MS 4689 Matilda Coxe Stevenson Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4689
Creators:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915
Stevenson, James, 1840-1888
Anderson, Larz
Avery, Rachel Foster
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Douglass, William Boone
Eagle, Mary K.
Gill, Mary W.
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
Hornaday, W.T.
Leidy, Joseph
McGee, Anita Newcomb, 1864-1940
Meredith, Virginia C.
Moseley, A.N.
Nordhoff-Jung, Sophie
Pollard, Henry L.
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915
Schweizer, Herman
Sherman, William Tecumseh Lieut. General
True, Clara D.
Tylor, Edward Burnett
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927
Evans, Alexander H.
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896
Dates:
ca. 1870-1910
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
5 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Most of Stevenson's scientific notes are included as separate items in the series of numbered manuscript and the papers of John Peabody Harrington. This particular set of materials is made up of papers that passed into the hands of the executor of her estate. It consists of a miscellany of letters, notes, legal documents, cartographic materials, genealogical materials, photographs, newspaper clippsing, other printed material, and other types of documents. Although tehc ollection largely concerns Stevenson, it also includes some material of her husband, James Stevenson, and members of her family, especially her father, Alexander H. Evans, a Washington, D.C. attorney.
Scope and Contents
Many of the documents concern Stevenson's field work among the Pueblo Indians and other official duties with the Smithsonian. some material relates to her activities with the World's Columbian Exposition and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. A few items concern her membership in scientific organizations. Still other documents are of a personal nature, and some are mementoes, especially of James Stevenson. A significant group of documents concern Matilda CoxeStevenson's friendly and, later, very difficult relationship with Clara True.
Scope and Contents
The photographs include some items of ethnographic interest but it consists largely of portraits of James andMatilda Stevensonand Mrs. Stevenson's relatives. Also included are images in albums apparently gathered by Stevenson as a collector of photographs. They include images of Kit Carson, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and William Tecumseh Shermn. In the albums are also a nubmer of photographic portraits with unidentified subjects, many of whom appear to be actors and actresses.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4689

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 4689, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Received October 31, 1961 as gift of Manning Gasch, Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia; his father, Herman E. Gasch, was executor of M. C. Stevenson's estate.
Custodial History
Rifle and trunk of James Stevenson, journal of Alexander H. Evans' trip to Europe in 1857, and two stone fetishes received with the papers were transferred to U. S. National Museum (Accession Number 240140).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Actors -- depicted Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pueblo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carson, Kit Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Darwin, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sherman, William Tecumseh Lieut. General Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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