A long time ago Major Powell had me prepare notes for a Report to the Census on the education of Indians. Before it was half done, owing to lack of funds, the work ceased. Years afterward the manuscript was sent to me; but I am convinced that it belongs to the Bureau of the Census, so I am herewith transmitting it."
Includes a copy of Daniel G. Brinton's "Some words in the Andagueda dialect of the Choco stock," Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, volume 34, February 4, 1896, and a letter, Stewart Culin to Mason, January 27, 1902, transmitting the publication.
Describes the construction of sweat houses, with sketches.
Emmons write in regard to a basket (USNM ACC 40,881) and information about it he tried to elicit from C. F. Newcombe. A letter from Newcombe to Emmons, November 3, 1903, is attached. It includes some comments by Newcombe on the basket.