MS 4419 Copy and Fragment of John Colton Sumner Journal
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Collection ID:
Sumner, John Colton
Stanton, Robert Brewster, 1846-1922
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
In English.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
August 17-27 [1869]. 3 pages. Found in J. W. Powell's 1869 journal (Manuscript 1795a). Written in pencil on 3 torn-out leaves similar to those in the notebooks used by Powell for his journal. Believed to be a fragment of Sumner's original notes. July 5- August 31, 1869. 22 leaves and pages. Typed copy made from handwritten copy believed to have been made by Sumner from his original notes. Stanton, Robert Brewster to William H. Holmes, Washington, D. C. New York City, March 23, 1907. 1 page Typed letter signed. Acknowledges receipt of copy of Sumner's journal, which he recognises as being in Sumner's hand and signed by him. [No previous correspondence in Smithsonian Institution files, June, 1954.]

Existence and Location of Copies
Digital surrogates are available. 30 digital images
Existence and Location of Originals
Darrah states that the handwritten copy of the journal formerly in the Bureau of American Ethnology is now in the Stanton collection in the New York Public Library. He is of the opinion that this handwritten copy was not made by Sumner, but a Bureau of American Ethnology copyist.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4419

Digital Content

Sumner's journal is published, with biographical notes and discussion by William Culp Darrah in Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 15, 1947.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 4419, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Previously titled "Journal."

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