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MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers

Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Correspondent:
La Flesche family  Search this
Aldrich, Charles F.  Search this
Alexander, Hartley B.  Search this
Allen, James T.  Search this
Andrews, Gleorge L.  Search this
Armstrong, S.C.  Search this
Ashley, Robert H.  Search this
Atkins, John D.C.  Search this
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Bowditch, Charles P. (Charles Pickering), 1842-1921  Search this
Brinton, Daniel G. (Daniel Garrison), 1837-1899  Search this
Brown, George LeRoy  Search this
Burlin, Natalie Curtis, 1875-1921  Search this
Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946  Search this
Copley, John T.  Search this
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Dawes, E.S.  Search this
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957  Search this
Dixon, Roland Burrage, 1875-1934  Search this
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895  Search this
Dunbar, John Brown, 1841-1914  Search this
Ellinwood, F.F.  Search this
Farabee, William Curtis, 1865-1925  Search this
Farley, Caryl E.  Search this
Farley, Rosalie La Flesche  Search this
Farwell, Arthur  Search this
Fellowes, R.S.  Search this
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Fillmore, John Comfort, 1843-1898  Search this
Fillmore, L.H.  Search this
Fillmore, Thomas Hill  Search this
Freire-Marreco, Barbara W. (Barbara Whitchurch), 1879-1967  Search this
Gay, E. Jane  Search this
Griffith, Elmer C.  Search this
Guthrie, William Norman  Search this
Hale, Horatio, 1817-1896  Search this
Hall, C.C.  Search this
Hall, Charles Lemon, 1847-1940  Search this
Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919  Search this
Heth, H.  Search this
Hewett, Edgar L. (Edgar Lee), 1865-1946  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Jackson, Sheldon, 1834-1909  Search this
Johnston, Catherine M.  Search this
Kincaid, William  Search this
La Flesche, Joseph  Search this
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928  Search this
MacCurdy, George Grant, 1863-1947  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905  Search this
McBeth, Kate C., 1832-1915  Search this
McBeth, Sue L., -1893  Search this
McCown, S.M.  Search this
McGee, W J, 1853-1912  Search this
McGuire, Joseph D. (Joseph Deakins), 1842-1916  Search this
Mead, Frances K.  Search this
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Merrick, Fannie  Search this
Merrick, Jessie  Search this
Moon, Karl  Search this
Moore, Homer  Search this
Morgan, Caroline S.  Search this
Morgan, John T.  Search this
Murie, James R.  Search this
Myers, John L.  Search this
Nuttal, Maria Magdalena  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Petter, W.H.  Search this
Pettigrew, Frederick W., 1850-1901  Search this
Picotte, Susan La Flesche  Search this
Pratt, Richard Henry, 1840-1924  Search this
Price, Hiram  Search this
Proctor, Edna Dean, 1829-1923  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Quinn, Daniel  Search this
Robertson, Alice M.  Search this
Rogers, Emily F.  Search this
Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917  Search this
Seymour, Thomas Day  Search this
Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, 1825-1908  Search this
St. Cyr, Julia  Search this
Starr, Frederick  Search this
Stuart, James  Search this
Talbot, Emily  Search this
Teller, W.J.  Search this
Thaw, William  Search this
Tozzer, Alfred M. (Alfred Marston), 1877-1954  Search this
Wallaschek, Richard  Search this
Westcott, Edith  Search this
Wilkinson, G.W.  Search this
Wilkinson, Hattie M.  Search this
Willoughby, Charles Clark  Search this
Names:
Carr, Lucien, 1829-1915  Search this
Radin, Paul, 1883-1959  Search this
Extent:
19 Linear feet (50 boxes)
Culture:
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Sioux  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Quechua  Search this
Quapaw Indians  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Mexicans  Search this
Wichita  Search this
Zapotec  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Apache  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Hitchiti Seminole  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Osage  Search this
Oto  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Ajachemem (San Juan de Capistrano Luiseño)  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1873-1939
Summary:
These papers reflect the professional lives of Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology, and Francis La Flesche (1856-1923), an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Due to the close professional and personal relationship of Fletcher and La Flesche, their papers have been arranged jointly. The papers cover the period from 1874 to 1939. Included in the collection is correspondence, personal diaries, lectures, field notes and other ethnographic papers, drafts, musical transcriptions, publications by various authors, maps and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
These papers reflect the professional lives of Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923), an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard University and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology, and Francis La Flesche (1856-1923), an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Due to the close professional and personal relationship of Fletcher and La Flesche, their papers have been arranged jointly. The papers cover the period from 1874 to 1939. Included in the collection is correspondence, personal diaries, lectures, field notes and other ethnographic papers, drafts, musical transcriptions, publications by various authors, maps and photographs.

