965 National Geographic Society. / Produced by Ethiopian Tourism Commission, P.O. Box 2183, Addis Ababa."
Items EEPA ET-20-08 and EEPA ET-20-19 are duplicate postcards.
Local Numbers:
EEPA ET-20-19
General:
Title source: Postcard caption.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Hairstyles -- Africa  Search this
Children  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards
Collection Citation:
African Postcard collection, EEPA 1985-014, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-014, Item EEPA ET 2006-002-0006
See more items in:
African Postcard Collection
African Postcard Collection / Series 18: Ethiopia (ET)
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo79f70d479-bae4-4a52-a84b-d804c45fa840
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1985-014-ref4173

Medal, National Geographic Society Medal, Amelia Earhart

Manufacturer:
Medallic Art Company  Search this
Materials:
Overall: Bronze
Dimensions:
3-D: 0.4 × 6.2cm (3/16 × 2 7/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1932
Credit Line:
Gift of the Institute for Aeronautical Sciences
Inventory Number:
A19640145000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e6ace343-a60b-4063-a96c-a642ac76ca22
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19640145000
Online Media:

Pima/Papago/Seri/Opata

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Collection Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Extent:
3 Boxes
Culture:
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Seri  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Field notes
Vocabulary
Correspondence
Date:
1908-1946
Scope and Contents:
This subseries of the Mexico/Central America/South America series contains Harrington's research on Pima, Papago, Seri, and Opata. The materials consist of notes from secondary sources, notes on court cases, notes relating to Seri, records of placename trips, Pima and Papago linguistic notes, and miscellaneous notes and correspondence.

Early in his career Harrington compiled a "Pima Bibliography" and extracted ethnographic information on the Pima tribe from the writings of Edward S. Curtis--a typical citation reads "C 2 118"--and Frank Russell. In addition, he extracted animal and plant names from Russell's The Pima Indians (1908). Handwritten notes were also taken from Curtis' description of the Papago. Additional material from an unidentified source includes a 350-page series of typed texts of songs and speeches for various occasions. Categories include invitations to neighboring villages; notes on modern songs and ceremonials; and information on agricultural growth and harvest, deer hunting, salt, curing sugar, puberty, cleansing, superstitions, war and victory, pleasure and profit, and shamanism.

Notes on court cases pertain to Pueblo of Santa Rosa v. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of Interior in 1920. The case elicited a statement from J. Walter Fewkes on the ethnological and sociological differences between the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and the Pima and Papago Indians of Arizona and Sonora. Harrington's notes on these differences and a copy of the Fewkes report are filed with this body of material.

His Seri notes include an undated proposal for a "Lower California and Sonora Expedition" which was to be headed by Charles Sheldon for the National Geographic Society. There is also an information sheet from the American Consulate dated May 1924. Harrington did not participate in the expedition but his files contain a five-page Seri vocabulary recorded by Sheldon in December 1922, two pages of notes and sketches on baskets in the "Sheldon Collection," and a few ethnographic notes mentioning Sheldon. In addition, there are six pages of notes from conversations with Mr. [George] Heye regarding Seri artifacts.

This subseries also contains Harrington's notes from his placename trips through southern California and Arizona into Sonora, Mexico. There are excerpts from Fray Pedro Font's diary of those travels for the period October 3 to 6, 1775, as well as references to the historical studies of Bolton. In the course of his investigation, Harrington kept five notebooks which contain not only a sizable vocabulary of placenames but also a potpourri of peripheral information including data on geographical areas defined by the various Pima and Papago dialects. The diary of the trip--written in a mixture of English and Spanish--includes odometer readings, descriptions of the terrain, mentions of photographs taken, and sketch maps of the relative position of various sites. There are also notes of historical interest, as well as detailed floor plans and views of various churches which he visited. In addition to acquiring geographic and ethnographic material, Harrington also obtained a fairly extensive general vocabulary from Eduarda Majuri and Lola Bermudes. The terms elicited from them--evidently in the Opata language ("Op.")--are found in notebook number four.

