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United States National Museum Department of Anthropology photograph collection relating to Native Americans

Creator:
United States National Museum., Dept. of Anthropology.  Search this
Photographer:
Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)  Search this
Heyn Photo  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
Mitchell, McGowan and Company  Search this
Place & Coover  Search this
Addison, George A.  Search this
Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934  Search this
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896  Search this
Bretz, George W. (Fort Sill, Oklahoma)  Search this
Fly, C. S. (Camillus Sidney), 1849-1901  Search this
Fouch, John H., 1849-1933  Search this
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882  Search this
Goff, O. S. (Orlando Scott), 1843-1917  Search this
Gutekunst, Frederick, 1831-1917  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Partridge, William Ordway, 1861-1930  Search this
Randall, A. Frank  Search this
Shindler, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno), 1823-1899  Search this
Wittick, Ben, 1845-1903  Search this
Publisher:
Rice, Rutter & Co.  Search this
Artist:
Noyes, Francis H.  Search this
Reiss, Winold, 1886-1953  Search this
Extent:
3 Painted photographs
8 Prints (halftone and color halftone)
56 Photographic prints (albumen and silver gelatin)
10 Copy prints
1 Stereograph (albumen)
2 Engravings
2 Color lithographs
Culture:
Sioux  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Ute  Search this
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Chiricahua Apache  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Powhatan  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Mohawk  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Painted photographs
Prints
Photographic prints
Copy prints
Stereographs
Engravings
Color lithographs
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of the collection consists of portraits of identified Native Americans and some government officials and interpreters. It includes cabinet cards, other mounted prints, newspaper articles, illustrations, and a photographic postcard. Depicted individuals include American Horse, Oglala; Black Hawk, Sauk; Bob Tail, Cheyenne; Crowfoot, Hunkpapa; Gaul, Hunkpapa; Geronimo, Chiricahua; John Grass, Teton; Chief Joseph, Nez Perce; Little Wound, Oglala; Medicine Bull, Hunkpapa; Osceola, Seminole; Ouray, Ute; Litte Raven, Arapaho; Plenty Coups, Crow; Pocahontas, Powhatan; Rain in the Face, Hunkpapa; Red Cloud, Oglala; Red Iron, Dakota; Short Man, Piegan; Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa; Standing On Prairie, Siouan; Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant), Mohawk; Two Guns White Calf, Piegan; Two Moon, Cheyenne; and Washakie, Shoshoni.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-2P
Restrictions:
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 87-2P, United States National Museum Department of Anthropology photograph collection relating to Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-2P
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 7217 List of figures and costumes for exhibition at World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago

Creator:
Bergmann, C.  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology -- exhibit at Chicago, 1893  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) -- Exhibits  Search this
Extent:
113 Pages
1 Notebook
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Notebooks
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes title of each case, articles of clothing and catalog numbers for each, collectors, and miscellaneous notes. At the end of the notebook are notes about losses and damages made at the end of the exposition and some notes on a shipment of material.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7217
Topic:
Exhibits  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7217, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7217
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Copies of portraits of Smithsonian anthropologists

