Contents: (1) Letter from Francis Densmore to W. H. Holmes describing a Hidatsa "bannerstone," June 6, 1916. (2) Letters received from and copies of letters sent to Gerard Fowke, mainly relative to cave explorations, 1890-91, 1893, 1903-1904. Also reports of "Shell Mounds on Tennessee River & Tributaries," 5 pages, and hematite Indian mine, Leslie Missouri, 6 pages. (3) Letters received by Gerard Fowke from Mark E. Zimmerman and Harry L. Keefe, 1914-1916, 1925. Also correspondence between Holmes and Fowke relative to Zimmerman's archeology. (4) Two copies of a letter from W. H. Holmes to Cosmos Mindeleff, 1890. (5) Three letters received by W. H. Holmes from Victor Mindeleff, 1882-1883. (6) Clippings and letters concerning Matilda C. Stevenson's biography and death including, a transcript of the notes made by Mrs Walker during her interview with Mrs Stevenson, just before the latter's death. (7) Copy of a letter from Clark Wissler to W. H. Holmes, September 20, 1919.
Includes notes, maps, sketches of artifacts, newspaper clippings, and letters. Much of the material is in Holmesʹ hand, but some is in the hand of others, including Gerard Fowke, who assisted Holmes in the field work (see Bureau of American Ethnology annual reports). Fowkes catalog of archeological material from Gala Water, Virginia, is included. Also a letter, William B. Marye to D. I. Bushnell Jr., 11/5/15, and reply re a shell heap in Hartford County, Maryland, with photographs.
NAA MS 2619-b
Formerly cataloged as a Bushnell manuscript. Old card retired. Authorship pointed out by Stephen Potter, 3/23/78.
Also correspondence regarding the manuscripts "Cist Graves of Kansas" (Park and Zimmerman); "The Allegwi-Pani, the cist grave Builders of Kansas and what they teach." Correspondence between Professor W.H. Holmes, F.W. Hodge, Gerard Fowke, Mark Zimmerman (White Cloud, Kansas), and Harry L. Keefe, (Walthill, Nebraska), Subject matter: mounds; morman plates found in cist grave? Harahay Indians (in 1541); cist stone graves of Ohio.
North American bows, arrows, and quivers / by Otis Tufton Mason. Part II, Chipped arrow heads / by Gerard Fowke. Introduction and frontis piece drawings by Ernest Berke ; page decorations by Carl J. Pugliese
North American bows, arrows, and quivers / by Otis Tufton Mason. Part II : Chipped arrow heads / by Gerard Fowke. Introduction and frontispiece drawings by Ernest Berke ; page decorations by Carl J. Pugliese
Alabama Cross-section drawings and notes, apparently all relating to Fort Deposit Cave, Guntersville, Marshall County, Alabama. 14 small slips.
Missouri Photographs: Bluff at mouth of Spring Creek, Pulaski, County, Missouri (Bulletin 76, Pl. 2a.) 1 glossy print. Spring Creek Cave, Pulaski County, Missouri (Bulletin 76, Pl. 2b.) 1 glossy print. View from Shanghai Spring Bluff, Pulaski County, Missouri 1 glossy print. Manuscript Notes: Cairns 1, 2, & 3, Lost Hill, Phelps County, Missouri 3 pages. Corrections to be made in figs. 12 and 35 (Bulletin 76), 1 page. Correction sheet, Millerʹs Cave, Pulaski County, Missouri 1 page. Sketch and dimensions of unnamed cave (probably Missouri; compare with published Bulletin) 2 pages. Plan of post holes in Hopkins Mound 2 near Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri, 1 page.
Biographical / Historical:
Relates to Fowkesʹ Archeological Investigations, BAE Bulletin 76, 1922.
1970-a 18 Maps/with sites marked, examined by Mr. Fowke in 1891-2. (See Bulletin 23) 17 USGS topo sheets and two smaller. 1970-b Also reported aboriginal remains- mounds, grave, etc. in Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky (?). In small leather notebook 4 x 7 in.
U. S. G. S. Quads: Buckingham, Virginia; Franklin, West Virginia; Goochland, Virginia; Harperʹs Ferry, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland; Frederick, Maryland; Gordonsville, Virginia; Harrisonburg, Virginia; Lexington, Virginia; Monterey, Virginia, West Virginia,(2 sheets); Natural Bridge, Virginia; Palmyra, Virginia; Piedmont, Maryland, West Virginia; Romney, West Virginia,Virginia; Spottsylvania, Virginia; Staunton, Virginia, West Virginia; Winchester, West Virginia, Virginia. In addition to the above there are two large-scale maps of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania.
Includes covering letter (penciled note, stating that these sketches are to accompany the Memoir, placed in your hands nearly 12 months [ago]. 8/12/55--I have checked the Bureau of American Ethnology, NM, and Smithsonian Institution Report indexes for 1886, 1887, and 1888 under Fowke, Coleman, and West Virginia without finding any reference to this manuscript. --MCB