Among his Pima and Papago linguistic files are notes from his interviews with Papago speakers Molly and Manual Williams. He recorded sixteen pages of random vocabulary and notes on phonetics. In addition, they responded to queries regarding placenames. This file also contains references to and excerpts from correspondence which Harrington had with "Jones" (possibly Mr. Jones Narcho, Tribal Secretary of the Papago), Father Bonaventure Oblasser (May 16, 1939), and a Mr. McFarland. The letters contain linguistic elaborations and etymologies of a brief list of placenames. There are also notes from his interview with Ernest McCray, superintendent at the San Carlos Indian Reservation. Mr. Rudolph Johnson, a Pima interpreter and warehouse keeper at Sacaton Reservation, was also present. Papago data were obtained from Roswell Manuel, described as an Indian policeman at Sells Agency and a deputy on the Papago Indian Reservation. In a separate session with Mr. Johnson, Harrington continued a discussion of placenames and tribenames and reheard data obtained from Luis Lopez. (The two men had further contact through correspondence in September 1948.) Additional information on the location of certain tribes was secured from a Pima speaker identified as Mr. King, who was an employee at Casa Grande Monument, some sixteen miles from Sacaton Agency. During the same time period, Harrington made ethnobotanical notes on an unpublished paper on the botany of Arizona by Robert H. Peebles (also spelled "Peoples"). He also made reading notes on "Southwestern Beans and Teparies" (1912) by G. F. Freeman, of the Agricultural Experiment Station. In 1946 Harrington utilized a list of Pima rancherias from Hodge's "Handbook" (1910) and a map from Herbert Eugene Bolton's Rim of Christendom (1936) as a basis for rehearing Pima placenames with informants Simon Jackson (abbreviated "Jackson") and Henry Shurz (abbreviated "Henry"). Related notes include rehearings of data from Ohue, an early informant for Chemehuevi; miscellaneous biographical references; reading notes; and a map of Arizona.

Harrington's file of miscellany contains correspondence from 1947 and 1948, mostly regarding tribenames. Included are copies of letters exchanged with Louis Karpinsky of the University of Michigan; J. Alden Mason; Paul Lewis, an interpreter at the Pima Agency at Sacaton; and Rudolph Johnson, whom he had interviewed some ten years before. There are also brief notes dated 1947 on maps of the Southwest. These relate to photostatic copies of maps showing routes of the early Spanish explorers. There are two pages of notes on phonetics taken from the works of Juan Dolores.
Biographical / Historical:
John P. Harrington's interest in the languages of the U.S.-Mexican border began in the early period of his work in the Southwest--around 1908 to 1911--when he examined the work of Frank Russell and Edward Curtis on the Pima. Early in the first year of his employment with the Bureau of American Ethnology, he expressed a desire to visit the Pima Reservation, but the proposed trip evidently did not materialize.

In 1924 Harrington hoped to participate in a National Geographic Society expedition to Lower California and Sonora for the purpose of securing linguistic and ethnographic data on the Seri. The party, headed by Charles Sheldon, was to include Harrington as linguist and his friend Paul Vogenitz as ethnologist, botanist, and zoologist. The trip did not take place, or Harrington at least did not participate in it.

It was not until six years later that Harrington first traveled through the territory of the Pima and Papago tribes. In the spring of 1930, with Henry Cervantes as his assistant and chauffeur and Joe Moore as his auto mechanic, he began a placename trip following the route of the Anza expedition of 1775 -1776. Departing from Salinas, California, on March 18, they proceeded by way of Yuma, Tubac, and Nogales, Arizona, to Sonora, Mexico. Harrington later reported that they had covered 872 miles of desert driving.

