MS 3423-b Letter to Jesse Walter Fewkes

Collection ID:
Lendewig, F. F. (Frederick Flower)
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930
May 20, 1914

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Enclosing photographs of pictographs in Pecos country, Val Verde County, Texas

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Initial letter of Lendewig to Fewkes, May 8, 1914, and Fewkes╩╣ reply of May 16, in Smithsonian Institution-Bureau of American Ethnology correspondence files, 1/59. Of the photographs he says, "Now, the No. 1 is of a group, taken from a distance, while No. 2 is from a very short distance, (from the point X in No. 1) thus giving a part of No. 1 on a much larger scale. This was done to give a better view of the peculiar long necked animal in the center of No. 2."

Custodial History
The items now separately cataloged as numbers 3432-a (ARCHEO., Idaho) and 3423-b (ARCHEO., Texas) were found together in one envelope having the catalog number 3423. Six photographs were with that file. Three of them clearly belong with 3423-a, and the correspondence with that file specifically refers to the enclosure of 3 photographs. The remaining three were assumed to belong to file 3423-b; however they do not seem to tally closely with the description given in the correspondence, nor does the correspondence indicate how many photographs were enclosed. --MCB., January 1959.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3423-b

Central Village, Connecticut

Using the Collection
Manuscript 3423-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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