National Anthropological Archives

MS 2417 Gilbert Thompson drawings of pictographs in New Mexico, 1881

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2417
Creators:
Thompson, Gilbert, 1839-1909
Dates:
1881
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
7 Drawings
pencil drawings, blueprints
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of five small blueprints, a large tracing of the blueprints, a annotated drawing, and a letter of transmittal from Gilbert Thompson. The drawings were made in October 1881 and depict petroglyphs near Fort Wingate, New Mexico.
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 As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today.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
Gilbert Thompson (1839-1909) was a Union soldier and topographical engineer. He joined the Union army as a private in 1862 and became a corporal in the Regular Battalion of Engineers, serving until May 1865. After the war, he became involved with the U.S. Geographical Survey, and was made head of its Appalachian division in 1884.

Administration
Custodial History
Donated to the Bureau of American Ethnology by Gilbert Thompson in 1903.

Digital Content

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Preferred Citation
MS 2417 Gilbert Thompson drawings of pictographs in New Mexico, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2417

Local Note
Local Note
drawings


Keywords
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Petroglyphs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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