Depicted:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Allen, R. A.  Search this
Allen, Richard A.  Search this
Andrews, Andreas Joseph, d. 1992  Search this
Anglim, John E.  Search this
Blaker, Margaret Contant  Search this
Bray, William H.  Search this
Casanowicz, Immanuel M.  Search this
Collins, Henry B. (Henry Bascom), 1899-1987  Search this
Egberts, William H.  Search this
Elder, Robert A.  Search this
Evans, Clifford, 1920-1981  Search this
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Gibson, Gordon D. (Gordon Davis), 1915-2007  Search this
Hawley, Edwin H.  Search this
Hendley, H. W.  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Jenkins, Richard C.  Search this
Jenkins, Robert C.  Search this
Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-1976  Search this
Knez, Eugene I. (Eugene Irving), 1916-2010  Search this
Krieger, Herbert W. (Herbert William), 1889-1970  Search this
Lewis, G. Robert  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Maynard, G. C.  Search this
McBryde, George  Search this
McCoy, George D.  Search this
Meggers, Betty Jane  Search this
Metcalf, George, 1900-1975  Search this
Newman, Marshall T. (Marshall Thornton), 1911-1994  Search this
Paine, Richard G.  Search this
Pelham, Willie Mae  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Riesenberg, Saul H.  Search this
Semple, Caroline I.  Search this
Setzler, Frank M. (Frank Maryl), 1902-1975  Search this
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997  Search this
Sweeney, Thomas W.  Search this
Upham, E. P. (Edwin Porter), 1845-1918  Search this
Van Beek, Gus W. (Gus Willard), 1922-  Search this
Watkins, C. Malcolm, 1911-  Search this
Wedel, Waldo R. (Waldo Rudolph), 1908-1996  Search this
Whitmore, Jeraldine M.  Search this
Names:
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Extent:
1 Copy negative
9 Copy prints
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Copy prints
Date:
1898-1962
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of copy prints depicting Smithsonian anthropologists, including group portraits of the staff of the United States National Museum Department of Anthropology and mounted individual portraits of department heads in 1904, 1931, 1952, 1959, and 1962. The photographs were possibly made as part of a 1969 event, "The Anthropology of Anthropology, or Everything You Wanted to Know About the Anthropology Department but Didn't Know What to Ask." The announcement for this event is available with the collection.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 39
Reproduction Note:
Copy prints made by the Smithsonian Institution, 1969.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Original negatives for some images are held in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Records of the Department of Anthropology.
Additional photographs of Department of Anthropology staff can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 33, Photo Lot 70, Photo Lot 136, Photo Lot 76-127, Photo Lot 77-52, Photo Lot 77-80, Photo Lot 79-51, Photo Lot 80-17, Photo Lot 83-15, and the BAE historical negatives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Citation:
Photo lot 39, Copies of portraits of Smithsonian anthropologists, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.39
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-39

MS 7524 A quantitative survey of the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia archeological collections in the United States National Museum

Creator:
Phebus, George E.  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology -- archeology collection  Search this
Extent:
20 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Place:
District of Columbia -- Antiquities
Maryland -- Antiquities
Delaware -- Antiquities
Virginia -- Antiquities
Maryland -- Archeology
Delaware -- Archeology
Date:
May 1967
Scope and Contents:
The document includes and introduction and then provides number of collection and of specimen by geographical location.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7524
Local Note:
Typescript document
Topic:
Virginia -- Archeology  Search this
District of Columbia -- Archeology  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7524, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7524
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7524

Adolphe Braun photographs of art in European museums

Creator:
Braun, Adolphe, 1811-1877  Search this
Names:
British Museum  Search this
Musée du Louvre  Search this
Collector:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Van Beek, Gus W. (Gus Willard), 1922-  Search this
Extent:
68 Mounted prints (albumen)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1866-1877
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting Roman, Greek, Assyrian, and Egyptian sculpture in European museums. Most of the images were made in the British Museum, but others were made at the Vatican, the Louvre, and in Florence.
Biographical/Historical note:
Adolphe Braun (1811-1877) was a French photographer and pioneer of photographic reproduction techniques at his studios in Paris and Dornach. Mostly created after 1866, his photographs of famous works of art helped advance the field of art history; this was his most successful photographic project.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 79-34, USNM ACC 57117
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs and drawings of paleolithic sites, previously filed in 79-34, have been relocated to National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 157.
Material found in Gus Van Beek's office can also be found in the National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 79-38.
Additional photographs donated by Lucy Hunter Baird as part of accession 57117 can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24 and Photo Lot 97.
Lucy Hunter Baird also donated artifacts to the anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History in accession 57117.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Sculpture, Greek  Search this
Sculpture, Roman  Search this
Sculpture, Egyptian  Search this
Sculpture, Assyro-Babylonian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 79-34, Adolphe Braun photographs of art in European museums, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-34
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Division of Old World Archeology collection of photographs of ancient sculpture, architecture, and art

