MS 2372 Garrick Mallery Collection on Sign Language and Pictography
Garrick Mallery (1831-1894) was an ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology who focused primarily on Native American sign language and pictography. This collection reflects Mallery's research interests and methods. Much of the collection is comprised of correspondence and notes relating to sign language and pictography and is organized chiefly by either the cultural or geographic region to which the material belongs. Bound volumes of several of his publications are included, along with annotated draft copies from collaborators. In the case of Mallery's work on pictography, the collection includes several oversize items including original works and reproductions.
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MS 287 Report on Kataba, Chaʹta and Shetimasha Indians and their languages visited and studied in December 1881 and January 1882
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895
Pencil note on page 1 is by J. Owen Dorsey.
MS 7278 Marjorie Merriweather Post Papers
Spinden, Herbert Joseph, 1879-1967
Leighton, Kathryn W.
1 Photographic print
Includes a photostat of a catalog of baskets, pots, and other artifacts by Herbert Spinden; Xerox copies of letters in a notebook regarding the collection of artifacts for the Post collection; two newclippings about Marjorie Merriweather Post, and a typescript of Fr. Juan Alberti's "How the Ona Squaws of Tierra …
MS 992-b Letter, notes, and comparative vocabulary of Chinook and Tahkaht
Encloses comparative vocabulary of Chinook and "Tahkaht" (Nootka), 3 pages. Also 3 sheets (6 pages) miscellaneous notes on blue paper similar to covering letter, and presumably enclosed with it.
MS 3716 Letter to Professor Henry
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
Incloses sketches of arrowheads found on the Saluda River, South Carolina. Also historical notes relating to the above tribes, reference to the various tribes, of South Carolina, etc.
MS 4689 Matilda Coxe Stevenson Papers
Stevenson, James, 1840-1888
Anderson, Larz, 1866-1937
Avery, Rachel Foster
Most of Stevenson's scientific notes are included as separate items in the series of numbered manuscript and the papers of John Peabody Harrington. This particular set of materials is made up of papers that passed into the hands of the executor of her estate. It consists of a miscellany of …
MS 1038 Kaigarnie (dialect of the Haida), from a vocabulary of the Hudson Bay Co.
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
Copy in handwriting of George Gibbs.
MS 7275 Removal of the Cherokees: Birthday story of Private John G. Burnett
Burnett, E. H.
The story is an account of the relation of Burnett, a white man, with the Cherokee and his observations of the Cherokee removal to the West, 1838-1839. Included is a statement ab out Burnett by E. H. Burnett, November 10, 1910. Both documents are in the same hand.
Solomon McCombs papers
Reflecting the professional activity of Solomon McCombs, Creek Indian artist, and promoter of his people's culture, these papers include correspondence, lectures, unpublished writings, photographs, and various other items collected by the artist. The bulk of the correspondence consists of two categories of incoming letters pertaining to McCombs' artistic activities: 1) those …