Photographs of Evert Wendell account book pages with sketches, circa 1700-1709

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R81R
Creators:
Wendell, Evert, 1681-1750
Dates:
circa 1700-1709
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
5 copy negatives
acetate
5 copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs of pages from Evert Wendell's record book of his transactions with American Indians. The photographs highlight Wendell's drawings of Cayuga, Seneca, Miami, and Souveno Indians with whom he worked, including identifying markings such as tattoos, ear ornaments, and hairdressing. The collection also includes catalog cards prepared by William Curtis Sturtevant to describe drawings, with transcriptions and translations by T. J. Brasser.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Evert Wendell (1681-1750) was born in Albany, New York, shortly after the Dutch surrendered the area to British colonists. In 1695, Wendell began trading with American Indians and settlers. Between the years 1695 and 1726, Wendell recorded over 2,000 transactions in his account books, including names and credit.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogates exist for some photographs.
Existence and Location of Originals note
Original account book is held by the New York Historical Society.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R81R

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy prints made by Smithsonian Institution from NYHS copy negatives, 1966.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Copies may be obtained from the New York Historical Society.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 81R, Photographs of Evert Wendell account book pages with sketches, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Iroquois
Souveno

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Copy negatives purchased from New York Historical Society, circa 1966.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Account books Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seneca Indians -- Depicted Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miami Indians -- Depicted Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cayuga Indians -- Depicted Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/