Collector:
United States National Museum, Department of Anthropology, Division of Old World Archeology  Search this
Van Beek, Gus W. (Gus Willard), 1922-  Search this
Extent:
6 Prints (silver gelatin and albumen)
2 Cyanotypes
1 Print (halftone)
Culture:
Roman  Search this
Greek  Search this
Egyptians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Cyanotypes
Postcards
Photographs
Place:
Zimbabwe
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting classical art and architecture from Rome, Egypt and elsewhere. They include images of classical sculpture in Rome, an Egyptian papyrus, as well as additional sculpture, coins, and other items. There is also a postcard from A. C. Haddon that shows Smart & Copley's photograph of the Matopos in Zimbabwe. Some of the photographs are mounted, possibly for publication.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 79-38
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs from accessions 29586, 40922, 121411, 124072, and 161740, have been relocated to National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 158, Photo Lot 161, Photo Lot 76-78, Photo Lot 160, and Photo Lot 159, respectively.
Material found in Gus Van Beek's office can also be found in the National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 79-34.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Art, Egyptian  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Coins  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 79-38, Division of Old World Archeology collection of photographs of ancient sculpture, architecture, and art, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-38
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-79-38

William Louis Abbott collection

Creator:
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Kloss, Charles Boden  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Photographer:
Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944  Search this
Extent:
13 Linear feet
Culture:
Enggano  Search this
Jakun (Malaysian people)  Search this
Borneo  Search this
Indonesians  Search this
Dyak  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Trang -- Thailand
Anambas Islands (Indonesia)
Mergui Archipelago
Enggano (Malaysia)
Sumatra
Malaysia
Mentawai Islands (Indonesia)
Nias Island (Indonesia)
Date:
1888-1919
Summary:
The papers in the Abbott collection appear to have been brought together in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology in order to process ethnological specimens from Malaya and Indonesia and to prepare an exhibit and publications. Included are some of Abbott's original letters, notes, maps, and a considerable number of photographs. Most of these materials concern the Enggano, Jakun, and Dyak. Many other documents in the collection consist of copies of or extracts from Abbott's letters, the originals of which are now in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. There are also letters and other materials of Otis Tufton Mason and Walter Hough accumulated as they worked on the collection, many simple lists of accessions compiled in the Department of Anthropology, and a few manuscripts. In addition, there are printed materials that were apparently used by the department's staff for reference purposes. Some of the photographs made in Borneo in 1914 are by Henry Cushier Raven, a field assistant of Abbott and, later, a collector financed by Abbott.

Additional materials of Abbott and Raven are in the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and their material (often duplicate photographs) are included in several collections in the National Anthropological Archives.
Scope and Contents:
William Louis Abbott, although formally trained in medicine, chose instead to devote his time and inherited wealth to worldwide exploration and the collection of natural history specimens and ethnological artifacts. The Abbott papers in the National Anthropological Archives reflect his collecting activities in the East Indies, and the work on his collections from that region by United States National Museum personnel, especially Otis Tufton Mason, curator of ethnology. The collection includes correspondence, maps, illustrations of artifacts, manuscripts, lists of objects in the Abbott collection in the Smithsonian Department of Anthropology, and photographic prints and negatives. In addition, there is a subject file which contains information on a variety of topics relating to Indonesia and Malaysia. The materials date from the 1890s to the early decades of this century.

This archival collection forms a valuable complement to the collection of artifacts housed in the National Museum of Natural History. (Abbott's collections from Indonesia are described by Dr. Paul M. Taylor, curator of Asian ethnology, in the Museum Anthropology Newsletter, April, 1985.) The subject file and lists of objects provide data on certain specific artifacts and their uses and Abbott's correspondence contains his observations of the daily life of the various peoples from whom the objects were collected. These documents are supplemented by a generous photographic record and sketch maps which outline the routes he followed. The papers focus on the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago, the region closest to Abbott's heart and to which he dedicated over a decade before eye disease forced him to leave the tropics.