The papers have been divided into three general categories: the papers of Alice Cunningham Fletcher, the papers of Francis La Flesche, and the ethnographic research of Fletcher and La Flesche. The first two categories represent personal and professional materials of Fletcher and La Flesche. The third section holds the majority of the ethnographic material in the collection.

Of primary concern are Fletcher and La Flesche's ethnological investigations conducted among the Plains Indians, particularly the Omaha and Osage. Fletcher's Pawnee field research and her allotment work for the Bureau of Indian Affairs among the Omaha, Nez Perce, and Winnebago are represented in the collection. A substantial portion of the ethnographic material reflects Fletcher and La Flesche's studies of Native American music. Much of the correspondence in the papers of Fletcher and La Flesche is rich with information about the situation of Omaha peoples in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Also included in the collection are documents related to Fletcher's work with the Archaeological Institute of America and the School for American Archaeology. Additionally, substantial amounts of Fletcher's early anthropological and historical research are found among her correspondence, lectures, anthropological notes, and early field diaries. La Flesche's literary efforts are also generously represented.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into the following 3 series: 1) Alice Cunningham Fletcher papers, 1873-1925; 2) Francis La Flesche papers, 1881-1930; 3) Papers relating to the anthropological research of Alice Fletcher and Francis La Flesche, 1877-1939.

Series 1: Alice Cunningham Fletcher papers is divided into the following 10 subseries: 1.1) Incoming correspondence, 1874-1923 (bulk 1882-1923); 1.2) Outgoing correspondence, 1873-1921; 1.3) Correspondence on specific subjects, 1881-1925; 1.4) Correspondence between Fletcher and La Flesche, 1895-1922; 1.5) Publications, 1882-1920; 1.6) Organizational records, 1904-1921; 1.7) General anthropological notes, undated; 1.8) Lectures, circa 1878-1910; 1.9) Diaries, 1881-1922; 1.10) Biography and memorabilia, 1878-1925.

Series 2: Francis La Flesche papers is divided into the following 6 subseries: 2.11) General correspondence, 1890-1929; 2.12) Correspondence on specific subjects, 1881-1930; 2.13) Publications, 1900-1927; 2.14) Literary efforts, undated; 2.15) Personal diaries, 1883-1924; 2.16) Biography and memorabilia, 1886-1930.

Series 3: Papers relating to the anthropological research of Alice Fletcher and Francis La Flesche is divided into the following 12 subseries: 3.17) Alaska, 1886-1887; 3.18) Earth lodges, 1882, 1898-1899; 3.19) Music, 1888-1918; 3.20) Nez Perce, 1889-1909; 3.21) Omaha, 1882-1922; 3.22) Osage, 1896-1939; 3.23) Pawnee, 1897-1910; 3.24) Pipes, undated; 3.25) Sioux, 1877-1896; 3.26) Other tribes, 1882-1922; 3.27) Publications collected, 1884-1905, undated; 3.28) Photographs, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
Alice Cunningham Fletcher (1838-1923) was an ethnologist with the Peabody Museum of Harvard and collaborator with the Bureau of American Ethnology. Francis La Flesche (1856-1923) was an anthropologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Chronology of the Life of Alice Cunningham Fletcher

