Otis Tufton Mason Papers,
1889-1900

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7086
Creators:
Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
Dates:
1889-1900
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers consist of copies of letters which Otis Tufton Mason wrote back to the Smithsonian while on a trip in Europe to study museum practices, 1889; correspondence concerning his work on Central American ethnology, 1899-1900; and newspaper clippings collected by Mason concerning museums, 1890-1897.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Otis Tufton Mason (1838-1908) was an ethnologist and museum expert. From 1884 he was Curator of Ethnology at the United States National Museum, and from 1902 he was Head Curator, Department of Anthropology.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7086, Otis Tufton Mason Papers

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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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