Includes sketches and portion of letter to Secretary Baird, Smithsonian Institution.
This accession consists of one volume, F. Andrew Michaux, The North American Sylva (1817), which was most likely transcribed by Spencer Fullerton Baird and was one of the first serious surveys of American trees.
Concern Schumacher's collections for the Smithsonian along the coasts of California, including the channel Islands, and Oregon. Much concerns payments and shipments. Some references to the work of Stephen Bowers, Henry C. Yarrow, and others.
Comments on similarity of myth of So-kuswai-un-ants (published by Powell in Report of Exploration of Colorado River) and Egyptian tradition reported by Herodotus.
Relative to various caves in the State of Cahahuita, Mexico. Written in ink, the writing being somewhat faint. A typed copy is attached to the translation.
With list of Indian words and notes. Contains 39 terms.
The copies on loose sheets apparently cover correspondence with Cushing only. Direct copies made from some of these same letters also appear in the copy book, which has, in addition, many copies of Baird-Powell correspondence about B.A.E. matters.
Contains: Tables showing the Indian tribes of the Upper Missouri River. June, 1850. Autograph document signed. 9 pages. Letter from Culbertson to Spencer F. Baird, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution. Fort Pierre, Dakota Territory. May 30, 1850. Autograph letter signed. 12 pages.
Concerns archaeological field work in the area of the Monte Alban ruins in Oaxaca. Letter written by Ayme in Oaxaca describes his excavations in three areas. The first at an hacienda called Nazarene, at the foot of Monte Alban; a second along a river bank, one mile west of the hacienda, and a third just north of the Oaxaca road, a mile east of Naza...
It is taken from Chahta immatahah, and written by Dr. Gideon Lincecum in 1822 or 1823, and to his earlier correspondence with Professor Baird and Major Powell, regarding the same Manuscript. Reading. Pennsylvania. May 12, 1879. Filed with the above Manuscript is a typescript copy of Powell's cover letter, returning a Choctaw manuscript, to Mrs. S.L...