1838 March 15 -- Born in Havana, Cuba

1873-1876 -- Secretary, American Association for Advancement of Women

1879 -- Informal student of anthropology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

1881 -- Field trip to Omaha and Rosebud Agencies

1882 -- Assistant in ethnology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

1882 -- Helped secure land in severalty to Omaha Indians

1882-1883 -- Begins collaboration with Francis La Flesche on the Peabody Museum's collection of Omaha and Sioux artifacts

1883-1884 -- Special Agent, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Omaha Agency

1886 -- Bureau of Education investigation of Alaskan native education

1887-1888 -- Special Disbursing Agent, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Winnebago Agency

1889-1892 -- Special Agent for allotment, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Nez Perce Agency

1890-1899 -- President, Women's Anthropological Society of America

1891-1923 -- Mary Copley Thaw Fellow, Peabody Museum, Harvard University

1892-1893 -- Department of Interior consultant, World's Columbian Exposition

1896 -- Vice-President, Section H, American Association for the Advancement of Science

1897 -- Collaborator, Bureau of American Ethnology

1899-1916 -- Editorial board, American Anthropologist

1900 -- Published Indian Story and Song from North America

1901-1902 -- Advisory committee, Anthropology Department, University of California at Berkeley

1903 -- President, Anthropological Society of Washington

1904 -- Published The Hako: A Pawnee Ceremony with James Murie

1904 -- Member, ethnology section, Louisiana Purchase Exposition

1905 -- President, American Folk-lore Society

1908-1913 -- Chair, Managing Committee of School of American Archaeology

1911 -- Honorary Vice-President, Section H, British Association for Advancement of Science

1911 -- Published The Omaha Tribe with Francis La Flesche

1913 -- Chair Emeritus, Managing Committee of School of American Archaeology

1915 -- Published Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs Arranged from American Indian Ceremonials and Sports

1923 April 6 -- Died in Washington, D.C.

Chronology of the Life of Francis La Flesche

1857 December 25 -- Born on Omaha Reservation near Macy, Nebraska

1879 -- Lecture tour, Ponca chief Standing Bear

1881 -- Interpreter, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

1881-1910 -- Clerk, Bureau of Indian Affairs

1891 -- Informally adopted as Fletcher's son

1892 -- LL.B., National University Law School

1893 -- LL.M., National University Law School

1900 -- Published The Middle Five: Indian Boys at School

1906-1908 -- Marriage to Rosa Bourassa

1910-1929 -- Ethnologist, Bureau of American Ethnology

1911 -- Published The Omaha Tribe with Alice Fletcher

1921 -- Published The Osage Tribe, Part One

1922 -- Member, National Academy of Sciences

1922-1923 -- President, Anthropological Society of Washington

1925 -- Published The Osage Tribe, Part Two

1926 -- Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Nebraska

1928 -- Published The Osage Tribe, Part Three

1932 -- Published Dictionary of the Osage Language

1932 September 5 -- Died in Thurston County, Nebraska

1939 -- Posthumous publication of War Ceremony and Peace Ceremony of the Osage Indians
Related Materials:
Additional material related to the professional work of Fletcher and La Flesche in the National Anthropological Archives may be found among the correspondence of the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) and the records of the Anthropological Society of Washington.

Sound recordings made by Fletcher and La Flesche can be found at the Library of Congress. The National Archives Records Administration hold the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), including those relating to allotments in severalty for the Nez Perce by Alice Fletcher. The Nebraska Historical Society has diaries, letters and clippings regarding the La Flesche family, including correspondence of Francis La Flesche and Fletcher. The Radcliffe College Archives holds a manuscript account of Alice Fletcher's four summers with the Nez Perce (1889-1892). Correspondence between Fletcher and F. W. Putnam is also located at the Peabody Museum Archives of Harvard University.
Separated Materials:
Ethnographic photographs from the collection have been catalogued by tribe in Photo Lot 24.

