Includes acssociated notes and correspondence, 100 pages. Manuscript has extensive pencil and red ink editing by F, W. Hodge, Ethnologist-in-Charge, Bureau of American Ethnology, and some pencil notations by Paul C. Standley, Assistant Curator, Division of Plants, U. S. National Museum.
Contents: Associated notes and correspondence (100 pages): Folder Number 1. Correspondence between Hodge and Stevenson regarding the manuscript. Washington, D. C. and Espanola, New Mexico. May 25, 1912-December 16, 1912. Typescript, typescript carbon copy and Manuscript letter signed. 20 pages. Folder Number 2. Pages of text evidently omitted by Hodge from the manuscript prior to publication. 20 pages (14 pages, Typescript carbon copy document, labled, "Dec. 18 Last copy sent in," found separate from the rest of the manuscript, were inserted where they belonged according to the published manuscript--SHM..) Folder Number 3. "List of Plants collected in New Mexico by Mrs M. C. Stevenson." November 21, 1910. Typescript and Manuscript document. 10 pages, and 2 untitled lists (edited) of the same plants, one incomplete, 8 and 2 pages. (30 pages total.) Folder Number 4. Miscellaneous notes and letters, some of which appear to have no direct bearing on the manuscript. Typescript and Manuscript document. 11 pages and 5 slips.
Consists of notes formerly catalogued under Numbers 2085, 2086, 2090, 2097, 2101, 2102, 2103, and 2295 (part), combined and arranged 3/69 under four headings: Folder 1. Notes on the history of Taos. Folder 2. Notes on Taos customs, , beliefs, religion and mythology. Folder 3. Notes on Taos clans and kivas. Folder 4. Miscellaneous notes on Taos. Working notes, listing contents of original manuscripts are in National Anthropological Archives files.
Photographs relating to Native Americans or frontier themes, including portraits, expedition photographs, landscapes, and other images of dwellings, transportation, totem poles, ceremonies, infants and children in cradleboards, camps and towns, hunting and fishing, wild west shows, food preparation, funeral customs, the US Army and army posts, cliff dwellings, and grave mounds and excavations. The collection also includes images of prisoners at Fort Marion in 1875, Sioux Indians involved in the Great Sioux Uprising in Minnesota, the Fort Laramie Peace Commission of 1868, Sitting Bull and his followers after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and the aftermath of the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890.
There are studio portraits of well-known Native Americans, including American Horse, Big Bow, Four Bears, Iron Bull, Ouray, Red Cloud, Red Dog, Red Shirt, Sitting Bull, Spotted Tail, Three Bears, and Two Guns White Calf. Depicted delegations include a Sauk and Fox meeting in Washington, DC, with Lewis V. Bogy and Charles E. Mix in 1867; Kiowas and Cheyennes at the White House in 1863; and Dakotas and Crows who visited President Warren G. Harding in 1921. Images of schools show Worcester Academy in Vinita, Oklahoma; Chilocco Indian School; Carlisle Indian Industrial School; Haskell Instittue, and Albuquerque Indian School.
Some photographs relate to the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, 1876; World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893; Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, 1903; and Centennial Exposition of the Baltimore and Ohio Railraod, 1876. Expedition photographs show the Crook expedition of 1876, the Sanderson expedition to the Custer Battlefield in 1877, the Wheeler Survey of the 1870s, Powell's surveys of the Rocky Mountain region during the 1860s and 1870s, and the Hayden Surveys.
Outstanding single views include the party of Zuni group led to the sea by Frank Hamilton Cushing; Episcopal Church Rectory and School Building, Yankton Agency; Matilda Coxe Stevenson and a companion taking a photographs of a Zuni ceremony; John Moran sketching at Acoma; Ben H. Gurnsey's studio with Indian patrons; Quapaw Mission; baptism of a group of Paiutes at Coeur d'Alene Mission; court-martial commission involved in the trial of Colonel Joseph J. Reynolds, 1877; President Harding at Sitka, Alaska; Walter Hough at Hopi in 1902; and Mrs. Jesse Walter Fewkes at Hopi in 1897.
George V. Allen was an attorney in Lawrence, Kansas and an early member of the National Stereoscope Association. Between the 1950s and 1980s, Allen made an extensive collection of photographs of the American West, mostly in stereographs, but also including cartes-de-visite and other styles of mounted prints, photogravures, lantern slides, autochromes, and glass negatives.