National Anthropological Archives

MS 4785 Report on Mesa Verde Ruin

Collection ID:
Hewett, Edgar L. (Edgar Lee), 1865-1946
Torbert, John B.
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
Nordenskiƶld, Gustaf, 1868-1895
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Carbon copy of letter to William H. Holmes, Chief, Bureau of American Ethnology, dated Casas Grandes, New Mexico, June 12, 1906, transmitting archeological map of Mesa Verde, "previously prepared by me under your direction." 3 pages, and blueprint of map: "Preliminary Archaeological Map of Mesa Verde. Authorities, W. H. Holmes, G. Nordenskiold, Edgar L. Hewett. 190-. Scale: 1 in. = 1 mile. John B. Torbert [draftsman]. Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, W. H. Holmes, Chief." Approximately 22 in. x 18 in. within margins.

Custodial History
The above carbon copy of a letter (with additional recently prepared carbon copies) and the blueprint map (with a new black and white facsimile) were received from the office of Richard B. Woodbury, Chairman, S.O.A., November, 1966, along with the map now catalogued under No. 4786, and a note that copies had also been sent to the National Park Service. The original of the above letter of Hewett to Holmes has not been found in the Bureau of American Ethnology correspondence files.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 4785, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4785

Other Title
Other Title
Preliminary Archaeological Map of Mesa Verde

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