Glass plate negatives from the collection have been catalogued by tribe in the BAE glass negatives collection (Negative Numbers 4439-4515).
Provenance:
The papers of Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche have been received from an undocumented number of sources. Portions of Fletcher's ethnographic papers were donated to the archives by Mrs. G. David Pearlman in memory of her husband in 1959.
Restrictions:
The Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers are open for research.

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Topic:
Pipes -- American Indian  Search this
Earth houses  Search this
Music -- American Indian  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4558
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MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers
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National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4558
Online Media:

MS 165 Hong Kutchin vocabulary

Creator:
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Extent:
4 Pages
Culture:
Han (Hankutchin)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Gwich'in (Kutchin)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
In Smithsonian printed vocabulary outline of 134 words.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 165
Local Note:
Listed without author in Pilling, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 14, 1892, page 49. Dall given as author in Roehrig's remarks accompanying copy of this vocabulary, Bureau of American Ethnology Number 148.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 165, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS165
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms165

MS 1224 Vocabulary of Plover Bay Indians, with transmittal letter, Asaph Hall to William H. Dall

Creator:
Hall, Asaph, III, 1829-1907  Search this
Addressee:
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Annotator:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Henshaw, Henry W. (Henry Wetherbee), 1850-1930  Search this
Goddard, Ives, 1941-  Search this
Extent:
12 Pages
Culture:
Yupik Eskimos  Search this
Koryak  Search this
Chukchee  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Biographical / Historical:
Note on letter by Dall refers to receipt of manuscript in 1871.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1224
Local Note:
Autograph document signed
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1224, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1224
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1224

MS 363 On some peculiarities of the Eskimo dialect

Collector:
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Extent:
18 Pages
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1869-70
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 363
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 363, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS363
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms363

MS 365 Grammar of the Karaleet or Greenlandic branch of the Orarian stock

Collector:
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Extent:
40 Pages
Culture:
Eskimos  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 365
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 365, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS365
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms365

MS 1336 Miscellaneous notes and partial lists of the native Indian population of the Southwest and of Alaska

Creator:
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Extent:
26 pages
Culture:
American Indian -- Southwest -- Census  Search this
American Indians -- Alaska -- Census  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1875
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1336
Citation:
Manuscript 1336, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1336
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1336

Catalogue raisonné de coquilles et autres curiosités naturelles : on a joint à la tête du catalogue quelques observations générales sur les coquilles : avec une liste des principaux cabinets qui s'en trouvent, tant dans la France que dans la Holande, une autre liste des auteurs les plus rares qui ont traité de cette matière, & une table alphabetique des noms arbitraires, tant François que francisés, attribués aux coquilles par les curieux

Title:
Catalogue raisonné de coquilles, insectes, plantes marines, et autres curiosités naturelles
Compiler:
Gersaint, E. F (Edme-François) -1750  Search this
Former owner:
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman) 1887-1984 DSI  Search this
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927 DSI  Search this
Donor:
Roper, Clyde F. E. 1937- DSI  Search this
Physical description:
vj [that is, viii], 167, [7] pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustration (etching) ; 17 cm (12mo)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1736
Topic:
Shellfish--Catalogs and collections  Search this
Mollusks--Catalogs and collections  Search this
Call number:
QL403 .G38 1736
QL403.G38 1736
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_384417

Index testaceologicus an illustrated catalogue of British and foreign shells : containing about 2800 figures accurately coloured after nature by W. Wood

Title:
Wood's Index testaceologicus by Hanley DSI
Author:
Wood, W (William),) 1774-1857  Search this
Former owner:
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927 DSI  Search this
Henderson, J. B (John Brooks),) 1870-1923 DSI  Search this
Author:
Hanley, Sylvanus 1819-1899  Search this
Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de 1744-1829  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 234 pages, [46] leaves of plates color illustrations (engravings) 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs and collections
Classification
Identification
Pictorial works
Date:
1856
Topic:
Mollusks  Search this
Mollusks--Geographical distribution  Search this
Shells  Search this
Call number:
QL404 .W88 1856
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1030041