In addition to Abbott's own materials, there are notes by museum staff, including descriptions of artifacts, and manuscripts of articles mostly by Mason who was particularly interested in basketry. The bulk of the correspondence is between Abbott, Otis Mason, Walter Hough, and Cecil Boden Kloss who accompanied Abbott on several expeditions. Other correspondents include Cyrus Adler, Jesse Walter Fewkes, William H. Furness, Alfred Cort Haddon, Ales Hrdlicka, Mary Lois Kissell, Elmer D. Merrill, William Palmer, Richard Rathbun, and Charles Clark Willoughby. Most of the letters are brief and discuss proposed work on the Abbott collections, bibliographic sources, and basketry.

Additional material in the National Anthropological Archives relating to William Louis Abbott is contained in the papers of Ales Hrdlička and of Herbert W. Krieger, the Manuscript and Pamphlet File of the United States National Museum Department of Anthropology, and the photographic collection of the United States National Museum Division of Ethnology. Because Abbott donated material to a variety of departments in the Smithsonian, his original written material is located in several other Smithsonian departments as well. There are personal letters to his mother and sister as well as Smithsonian personnel in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Field notebooks including detailed sketch maps of collecting stations are in the libraries of the departments of Mammals and of Birds.

The spelling of place names used here are those of Abbott who frequently wrote them as they sounded to him.
Arrangement note:
Collection arranged into 9 series: (1) Correspondence, 1896-1919; (2) Subject file; (3) Register of accessions,1890-1906; (4) Lists of objects by accession number and location;(5) Lists of objects by type or geographic location; (6) Drafts of unpublished articles with working materials; (7) Printed material; (8) Photographic prints; (9) Photographic negatives.
Biographical/Historical note:
William L. Abbott studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and, after receiving an M.D., continued his training in London. Although a highly successful student, he seems never to have been fully committed to medicine. Instead, around 1880, using his own resources, he turned to a life of exploration and the study of natural history.

Abbott's early expeditions were in the United States, but, in time, he went abroad, at ever increasing distances, to the Greater Antilles, East Africa, Kashmir, and Turkestan. In 1896, he began work in Malaya and Indonesia that would largely occupy him until 1915. Using Singapore as a base, he sailed his ship, the Terrapin, to points on both coasts of the Malayan Peninsula, Trang in Thailand, the Anambas Islands, the Mergui Archipelago, the Nicobars and Andamans, both costs of Sumatra and the nearby islands (notably Nias, the Mentawai Islands, and Enggano), the Rhio Archipelago, and Borneo. On many of thes voyages, he collected both biologcial and ethnological specimens and photographs. At times, however, he was accompanied by an Englishman, Cecil Boden Kloss, who handled the ethnological work. Kloss retain his own notes and many of his photographs.

Abbott's later work, between 1916 and 1923, was carried out in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. After this, he retired to a farm on the Elk River in Maryland.

Abbott has been described as one of the great field natturalists of all time simply for the quantity of material he collected. Virtually the only body of work he left, in fact, is his large collection of specimens and notes, letters, and photographs that relate to them. Although he contributed to the collections of several museums, the chief benefactor of his work was the United States National Museum. Its staff and associated produced around forty publications based on his material. Abbott himself published very little.

CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM LOUIS ABBOTT

1860 February 23 -- Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1880 -- Collected birds in Iowa and North Dakota

1881 -- Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania

1883 -- Collected birds in Cuba and Santo Domingo

1884 -- Doctor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

1884-1886 -- Postgraduate work in England Licentiate of Royal College of Surgeons and Royal College of Physicians

1886 -- Received inheritance and discontinued formal practice of medicine

1887-1889 -- Exploration of Taveta region near Mt. Kilimanjaro with William Astor Chandler. Collection donated to United States NationalMuseum

1890 -- Exploration and collection in Zanzibar, Seychelles Islands, and Madagascar

1891 -- Ethnological collections in the U.S. National Museum from Kilima-Njaro, East Africa,Annual Report of the U.S. National Museum for 1891, pages 381-398Exploration and collection in India, including Baltistan, Karachi, Kashmir, and Srinagar

1892 -- Exploration and collection in Vale of Kashmir, Baltistan, Aden, Seychelles Islands, and Aldabra Island

1893 -- Exploration and collection in Seychelles Islands; India, including Kashmir and Srinagar; Leh Ladakh; Sinkiang, China; and Eastern Turkistan

1894 -- Continued exploration and collection in region of Eastern Turkistan, Pakistan, India, and Ceylon

1895 -- Exploration and collection in Madagascar and Kashmir

1896 -- Exploration and collection in Malay Peninsula, including:Jan-Feb – PerakFeb-Mar – CantonApr-Nov – Trang Province, Siam, including Pramon, Tyching, and Penang

1897 -- Exploration and collection:Jan -- TrangApr-May -- PenangMay-Dec -- India

1898 -- Volunteered in Spanish-American War with William A. Chambers as Irregular Horse in Florida, and served in CubaTravel in Singapore and China

1899 -- Construction of schooner TerrapinExploration and collection accompanied by Cecil Boden Kloss:Jan-Mar -- TrangMarch -- SingaporeMar-Apr -- JavaJul-Sept -- Lingga and Anamba islandsOct-Nov - Singapore, PenangDec - Junkseylon

1900 -- Exploration and collection accompanied by Kloss:Jan-Mar -- Burma, Mergui ArchipelagoJun-Aug -- Natuna ArchipelagoNov-Dec -- Penang, Burma, Mergui Archipelago

1901 -- Exploration and collection accompanied by Kloss:Jan -- Andaman IslandsJan-Mar -- Nicobar IslandsApr-Nov -- Northern Sumatra, Rhio-Lingga Archipelago, Johore, PenangNov-Jan 02- Simalur

1902 -- Exploration and collection accompanied by Kloss:Jan-Feb -- Banjak Islands, Lasia, BabiFeb-Mar -- Western SumatraMar -- NiasApr-May -- Pahang, Malaya; Singapore and Straits IslandsAug-Sep -- Bintang, Rhio ArchipelagoOct-Nov -- SimalurNov-Jan 03 -- Pagi Islands

1903 -- Exploration and collection:Jan -- Western SumatraFeb -- Pulo TelloApr -- Penang, SingaporeMay-June -- Karimun IslandsJuly-Aug -- Rhio-Lingga ArchipelagoAug-Sep -- Eastern SumatraOct -- PenangNov-Mar 04 -- Burmese coast, including Victoria Point, Mergui Archipelago, and Tenasserim

1904 -- Exploration and collection:Apr -- Penang and Straits of MalaccaMay-Jun -- Banka IslandJul-Aug -- Billiton IslandAug-Sep -- Karimata IslandOct -- Benkulen, SumatraNov-Dec -- Engano

1905 -- Exploration and collection:Dec 04-Feb- Western SumatraFeb-Mar -- NiasJun-Sep -- Western Borneo, including Pontianak and Kapuas riversNov-Jan 06 -- Eastern Sumatra Designated Honorary Associate in Zoology by the U.S. National Museum

1906 -- Visited Hong Kong and Japan (April-May)Exploration and collection accompanied by Kloss:Oct-Feb 07 -- Easter Sumatra, including Bengkalis and Rupat islands and Siak River

1907 -- Exploration and collectionMar -- Rhio ArchipelagoMay -- Islands of South China Sea, including Direction Island, Datu, Temayer, Lamukutan, Panebangan, and PelapisMay-Sep -- Western Borneo, including Kapuas and Simpang riversNov-Dec -- Java Sea, including Bawean Island

1908 -- Exploration and collection:Dec 07-Mar- Southeastern Borneo, including Pulo Laut and Pulo SebukuJun -- Southwestern BorenoNov -- Java Sea

1909 -- Exploration and collection:Dec 08-Apr -- Pulo Laut and eastern Borneo, including Pasir RiverOnset of partial blindness caused by spirochetosis, and treatment in Aachen, Germany. Illness forced Abbott to suspend collecting activities in tropics.

