This collection includes photographic prints, postcards, and copy negatives acquired by Charles P. Eaton. These photographs were taken by assorted photographers from approximately 1920-1922 and include portraits shot among the Lake Superior Chippewa community in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, Ute communities in Colorado, and Sioux communities of unknown locations within the United States.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is currently unprocessed.
Prints include P03704, P03705, P03707-P03726, P04009, P04490. Copy negatives (photographic) include N21144, N35180-N35183.
P03710 contains derogatory terminology on print.
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Phillips Eaton was born on May 13, 1863 and grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduated in 1883, and then served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant and later a commander until 1921. As a lieutenant, he compiled the book "Notes on International Law," which was published by the United States Naval Institute in 1904. Harriet Phillips Eaton authored "Jersey City and its Historic Sites," in which she mentions that as of 1899, Charles Eaton was one of only three line officers in the navy from Jersey City. Eaton died on March 14, 1922, and is buried in Maple Grove Park Cemetery, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey.
Gift of Harriet Phillips Eaton in Memory of Commander Charles Eaton, 1922.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles and Harriet Eaton photograph collection, image #, NMAI.AC.151; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Solomons Island (Md.)
Dry Tortugas (Fla.)
Trout Lake (Vilas County, Wis.)
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
These records consist of the correspondence of both Conger and Mann with botanists, diatomists, and other colleagues. The files were apparently begun by Mann, and then
used and retained by Conger, who continued many of the same associations. Correspondence concerns specimens, identifications, laboratory administration, equipment, publications,
research projects and summer work at Woods Hole; Dry Tortugas, Florida; Trout Lake, Wisconsin; and Solomons Island, Maryland. Also included are notes, annual and other reports,
articles and papers, and the notes and manuscript of Conger's "Thomas Christian and the Diatomists of Richmond."
Paul S. Conger (1897-1979) was a botanist who specialized in the study of diatoms, microscopic components of plankton. He was the protege of Albert Mann (1853-1935),
diatomist of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (CIW). Mann was employed by the CIW but maintained his office and laboratory at the United States National Museum (USNM)
where he also held the title of honorary custodian of diatoms, 1913-1935. In 1922 Conger joined the staff of the Carnegie Institution and worked as Mann's assistant in the
lab at the USNM. After Mann's death, Conger retained his affiliation with the CIW, serving as research associate, 1935-1943. Concurrently he was named honorary custodian of
diatoms at the USNM, 1935-1943; then associate curator, 1944-1966; and botanist emeritus of cryptogams, 1967-1979.