Novitates Conchologicae Series prima Mollusca marina Beschreibung und Abbildung neuer oder wenig gekannter Meeres-Conchylien herausgegeben von Dr. Wilh. Dunker ; mit 45 colorirten Tafeln

Title:
Beschreibung und Abbildung neuer oder wenig gekannter Meeres-Conchylien
Mollusca marina
Author:
Dunker, Wilhelm 1809-1885  Search this
Former owner:
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927 DSI  Search this
National Capital Shell Club (Washington, D.C.),.) DSI  Search this
Lithographer:
Fischer, Theodor  Search this
Author:
Pfeiffer, Ludwig Georg Karl 1805-1877  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 144 pages, XLV leaves of plates illustrations (lithographs) 32 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1858
1870
Topic:
Mollusks  Search this
Call number:
QL408 .D919 1858
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_956289

Conchology, or, The natural history of shells containing a new arrangement of the genera and species, illustrated by coloured engravings executed from the natural specimens, and including the latest discoveries by George Perry

Title:
Conchology
Natural history of shells
Author:
Perry, George 1771-,-  Search this
Former owner:
Chambers, Robert W (Robert William) 1865-1933 DSI  Search this
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927 DSI  Search this
Engraver:
Clarke, John -approximately 1815  Search this
Printer:
McCreery, John 1768-1832  Search this
W. Bulmer and Co.  Search this
Publisher:
Miller, William 1769-1844  Search this
Physical description:
[4], 4 pages, [62] leaves, 61 leaves of plates illustrations 43 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1811
Topic:
Mollusks  Search this
Shells  Search this
Call number:
QL404 .P467 1811
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_959645

Pacific coast pilot. Coasts and islands of Alaska. [Meteorology] / United States Coast Survey

Author:
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927  Search this
Baker, Marcus 1849-1903  Search this
United States Coast Survey  Search this
Physical description:
375 p., [14], 12 leaves of plates : ill., col. maps, charts ; 30 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1879
Topic:
Pilot guides  Search this
Nautical charts  Search this
Meteorology  Search this
Call number:
VK943.U7 D621 1879
VK943.U7D621 1879
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_334051

Voyages from Asia to America, for completing the discoveries of the north west coast of America to which is prefixed, a summary of the voyages made by the Russians on the frozen sea, in search of a north east passage : serving as an explanation of a map of the Russian discoveries, published by the Academy of Sciences at Petersburgh translated from the High Dutch of S. Muller, of the Royal Academy of Petersburgh ; with the addition of three new maps; 1. A copy of part of the Japanese map of the world. 2. A copy of De Lisle's and Buache's fictitious map. And 3. A large map of Canada, extending to the Pacific Ocean, containing the new discoveries made by the Russians and French ; by Thomas Jefferys, geographer to His Majesty

Author:
Miller, Gerard Fridrikh 1705-1783  Search this
Former owner:
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927 DSI  Search this
Cartographer:
Jefferys, Thomas -1771  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 120 pages, [4] folded leaves of plates maps 27 cm. (4to)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Early works
Place:
Northeast Passage
Northwest Coast of North America
Arctic Ocean
North America
Date:
1764
Topic:
Discoveries (in geography), Russian  Search this
Discoveries in geography--Russian  Search this
Call number:
G680 .M5513 1764
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1006124

Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale ouvrage publié par ordre de S.M. l'Empereur et par les soins du Ministre de l'instruction publique

