National Anthropological Archives

MS 4271 J.N.B. Hewitt Correspondence

Collection ID:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937
Chew, William
Cornplanter, Jesse J.
Haag, Mack
Harkins, Lee F.
Hewitt, Alvis David, 1843-1937
Hewitt, Caroline (Tuscarora)
Hewitt, David Brainard
Johnson, Elias
Kellogg, Laura Cornelius, 1880-1947
Lincoln, George I.
Lyons, Iva B.
Lyon(s), Phoebe Patterson, Mrs
Chief Emmet Lyons (Onondaga), -1933
Owl, W. David (Walter David)
Parker, Arthur Caswell, 1881-1955
Robinson, Joseph Taylor, 1872-1937
Parker, Arthur Caswell, 1881-1955
Tarbell, Margarette W.
Chief Wild Pigeon, -1927
Baldwin, Marie Louise Bottineau, 1863-1952
Gabaoosa, George
Gibson, John H.
Gibson, Simeon, 1889-1943
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974
Newhouse, Seth
Morgan, Cecil E. (Cecil Etienne)
1886-ca. 1935
Multiple languages
Physical Description:
2 Boxes

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
1. Letters received from other anthropologists and the public, with a few copies of letters sent, 1886- ca. 1933. Alphabetically arranged.
2. Letters received from Indians of the Onondaga, Tonowanda, and Tuscarora Reservations, with a few copies of letters sent, ca. 1902-ca. 1935. Alphabetically arranged.
3. Letters received from Indians of the Six Nations Reservation, Grand River, Ontario, Canada, with a few copies of letters sent, 1897-1937, Alphabetically arranged.
4. Letters sent, 1902-1905. In letterpress copybook, pages 84-338. Pages 1-83 contain an Iroquois text, untranslated. Correspondents include: Melancon, Art.[?] S. J., Archivist, College Sainte-Marie, Montreau. May 8, 1930. Concerning whereabouts of Ojibwa manuscript of Fr. Ferard.
Bureau of American Ethnology 4721 Correspondents include: Adkins, O.W., Bailey, Nicodemus, Carroll, Julia C., Chew, William, Clute, Alexander H., Coolidge, Sherman Rev. (see Society of American Indians), Cornplanter, Jesse, Doxtator, George, Gansworth, Howard, Haag, Mack, Harkin, Lee F., Henricks, Walter A. Mrs, Hewitt, Alvis B., Hewitt, Caroline, Hewitt, David B., Hill, Mrs, Hill, C. D., Hill, David Russell, Howe, Chester, Honyoust, John, Johnson, Elias, Johnson, Isaac Mrs, Johnson, Matthew L., Johnson, William J., Jonathan, Jesse, Jones, W. Franklin, Kellogg, Laura C. (Mrs O. J.), Kirk, Jesse Rev., Koeppler, John L., Lincoln, George I. (see Thomas Asylum) Lyon(s), Iva B., Lyon(s), Phoebe Patterson Mrs, Lyon(s), Emmet Chief, Metoxen, Pierson L., [RE: Mountpleasant, John] Gearlow, George C., Mountpleasant, Grant, Murray, Robert Knox, Moore, M. M., Owl, W. David (Charo.), Parker, Arthur C., (see Society of American Indians), Patterson, Holland, D., Robinson, Joe T. (U. S. Senator, Arkansas), Seneca Nation, Resolution, March 21, '03, Society of American Indians, The, Parker, Arthur C., Secretary-Treasurer (Includes 2 page biographical notes by JNBH on Jean Baptiste Bottineau) Smith, Lucy M., Tarbell, Margarette (nee M. M. White), Tuscarora Tribe, Thomas Asylum, Lincoln, George I. Superindendent, White, M. M. see Tarbell; Wild Pigeon, Chief.
Correspondents at Six Nations Reservation. (Incomplete list.) Baldwin, Marie L. B., Beaver, G. W., Buck, John, Gabaoosa, George (Garden River, Ontario, Not Brantford, Grand River), Gibson, John H., Gibson, Simeon, Gridley, Marion E. (Indian Council Fire)-- See note on reverse., Hess, Jacob, Hill, Asa R., Newhouse, Seth, 1897-1911, Thomas, David, Morgan, C. E., Lt Col., Gridley, M. includes biographical notes on the following: Dr Arthur C. Parker, William B. Newell (Rolling Thunder), Dr George W. Beaver, W. David Owl, Louis Deer (Oskanonton).
"H" section includes office memos and various papers relating to Hewitt and his career with the Bureau of American Ethnology. (They are not necessarily received from persons whose names begin with H, but should be kept together because of their relevance to Hewitt's career.) Nothing here from Horatio Hale. MCB 6/6/63.
Includes sidelights on others in Bureau of American Ethnology and out- e.g. letter from Sapir concerning Radins "dismisal" and concerning Hewitt's relationship with Hodge.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Manuscript 4271, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4271

Local Note
Local Note
Researcher (Fr Aloysius Schretlen, SJ) trying to locate Ojibway Manuscript of Fr Ferard says not at Wikwemikong, Jesuit Motherhouse in Canada, as stated elsewhere. Says "I much fear the manuscript may have been lost in the disastrous fire of 1954, for I feel sure it would have been shown to me..." (correspondence 88-464, dated 3/17/88) KTB 4/5/88

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iroquois Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tuscarora Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Owl, W. David (Walter David) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Society of American Indians Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomas Asylum for Orphan and Destitute Indian Children (Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746