In the course of this placename trip, Harrington minutely described each day's route and often illustrated it with a roughly sketched map. Included in the itinerary were stops at Casitas, Querobabi, Chupisonora, Opodepi, Camou, and Imuris. In a letter to Matthew W. Stirling giving a detailed account of his travels, Harrington mentioned interviews with the following individuals: Jose Santallanez (nicknamed "El Huero"), Lino A. Parra, Angel Coronado, the Reverend Ubarola (elsewhere given as "Eustaquio Ebarola"), Adolfo Islas, Maria Viuda de Sanchez (possibly Nazaria Sanchez de Urias of the fieldnotes), Professor Cerapio Davila, and Rafael Curella. Expense accounts and the notes themselves list numerous other informants.

In January 1931, Harrington received authorization to follow Anza's route through Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico. His annual reports indicate, however, that he spent most of the year in California.

At a California Exposition on Treasure Island in June 1939, Harrington had occasion to record a Papago vocabulary from Manuel and Molly Williams of the Papago Reservation at Sells, Arizona. Later in the fall he worked in the area of Arizonac Ranch and Arizonac Creek recording additional Papago terms, as well as Pima placenames. His Ietters to the B.A.E. list Harry Karns, Joe Wise, and his son Knight at Nogales; Lucio Napoleon, a ninety-year-old Papago; Cirildo T. Soto at Saric; and Captain Luis Lopez, head chief of the Papago of northern Sonora, as informants. He also mentioned making rapid progress under Mr. Jones Narcho, tribal secretary of the Papago. The notes themseives only mention Mr. and Mrs. Williams.

Harrington was again in the Southwest between February and July of 1946, in the Sacaton, Arizona, region. At this time most of his efforts were devoted to rehearings in the Pima and Papago languages.
Local Numbers:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
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Topic:
Pima language  Search this
Tohono O'odham dialect  Search this
Seri language  Search this
Opata language  Search this
Names, Geographical  Search this
Names, Ethnological  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Vocabulary
Correspondence
Collection Citation:
John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The preferred citation for the Harrington Papers will reference the actual location within the collection, i.e. Box 172, Alaska/Northwest Coast, Papers of John Peabody Harrington, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

However, as the NAA understands the need to cite phrases or vocabulary on specific pages, a citation referencing the microfilmed papers is acceptable. Please note that the page numbering of the PDF version of the Harrington microfilm does not directly correlate to the analog microfilm frame numbers. If it is necessary to cite the microfilmed papers, please refer to the specific page number of the PDF version, as in: Papers of John Peabody Harrington, Microfilm: MF 7, R34 page 42.
Identifier:
NAA.1976-95, Subseries 7.1
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John Peabody Harrington Papers
John Peabody Harrington Papers / Series 7: Mexico/Central America/South America
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37211173f-e714-4336-9666-8b3c120ba277
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1976-95-ref15085

Aleut Sound Recording

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Marr, John Paul (assistant)  Search this
Informant:
Merkulieva, Agripina  Search this
Stepatin, Irskiy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Extent:
1 Disc (17.5in)
Culture:
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Discs
Sound recordings
Place:
Saint Paul Island (Alaska)
Date:
1941
Scope and Contents:
Side 1 (A): Story telling how Agripina's deceased husband's brother once got lost while trapping foxes, translated by Irskiy Stepatin. Merkulieva and Stepatin translate portions of and comment on a National Geographic Society bird book. Side 2 (B): Continuation of bird book and begin [Josiah] Keep's shell book.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.00003885
Funding note:
Digitization and preparation of these materials for online access has been funded through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.
Local Note:
Aluminum disc
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Aleut language  Search this
Unangax̂  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Collection Citation:
John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The preferred citation for the Harrington Papers will reference the actual location within the collection, i.e. Box 172, Alaska/Northwest Coast, Papers of John Peabody Harrington, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

