MS 7438 E.A. Mearns Catalog of Collections

Collection ID:
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
Mindeleff, Cosmos, 1863-
Daniels, Stewart
ca. 1890
Physical Description:
1 Volume
64 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The bound volume is a catalog of archeological and ethnological collections made on Clear Creek, Beaver Creek, Verde River, Fossil Creek, Oak Creek, and Salt River in Arizona. Included are Mearns's numbers, names, dimensions, and other descriptivive material, locations, and dates of findings (between 1884-1887). There is also a summary list of stone tools sent to the American Museum of Natural History. A few references to photographs (a note indicates what had been sent to the museum) are incomplete.
Scope and Contents
There are also a few related notes, pages from a diary, ground plans of ruins on the Middle Verde, an inventory of items taken from Montezuma's Castle, a letter from Cosmos Mindeleff concerning plans for Mearns to plot locations of ruins on a USGS quadrant map, notes concerning ruins on the San Juan River by Stewart Daniels, notes on the Acequia Ruin in Arizona, and a note on Mearns's photograps and his photography.

Custodial History
Sent to the archives by Joseph Brown, of the Processing Lab, December 1986.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7438

Using the Collection
Manuscript 7438, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Arizona -- Archeology Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Museum of Natural History -- Photographs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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