Author:
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale  Search this
Humbert, Aloïs 1829-1887  Search this
Mont-Serrat, Eugène de  Search this
France Ministère de l'instruction publique  Search this
Contributor:
Aubin, J. M. A (Joseph Marius Alexis) 1802-1891  Search this
Brasseur de Bourbourg abbé 1814-1874  Search this
Brocchi, P. M. le Dr (Paul) 1839-1898  Search this
Crosse, Hippolyte 1826-1898  Search this
Dollfus, Auguste 1840-1869  Search this
Duméril, Auguste Henri André 1812-1870  Search this
Fischer, Paul 1835-1893  Search this
Fournier, Eugène 1834-1884  Search this
Guillemin-Tarayre, E (Edmond) 1832-1920  Search this
Hamy, E. T (Ernest Théodore) 1842-1908  Search this
Milne-Edwards, H (Henri) 1800-1885  Search this
Saussure, Henri de 1829-1905  Search this
Vaillant, Léon 1834-1914  Search this
Former owner:
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927 DSI  Search this
Henderson, J. B (John Brooks),) 1870-1923 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale  Search this
Physical description:
volume, leaves of plates (some folded) illustrations, maps 28-39 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Guatemala
Date:
1868
Topic:
Amphibians  Search this
Animals  Search this
Botany  Search this
Geology  Search this
Manuscripts, Maya  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Myriapoda  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Plants  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
Q115 .M57 1868
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1007283

William Healey Dall Papers

Creator::
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
Alaska
Pacific Ocean
Date:
1866-1867, 1871-1874, 1880
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of a catalog of marine invertebrates collected by William Healey Dall (1845-1927), a naturalist, malacologist, and explorer. This catalog documents specimens collected in Alaska and the Pacific Ocean.
Topic:
Marine invertebrates  Search this
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-119, William Healey Dall Papers
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Accession 17-119
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
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Catalogue of the Marine Invertebrates Collected by W. H. Dall in Alaska and Other Places in the Pacific Ocean, during the Years 1866, 1867, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, and 1880

Collection Creator::
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
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Box 1 of 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-119, William Healey Dall Papers
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William Healey Dall Papers

Creator::
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Extent:
32.36 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (51 document boxes) (1 half document box) (4 5x8 boxes) (3 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Scientific illustrations
Photographs
Maps
Diaries
Field notes
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection contains papers documenting the scientific and personal life of Dall, especially the Western Union Telegraph Expedition to Alaska (1865-1868). Included are daily diaries, 1865-1927; Western Union Telegraph Expedition material containing diaries, scrapbooks, field notes, financial accounts, specimen collection notebooks and incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding Alaskan towns, topography, mineral resources, biology and zoology of Alaska, customs of the Russian-Americans and Alaskan Indian natives, along with sketches of the latter, their housing, clothing and utensils; description of the intrigue among the members of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition; Robert Kennicott's field notes; Dall correspondence regarding Kennicott's leadership of the expedition; Dall and others regarding Kennicott's death; diaries, correspondence, financial accounts, specimen collection notebooks and field notes regarding Dall's explorations to Alaska (1871-1876, 1879-1880) under the United States Coast Survey, and his explorations to the Pacific coast and Florida under the United States Geological Survey; reports to Secretary of State, Thomas Francis Bayard, regarding the Alaska-Canada Boundary Question, 1885, 1888; reports for the United States Coast Survey, United States Geological Survey, Division of Cenozoic Paleontology, and United States National Museum, Division of Mollusks, regarding their progress under Dall's leadership; incoming and outgoing correspondence between Dall and his colleagues, administrators of scientific and educational organizations, editors, publishers, family members, friends, private collectors of mollusca, and scientific and social societies regarding membership and membership meetings, identification of fossil collections, publications and manuscripts, personal and family problems, student theses, appointment to the United States Geological Survey, honorary degrees, politics, economics, social conditions in Washington, D.C., and Dall's personal views regarding his own professional competency and social status; awards; photographs of Dall, his friends, and members of his expeditions; publications on mollusca, catalogues of mollusk lists, mollusk plates on Dall's Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida, and his unpublished work on Hawaiian Island mollusca; Dall's manuscript biography of Spencer Fullerton Baird; Dall's publications and newspaper articles; poetry written by his father; and material on the genealogy of Dall and his family.
Historical Note:
Dean of Alaskan explorations and one of the last of the disappearing class of "systematic naturalists," which included Agassiz, Baird, and Audubon, William H. Dall (1845-1927) was born in Boston to Charles Henry Appleton Dall, a Unitarian minister, and Caroline Wells (Healey), a feminist and publicist. Educated in the public school system, Dall did not go on to attend Harvard after graduating from the Boston Latin School. Instead, he pursued his interests in zoology and medicine by studying under the guidance of Agassiz, Augustus A. Gould, and Jeffries Wyman. Dall's special interest in mollusca came about quite accidentally as a result of his reading Gould's Report on the Invertebrata of Massachusetts. Dall soon left for Chicago to earn his livelihood, and there he met Robert Kennicott and William Stimpson, both members of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, where Dall attended evenings to continue his scientific studies.

