MS 4839 The Archaeology of the Region of the Natural Bridges of Utah

Collection ID:
Douglass, William Boone
Forrester, J.B.
ca. 1909
Physical Description:
67 Pages
5 Drawings
64 Photographs

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Description of investigation of the bridges of the natural bridges region, and the archaeological remains in the area, by order of the General Land Office.
Scope and Contents
Folder 1 The Archaeology of the Region of the Natural Bridges of Utah. no date [ca. 1909] Typescript Document, 42 pages. Folder 2 Ruins omitted from report on Natural Bridges of Utah, by J.B. Forrester, August 8, 1909. Manuscript Document with sketches. 4 pages; also Typescript Document with Manuscript annotations, incorporating parts of Manuscript Document. Folder 3 Notes for figure No. 1 (Crescent Castle) Ruin 4 miles East of Bluff, Utah, on South bank of San Juan River Manuscript Document 3 pages; also typed copy of same. 2 pages.
Scope and Contents
Folder 4 Ink sketches (twelve figures). 12 pages. Folder 5 Letter from Douglass to Walter Hough, regarding Crescent Castle notes. July 2, 1909. Autograph Letter Signed 1 page. Folder 6 Ink sketches of archaeological structures on various sizes of cardboard. 5 sketches. Folder 7 Photographs of the Natural Bridges region (some identified by annotations on back). Approximately 54 photos (many duplicates) numbered (not consecutively) from 1 to 24. The photos were made from glass negatives, 13 of which were received with this collection and are catalogued under negative No. UTAH 43-55. Folder 8 Miscellaneous photographs including, 2 photos of "Crescent Castle" 1 photo of ruins at Bluff City, Utah and 7 unidentified snapshots. (total: 10 photos).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Photographs from the survey were taken by G. D. Harrington. All the ruins Douglass describes were visited and described by Byron Cummings of the University of Utah in 1907. Crescent Castle was described and drawn by W. H. Jackson in the 10th Annual Report of the Hayden Surveys, 1879.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4839

Using the Collection
Manuscript 4839, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Manuscript was sent to Walter Hough, Division of Ethnology, Department of Anthropology, USNM, by Douglass, July 2, 1909 (see correspondence in Bureau of American Ethnology files) and received in the Archives December 19, 1968 from Richard B. Woodbury.

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