National Anthropological Archives

Guide to the William Brooks Cabot papers, 1870-1925

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.1981-19
Creators:
Cabot, William B. (William Brooks), 1858-1949
Dates:
1870-1925
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
9 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers consist mainly of notebooks, dairies, and photographs, both negatives and prints.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
William Brooks Cabot was trained as a civil engineer at Yale University and Rensselaer Plytechnic Institute and operated an engineering and construction firm in Boston. A sportsman, Cabot was drawn into the wilderness of northeastern Quebec and Labrador where he became intrigued with the natives. Between 1899 and 1924, he made many trips to the region in order to live and travel with Indian bands, taking notes and photographs while he did. The Indians with whom Cabot dealt include the Nascapi, Cree, and Montagnais.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Joseph R. Coolidge in 1981.
Processing Information
The collection is unprocessed. Contact the repository for more information.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the William Brooks Cabot papers requires an appointment.
Preferred Citation
William Brooks Cabot papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Use
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Labrador (N.L.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Naskapi Innu Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cree Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montagnais Innu Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North America Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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