National Anthropological Archives

MS 1207-a Letter to Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Collection ID:
Swan, James G., 1818-1900
October 11, 1875
Physical Description:
19 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Report of a cruise in the U. S. Steamer Wolcott of the Revenue Marine Service, June-July, 1875 in the waters of Alaska and British Columbia. A chart, referred to on page 1 of the letter is not present: "I send a chart published by the English Admiralty of that portion of the Northwest Coast from Fort Simpson, British Columbia to Cross Sound, Alaska, on which I have indicated the route of the Wolcott and the various Indian villages we visited."
Scope and Contents
There is a manuscript copy and a printed copy. The latter appeared in the Port Townsend Weekly Argus, Supplement, September 4 and 11, 1827. There are a few significant differences between the two.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 1207-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 1207-a

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Expeditions -- Wolcott, cruise of Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Indian -- Northwest Coast Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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