MS 2009-06 Frank H. Cushing papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2009-06
Creators:
Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900
Dates:
circa 1875-1897
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 Items
linear inches 1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains the papers of Frank Hamilton Cushing. The collection, which dates from circa 1875-1897, includes a poem, "The sun is sinking to the west," dated June 10, 1875; drafts of a letter sent to Spencer Baird, 1875; a manuscript concerning customs written in a shaky hand on badly deteriorated ledger paper; a Smithsonian official receipt for a "collection of bone implements"; a scrapbook of newspaper clippings; autographed copies of the American Journal of Folklore and the Canadian Indian; copies of Cushing's own publications inscribed to various family members; and a manuscript concerning social life and customs, written in a shaky hand on badly deteriorated ledger paper. This manuscript has writing in a different hand on the reverse.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Frank Hamilton Cushing (1857-1900) was a noted anthropologist for the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2009-06

General
General
Historian Curtis Hinsley examined the manuscript in September 2009. He believes that Cushing was the author of this work, but it is not written in Cushing's own hand.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 2009-06, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Donated by Kent Van Allen.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Folklore Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manners and customs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poems Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drafts (documents) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Receipts Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Journals (periodicals) Type 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/