1910-1915 -- Exploration and collection in Kashmir

1912-1915 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for expedition to Borneo by Henry Cushier Raven

1914 -- Brief visit and collection in Molucca Islands and Celebes, accompanied by his sister

1915-1916 -- Donated funds for expedition by Raven to Dutch East Indies, especially Celebes

1916 -- Exploration and collection in Dominican Republic

1917-1918 -- Exploration and collection in Haiti

1918 -- Interruption of field work by Abbott because of servere illness (dysentary) and by Raven because of the war

1919-1923 -- Exploration and collection in Hispaniola

1920 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for botanical collection in Haiti by Emery C. Leonard, aid in Division of Plants

1920-1922 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for expedition to Australia by naturalist Charles M. Hoy

1923-1924 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for expedition to China by Charles M. Hoy until Hoy's death in the field; workconcluded by Reverend David Crockett Graham

1925-1927 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for expeditions to Hispaniola

1928 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for expedition to China

1928 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for expedition to Hispaniola by Arthur J. Poole, Division of Mammals

1928-1931 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for archeological expedition to Hispaniola by Herbert William Krieger, curator, Division of Ethnology

1932 -- Donated funds to United States National Museum for archeological expedition to Cuba

1934 -- Purchase and donation of birds of the Himalayas for the United States National Museum

April 2, 1936 -- Death of William Louis Abbott at his farm near North East, Maryland of heart disease after a long illnessBequest to Smithsonian Institution any of books and papers desired (278 volumes accepted) and approximately $100,000 (1/5 of estate) to promote zoological researchers
Provenance:
William Louis Abbott was a self-trained and self-sustaining collector who donated large numbers of ethnological artifacts, zoological specimens, and funds to the United States National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution around the turn of the twentieth century. The Abbott Papers in the National Anthropological Archives were apparently compiled by the staff of the Department of Anthropology, especially Otis Tufton Mason, curator of ethnology, in order to process incoming collections. The correspondence and printed materials relate primarily to Abbott's collecting activities and to Mason's research on Abbott's collections.
Restrictions:
The William Louis Abbott collection is open for research. Access to the William Louis Abbott collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Citation:
William Louis Abbott Collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.XXXX.0228
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Sand paintings

Artist:
Klah-Tso  Search this
Extent:
31 Paintings
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Paintings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Reproductions of sand paintings by a Navajo medicine man. Twenty-eight of them are traditional sand paintings; four are secular paintings. They are described individually in the NAA art work inventory.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 138501
Local Note:
Tempera on brown cloth
Other Archival Materials:
For notes on the sand paintings, please see Manuscripts 3924-a and 3924-b.
Topic:
Sandpaintings  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Citation:
NAA MS 138501, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS138501
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms138501
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Archeology—Miscellany

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
(3 of 3)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954 May 8
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes an outline for "Field Archaeology: A Manual for Use in Eastern North America" by Committee on State Archeological Surveys, National Research Council, and Steven M. Spencer, "They're Exposing America's Oldest Secrets" Sat. Eve. Post, May 8, 1954 re RBS.
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Bark

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
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Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1895
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes photographs by Albert Ernest Jenks: "Winnowing the Grain"; "Mococks, birch-bark baskets"; photographs of houses and canoes, without captions; and drawings illustrating Franz Boas' "Kwakiutl Indians," USNM Report, 1895, and W. J. Hoffman's article in BAE 7th Annual Report.
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Baskets