When Kennicott was given command of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition to Alaska in 1865, whose mission was to find a means of establishing a communications system with Europe by way of Alaska, the Bering Straits, and Asia, Dall, aged twenty, was invited along as a member of the group's scientific party. Upon Kennicott's death in 1866, Dall was placed in charge of the Scientific Corps. When the expedition was abruptly terminated by the successful laying of the Atlantic cable, Dall volunteered to stay on an extra year in order to complete the scientific project. In 1871, Dall was appointed to the United States Coast Survey (USCS), under whose auspices he continued his studies on Alaska and the northern Pacific Coast. Dall left the USCS in 1884 to accept the rank of paleontologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a position which he held until 1925.

Having forwarded fossil specimens he had collected as a youth to the Smithsonian Institution, and with the collections of the Alaskan expedition being sent there also, Dall, upon his arrival in Washington, D.C., in 1868, voluntarily began to assemble and describe the collections of mollusca and other organisms stored by the United States National Museum (USNM) while working on his publication regarding Alaska. In 1880, Dall was officially appointed honorary curator at the USNM, Division of Mollusks, a position he held until his death and without remuneration, as he could not be paid for both his work with the USGS and the USNM.

Dall was a prolific writer. Between his earliest writings on the Alaskan expedition in 1865 as a correspondent for the Alta California until his death in 1927, Dall published more than five-hundred scientific short papers. Among his larger works, Dall's Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida, 6 volumes (1890-1903), is still considered the most important American publication on cenozoic molluscan paleontology. Dall's other writings include Alaska and its Resources (1870) and his biography, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1915). Among his honorary degrees and awards, Dall was awarded the Gold Medal by the Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia (1899), for his work on paleontology; the Honorary Doctor of Science degree, University of Pennsylvania (1904); and the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, George Washington University (1915).
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Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7073, William Healey Dall Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7073
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GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1865-1927. INCOMING AND OCCASIONAL OUTGOING. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY THEREUNDER.

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Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of correspondence received from and occasionally written to publishers, administrators of scientific organizations, colleagues, lawyers, scientific societies, and private collectors of mollusca concerning receipts for gifts of publications, requests for monographs and journal articles, organizational dues, scientific and social society meetings, appointments to scientific societies, provisions needed for expeditions, monthly reports for the United States National Museum, Division of Mollusks, and the United States Geological Survey, United States Coast Survey material, Alaskan politics and the treatment of Alaskan natives by agents of fur companies, translation of Russian names and vocabulary, nomenclature and requests for identification of mollusk collections, purchase of mollusk collections, lists of collections shipped out and mollusk collections needed by the United States National Museum, Western Union Telegraph Expedition reports, surveys, field notes, maps, politics, and family and personal matters.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7073, William Healey Dall Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7073, Series 4
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Box 6

Collection Creator::
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7073, William Healey Dall Papers
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William Healey Dall Papers / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1865-1927. INCOMING AND OCCASIONAL OUTGOING. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY THEREUNDER.
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Folder 1 Abbot - American Biological Publishing Co.

Collection Creator::
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7073, William Healey Dall Papers
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William Healey Dall Papers / Series 4: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1865-1927. INCOMING AND OCCASIONAL OUTGOING. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY THEREUNDER. / Box 6
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