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A nomenclature of colors for naturalists and compendium of useful knowledge for ornithologists by Robert Ridgway ; with ten colored plates and seven plates of outline illustrations

Author:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929  Search this
Former owner:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown),) 1851-1896 DSI  Search this
Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916 DSI  Search this
Miller, Gerrit S (Gerrit Smith),) 1869-1956 DSI  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978 DSI  Search this
Inscriber:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
129 pages, XVII leaves of plates illustrations (some color) 22 cm
Type:
Terminology
Date:
1886
Topic:
Birds--Anatomy  Search this
Birds--Color  Search this
Color in nature  Search this
Color  Search this
Colors  Search this
Ornithology--Terminology  Search this
Watercolor painting--Technique  Search this
Zoological specimens  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Call number:
QL45 .R54 1886
QL767 .R54 1886
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_272608

Portrait of Robert Ridgway (1850-1929)

Creator:
Ulke Bros  Search this
Subject:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929  Search this
Physical description:
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs); 4 x 2.5;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1873
April 1873
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27E_009]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404153
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Portrait of Robert Ridgway (1850-1929) in His Office

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 4;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1887
August 1887
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27E_010]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404154
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Portrait of Robert Ridgway (1850-1929) and William Brewster (1851-1919)

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929  Search this
Brewster, William 1851-1919  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 7;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1890
1890s
Topic:
Portraits, Group  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27E_011]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404155
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Group Portrait of Robert Ridgway, Bradshaw Hall Swales, and Charles Wallace Richmond

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929  Search this
Swales, Bradshaw Hall 1875-1928  Search this
Richmond, Charles Wallace 1868-1932  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 7;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1928
Before 1928
Topic:
Portraits, Group  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27E_012]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Undetermined
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404156
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs

Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Names:
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Photographer:
Averell, William H.  Search this
Coe, Wesley R. (Wesley Roswell), 1869-1960  Search this
Cole, Leon J. (Leon Jacob), 1877-1948  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Devereux, W. B.  Search this
Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918  Search this
Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909  Search this
Keen, Dora, 1871-  Search this
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)  Search this
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929  Search this
Artist:
Schreyvogel, Charles, 1861-1912  Search this
Extent:
396 Lantern slides
286 Photographic prints
1 Map
Culture:
Suquamish  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Yakutat Tlingit  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Apache  Search this
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik)  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Alaskan Eskimo  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Maps
Place:
British Columbia
Siberia (Russia)
Alaska
Date:
1898-1900
1903
1914
bulk 1899-1899
Summary:
The Mary Harriman Rumsey collection largely consists of photographic prints and lantern slides documenting the Harriman Expedition to Alaska in summer 1899. These depict members of the expedition and Alaskan scenery and people. The collection also includes scenic photographs of Alaska taken by Dora Keen in 1914 and photographs of Blackfeet, Hopi, Apache, and Suquamish Indians made by Edward Curtis in 1900 and 1903.
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the collection comprises photographic prints, lantern slides, and one map documenting the Harriman Alaska Expedition from May to July of 1899. These photographs were made by members of the expedition, most prominently its official photographer Edward S. Curtis, funder Edward Henry Harriman, and lead scientist C. Hart Merriam. They depict Alaskan scenery, members of the expedition, and Native people and settlements that they encountered. Mary Harriman Rumsey's collection also includes later platinum prints of American Indians made and signed by Curtis (1900, 1903), photographs of glaciers in Alaska by Dora Keen (1914), a photograph of a painting by Charles Schreyvogel (1903), and a photograph of White Pass by Arthur Clarence Pillsbury (1898).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series: photographs relating to the Harriman Expedition; photographs of Alaska that were not made on the Harriman Expedition; and other photographs relating to American Indians. The Harriman series is arranged in a rough chronological order.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934) was an important American philanthropist and the oldest child of railroad tycoon Edward Henry Harriman. In 1901, while studying at Barnard College, she co-founded the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements (later named the Junior League of the City of New York), which facilitated charitable work by privileged women among New York's impoverished groups. Rumsey's efforts lead to the establishment of the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. in 1921. Additionally, Rumsey co-founded Today magazine with her brother Averell Harriman and others, and in 1933 she chaired the Consumer Advisory Board of the National Recovery Administration.

