Field Expedition Records,
1914, 1923-1942
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 02-051
Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art
Dates:
1914, 1923-1942
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
10.69 cu. ft. (19 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the joint expedition made by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from February 20, 1923 to August 6, 1927, and also the Freer Gallery of Art sponsored expedition from November 16, 1929 to April 11, 1934. Both expeditions were led by Carl Whiting Bishop, Associate Curator, 1929-1934, and were designed to create a Chinese government-approved cooperation between the Chinese and American scientific and archeological communities. Field assistants and other members of the expeditions included Archibald Gibson Wenley, Kwang-zung Tung, Li Chi, Daisy Furcott Bishop, and Elise Wenley.
Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, reports, a manuscript catalogue draft, regulations for excavation, notes, monthly and annual financial statements, expense reports, receipts, expedition fund ledgers, newspaper clippings, checkbook stubs, bank books, cancelled checks, and related materials.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-051, Freer Gallery of Art, Field Expedition Records

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wenley, A. G. (Archibald Gibson), 1898-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wenley, Elise Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bishop, Daisy Furcott Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chi, Li, Dr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tung, Kwang-zung Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archaeological expeditions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Asian Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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