However, as the NAA understands the need to cite phrases or vocabulary on specific pages, a citation referencing the microfilmed papers is acceptable. Please note that the page numbering of the PDF version of the Harrington microfilm does not directly correlate to the analog microfilm frame numbers. If it is necessary to cite the microfilmed papers, please refer to the specific page number of the PDF version, as in: Papers of John Peabody Harrington, Microfilm: MF 7, R34 page 42.
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John Peabody Harrington Papers / John Peabody Harrington Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3dd932ae5-0100-49c9-ab25-e7d1d161b38f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1976-95-ref17257
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Campylopus leucognodes (Müll. Hal.) Paris

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
O. F. Cook  Search this
G. B. Gilbert  Search this
Min. Elevation:
3600  Search this
Place:
Yale University-National Geographic Society Peruvian Expedition of 1914-15. Lucumayo Valley., Peru, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
18 Jun 1915
Taxonomy:
Plantae Bryophyta Bryopsida Dicranales Dicranaceae
Published Name:
Campylopus leucognodes (Müll. Hal.) Paris
Barcode:
04489644
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/356e687e8-981d-4abc-8432-3ee1f2709db8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16428580

Campylopus mittenii (Müll. Hal.) A. Jaeger

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
H. Bingham  Search this
Place:
Yale University-National Geographic Society Peruvian Expedition of 1914-15. Above Arma Valley., Peru, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
Jul 1915
Taxonomy:
Plantae Bryophyta Bryopsida Dicranales Dicranaceae
Published Name:
Campylopus mittenii (Müll. Hal.) A. Jaeger
Barcode:
04489662
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b1fb01bf-329f-4bc2-a4e5-82dd4f942af2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16428598

Hymenostylium curvirostre var. commutatum

Biogeographical Region:
36 - China North-central  Search this
Collector:
Ren-Chang Ching  Search this
Max. Elevation:
3300  Search this
Min. Elevation:
3000  Search this
Place:
Kansu Province. National Geographic Society Central China Expedition. La Chang K'ou, near Sining., Gansu, China, Asia-Temperate
Collection Date:
24 Jul 1923 to 25 Jul 1923
Taxonomy:
Plantae Bryophyta Bryopsida Pottiales Pottiaceae
Published Name:
Hymenostylium curvirostre var. commutatum
Barcode:
04504600
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39a7dede3-75b5-4374-8cad-199061ce3ee5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16424274

Fissidens crispus Mont.

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
O. F. Cook  Search this
G. B. Gilbert  Search this
Min. Elevation:
3000  Search this
Place:
Yale University-National Geographic Society Peruvian Expedition of 1914-15, in cooperation with The United States Department of Agriculture. Ollantaytambo., Peru, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
15 May 1915
Taxonomy:
Plantae Bryophyta Bryopsida Dicranales Fissidentaceae
Published Name:
Fissidens crispus Mont.
Barcode:
04486140
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3efe20c73-7ab1-4079-b795-38c3534fec17
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16420646

Fissidens rigidulus Hook. f. & P. Wilson

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
O. F. Cook  Search this
G. B. Gilbert  Search this
Min. Elevation:
3000  Search this
Place:
Yale University-National Geographic Society Peruvian Expedition of 1914-15. Ollantaytambo., Peru, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
11 May 1915
Taxonomy:
Plantae Bryophyta Bryopsida Dicranales Fissidentaceae
Published Name:
Fissidens rigidulus Hook. f. & P. Wilson
Barcode:
04486442
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/325a40deb-0c5f-4f7f-871f-4fa3271fe441
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16420933

Census reports ... Twelfth census of the United States, taken in the year 1900. William R. Merriam, director ..

Author:
United States Census Office Census (12th : 1900)  Search this
Merriam, William Rush 1849-1931  Search this
Hunt, William C (William Chamberlin) 1856-1929  Search this
King, William Alexander 1856-1906  Search this
Powers, Le Grand 1847-1933  Search this
North, S. N. D (Simon Newton Dexter) 1849-1924  Search this
Physical description:
10 v. plates, maps, tables, diagrs. (part col.) 30 cm
Type:
Books
Census, 12th, 1900
Place:
United States
Date:
1901
1901-02
Call number:
HA201 1900.B1X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_199677

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