In 1899, Mary Harriman was among the Harriman family members who accompanied the Harriman Alaska Expedition. Originally planned as a bear-hunting trip for the family, the expedition, was funded by Edward Henry Harriman and organized with the help of ethnographer and naturalist Clinton Hart Merriam. The party of accomplished scientists, naturalists, photographers, artists, and writers cruised from British Columbia to Siberia and back on a private ship, the SS George W. Elder, in June and July of 1899. The scientists' findings were published in the thirteen-volume Harriman Alaska Series, and Harriman also paid the expedition's official photographer, Edward S. Curtis, to compile souvenir albums from the over 5,000 photographs made during the course of the expedition.
Related Materials:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives, University of Washington Special Collections, and Library of Congress have photo albums relating to the Harriman Alaska Expedition. The SI Archives also holds the Harriman Alaska Expedition Collection and photogravure plates from the Harriman Alaska Series.

NMAI holds photogravure plates and proofs made from Edward Curtis's later photographs and Frederick Dellenbaugh's expedition notes in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records. The National Anthropological Archives also holds Curtis photographs and papers.
Separated Materials:
The following materials were also part of Mary Harriman Rumsey's estate, gifted to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in 1934. Where possible, their current locations have been noted.

33 artifacts, most of which were likely collected in Alaska by the Harriman Alaska Expedition, are now housed in the NMAI object collection (catalog numbers 18/6460 - 18/6494)

A set of Harriman Alaska Expedition books, probably now in the Cornell University Libraries

4 phonograph records

A bundle of botanical specimens
Provenance:
This collection was donated as part of the estate of Mary Harriman Rumsey to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in May 1934.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive 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 Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, 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.
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
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National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-053
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A history of North American birds / by S. F. Baird, T. M. Brewer, and R. Ridgway

Author:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Brewer, T. M (Thomas Mayo) 1814-1880  Search this
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929  Search this
Artist:
Sheppard, Edwin L. -1904  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
North America
Date:
1905
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL681 .B16h 1905
QL681.B16h 1905
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_67977

Contributions to the natural history of Alaska results of investigations made chiefly in the Yukon district and the Aleutian Islands; conducted under the auspices of the Signal Service, United States Army, extending from May, 1874, to August, 1881 prepared under the direction of W.B. Hazen, Chief Signal Officer of the Army, by L.M. Turner

Author:
Turner, Lucien M (Lucien McShan)  Search this
Author:
Hazen, William Babcock 1830-1887  Search this
Illustrator:
Ridgway, John L. 1859-1947  Search this
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929  Search this
Physical description:
226 pages, 15, XI leaves of plates illustrations (some color) 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1886
Topic:
Meteorology  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
QH105.A4 T94 1886
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1043840

MS 950 Washo vocabularies in Department of the Interior schedule

Creator:
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929  Search this
Powers, Stephen, 1840-1904  Search this
Extent:
8 Leaves
Culture:
Washo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Leaves
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Clerk's copy in parallel columns, in U. S. Department of Interior printed schedule, evidently from Numbers 778 and 951.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 950
General:
Previously titled "Washo vocabularies."
Citation:
Manuscript 950, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS950
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms950

MS 778 Washoe, Pi-ute, Shoshonie vocabulary in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary schedule

Creator:
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929  Search this
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
Paiute  Search this
Washo Indians  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Recorded in Comparative Vocabulary. Title in hand of Gatschet. Includes a dialect of Paviotso ("Truckee River near Pyramid Lake.")
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 778
Local Note:
manuscript document
General:
Previously titled "Washoe, Pi-ute, Shoshonie vocabulary."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 778, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS778
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms778

Building designs "$3500 houses" R.W. Shoppell, architect

Title:
Latest descriptive price list of Shoppell's modern house designs
"$3500 houses" building designs
Descriptive price list of Shoppell's modern house designs
Shoppell's modern house designs
Author:
Shoppell, R. W (Robert W.)  Search this
Former owner:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929 DSI  Search this
Author:
Co-operative Building Plan Association  Search this
Subject:
Shoppell, R. W (Robert W.)  Search this
Shoppell, R. W (Robert W.)  Search this
Physical description:
[8] pages, [34] leaves of plates illustrations, plans 37 cm
Type:
Designs and plans
Catalogs
Date:
1889
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Call number:
NA7207 .S56 1889c
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1028072