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National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
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Extent:
(5 of 9)
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902
circa 1932
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes manuscripts and a letter. E. L. McLeod to Otis T. Mason, September 14, 1902, with notes on Paiute of Kern County, California, mainly terms for different types of baskets; draft: Walter Hough, "A Cache of Basket Maker Baskets from New Mexico (published in the Proceedings of the USNM), 81, no. 10 (1932); draft: O. T. Mason, "Basketry Bolo Case from Asilan Island"; Fidella G. Woodcock, "Nature and the Indian"; and an untitled paper by anonymous author on esthetics in basketmaking.
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Basketry

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Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1907-1908
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes a notebook on vocabulary of basketry, with notes and printed material; a photograph of specimen 239,086; and letters, William Baillie to Walter Hough and Otis T. Mason, 1907-8, re P. A. Talbot collection of Okoi artifacts, basketmaker terms.
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Blankets

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Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes notes on specimens; exhibit labels; "Blanket" by Walter Hough (probably encyclopedia entry); and a printed article on Navajo blanket by Geo. H. Pepper, Everybody's Magazine, n.d.
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Boomerang

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Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1888 August 9
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes H. Eggers to Otis T. Mason, August 9, 1888, on construction and use by Australia aborigines; notes and sketches; and clippings.
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California

Collection Creator:
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Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1901 August 27
undated
Scope and Contents:
Most of the material is not on California Indians but on Indians of the Southwest. Includes clippings; notes of Walter Hough; a receipt for the purchase of a Hopi blanket of Pavatia, Keams Canyon, August 27, 1901; and a newsclipping on work of Jesse Walter Fewkes.
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Carib Indians

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Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944 July 31
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes photographs of maps and a report from Charles W. Whitaker to the Secretary of State, July 31, 1944, "Present status of Carib Indians of Dominica."
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Catlin

Collection Creator:
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Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1879
1904
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes printed material; a copy of "Events of 1879 leading to the Conservation of the George Catlin Indian Gallery, Thereafter in Possession of the Smithsonian Institution—National Museum in Washington, D.C.", by Thomas B. Donaldson; a list of the George Catlin ethnological collection; and a copy of a letter, Mason to Holmes, May 27, 1904, showing paintings of Catlin not in the USNM.
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Ceramics

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Extent:
(2 of 5)
Container:
Box 8a
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940 March 4
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes printed material; notes, some by E. H. Hawley, mostly on Japanese ceramics, with a glossary of terms; a letter, K. Tanaka to USNM, with map of kilns in Japan and photographs of pieces of ceramics; and a copy of an address of Counselor Dooman of American Embassy in Tokyo, "On Collecting Chinese Porcelains," Tokyo Women's Club, March 4, 1940.
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Ceramics

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
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Extent:
(4 of 5)
Container:
Box 8a
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1888 November 12
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes a description of collection of Chinese, Japanese, Cochin Chinese, Korean, Brazilian, and Burmese material (much done by E. H. Hawley and much relating to the Foreign Exhibition, Boston); E. H. Hawley to G. Brown Goode, November 12, 1888; and a list of pottery of the G. Brown Goode estate.
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Ceramics—American Indian

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
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Extent:
(2 of 2)
Container:
Box 8a
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1895
1906
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes a copy of letter, W. H. Holmes to Rathbun, January 15, 1906, re use of pottery products on view in lecture hall of USNM, with notes by E. H. Hawley; notes on vases of Limoges, France; notes by Holmes and Hawley; clippings; Dinwiddie photograph of Papago potter; mounted printed illustrations and drawings of pottery examples from around the world, put together, at least in part, by Mason; a notebook by Mason; a photograph of Mexican pottery sherds, Oaxaca (?); illustrations and notes; printed material; and a letter of Karl von den Sheinen, October 22, 1895, re shell tools among the Borors and Tayagua and on the Shingoo and near Asuncion, with drawings.
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