MS 1339 Ruins of the Southwest

Collection ID:
Stephen, Alexander MacGregor, d. 1894
circa 1884
Physical Description:
67 pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
MS 1339 was previously misattributed to Cosmos Mindeleff and believed to be the introductory to Mindeleff's manuscript for the BAE 16th Annual Report. According to Louis A. Hieb (e-mail correspondence to NAA, 9/2/2008), this document is in Alexander MacGregor Stephen's handwriting and is a rewriting of his introduction to his manuscript, "Catalogue of the Keam's Canon Collection of Relics of the Ancient Builders of the Southwestern Table Lands" (1884). Hieb believes that MS 1339 may have been submitted to Victor Mindeleff in 1888 as a possible introduction for the BAE 8th Annual Report.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 1339

Using the Collection
Manuscript 1339, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Other Archival Materials
Other Archival Materials
According to Louis A. Hieb, Manuscript 3282 "represents the catalogue proper" of Stephen's 1884 manuscript, without the introduction. Newberry Library and the Peabody Museum at Harvard University also hold copies of the manuscript (with additions), both of which include the introduction that served as the basis for MS 1339.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
United States -- South West -- Archeology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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