Building designs "$3000 houses" R.W. Shoppell, architect

Title:
Latest descriptive price list of Shoppell's modern house designs
"$3000 houses" building designs
Descriptive price list of Shoppell's modern house designs
Shoppell's modern house designs
Author:
Shoppell, R. W (Robert W.)  Search this
Former owner:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929 DSI  Search this
Author:
Co-operative Building Plan Association  Search this
Subject:
Shoppell, R. W (Robert W.)  Search this
Shoppell, R. W (Robert W.)  Search this
Physical description:
[8] pages, [29] leaves of plates illustrations, plans 37 cm
Type:
Designs and plans
Catalogs
Architectural drawings
Place:
United States
Date:
1889
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Call number:
NA7207 .S56 1889b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1028073

Building designs "$2500 houses" R.W. Shoppell, architect

Title:
Descriptive price list of Shoppell's modern house designs
"$2500 houses" building designs
Price list of Shoppell's modern house designs
Shoppell's modern house designs
Author:
Shoppell, R. W (Robert W.)  Search this
Former owner:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929 DSI  Search this
Author:
Co-operative Building Plan Association  Search this
Subject:
Shoppell, R. W (Robert W.)  Search this
Shoppell, R. W (Robert W.)  Search this
Physical description:
[8] pages, [17] leaves of plates illustrations, plans 37 cm
Type:
Designs and plans
Catalogs
Architectural drawings
Place:
United States
Date:
189u
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Call number:
NA7207 .S56 1889
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1028074

How to build, furnish and decorate consisting of elevations and plans for houses, barns, and every description of outbuilding, accompanied with clear and concise instructions : also, a complete treatise on house furnishing and decoration

Title:
How to build, furnish & decorate
Author:
Shoppell, R. W (Robert W.)  Search this
Former owner:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929 DSI  Search this
Author:
Co-operative Building Plan Association  Search this
Subject:
Shoppell, R. W (Robert W.)  Search this
Shoppell, R. W (Robert W.)  Search this
Physical description:
[34], 34, [60], 20 pages illustrations, plans 35 cm
Type:
Designs and plans
Catalogs
Architectural drawings
Place:
United States
Date:
1883
1886
19th century
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Barns  Search this
Farm buildings--Designs and plans  Search this
Farm buildings  Search this
Furniture design--History  Search this
Interior decoration--History  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Call number:
NA7207 .S56 1883b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1028077

Progress-report upon geographical and geological explorations and surveys west of the one hundredth meridian, in 1872 under the direction of Brig. Gen. A.A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers, United States Army by George M. Wheeler

Title:
Engineer Department, United States Army
Explorations and surveys west of the one-hundredth meridian
Author:
Wheeler, George M (George Montague) 1842-1905  Search this
Former owner:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929 DSI  Search this
Presenter:
Wheeler, George M (George Montague) 1842-1905  Search this
Author:
Wheeler, George M (George Montague) 1842-1905  Search this
United States Army Corps of Engineers  Search this
Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
56 pages, [6] leaves of plates (1 folded) illustrations, maps 30 cm
Type:
Books
Surveys
Place:
United States
West (U.S.)
West United States
Date:
1874
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Surveys  Search this
Call number:
QE74 .W44 1874
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1022614

Robert Ridgway Papers

Creator::
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929  Search this
Extent:
0.69 cu. ft. (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of seven original watercolors of birds by ornithologist Robert Ridgway.
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Birds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-062, Robert Ridgway Papers
Identifier:
Accession 18-062
See more items in:
Robert Ridgway Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-062

Box 1

Collection Creator::
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-062, Robert Ridgway Papers
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Robert Ridgway Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-062-refidd1e183

Aves Rarissimae Plate: Cooper's Sandpiper, Tringa cooperi (Baird)

Collection Creator::
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-062, Robert Ridgway Papers
See more items in:
Robert Ridgway Papers
Robert Ridgway Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-062-refidd1e191

Aves Rarissimae Plate: Pallas's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax perspicillatus (Pallas) [note on back]

Collection Creator::
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-062, Robert Ridgway Papers
See more items in:
Robert Ridgway Papers
Robert Ridgway Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-062-refidd1e203

Aves Rarissimae Plate IV: Lawrence's Warbler, Helminthophila lawrencei (Herrick)

Collection Creator::
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-062, Robert Ridgway Papers
See more items in:
Robert Ridgway Papers
Robert Ridgway Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa18-062-refidd1e215

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