Query: Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
Otis Tufton Mason Papers
Creators:
Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
Dates:
1889-1900
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7086
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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.

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in Record Unit 7086 for Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
MS 7204 Letter to Otis Tufton Mason
Creators:
Jackson, Sheldon, 1834-1909
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908
Dates:
December 31, 1895
Size:
1 Page
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7204
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Concerns examples of armor made of different materials--walrus ivory, reindeer horn, plates of wood, hide, and hide covered with Chinese coins. Includes a note from Mason asking that photographs of all be obtained.

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in NAA.MS7204 for Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
MS 7329 Letter to Otis Tufton Mason
Creators:
Rodkinson, Michael Levi, 1845-1904
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908
Dates:
April 3, 1893
Size:
4 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7329
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Transmits a copy of Rodkinson's History of amulets, charms, and talismans, 1893, and indirectly asks for payment. Written on a brochure that concerns the publication.

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in NAA.MS7329 for Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
MS 7205 Letter to Otis Tufton Mason
Creators:
Emmons, George Thornton
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908
Dates:
June 16, 1902
Size:
2 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7205
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Concerns the making of Aleut and Eskimo baskets.

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in NAA.MS7205 for Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
Otis Tufton Mason papers
Creators:
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908
Dates:
1862
1881-1905
Size:
4.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.1973-23
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Otis T. Mason served as the first full-time Curator of Ethnology at the United States National Museum (USNM) from 1884 to 1902, as the Acting Head Curator of the Department of Anthropology of the USNM from 1902 to 1905, and as the Head Curator of the Department of Anthropology of the USNM from 1905 until his death in 1908. The majority of the material in this collection pertains to the organization and cataloguing of the ethnology collections of the USNM conducted by Mason in the late 1870s and early 1880s.

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in NAA.1973-23 for Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
MS 7172 An Ancient argillite quarry and Indian village site on the Delaware
Creators:
Mercer, Henry C., 1856-1930
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908
Dates:
undated
Size:
28 Pages
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7172
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The material consists of an autographed reprint or proof of an article by Mercer together with twelve photographs. There are also four pages of notes made from the article in the hand of Otis Tufton Mason. Most of the material concerns a site worked by Mercer at Gaddis Run in …

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in NAA.MS7172 for Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
William Louis Abbott collection
Creators:
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935
Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944
Kloss, Charles Boden
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Dates:
1888-1919
Size:
13 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0228
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers in the Abbott collection appear to have been brought together in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology in order to process ethnological specimens from Malaya and Indonesia and to prepare an exhibit and publications. Included are some of Abbott's original letters, notes, maps, and a considerable number of photographs. Most of these materials concern the Enggano, Jakun, and Dyak. Many other documents in the collection consist of copies of or extracts from Abbott's letters, the originals of which are now in the Smithsonian Institution Archives. There are also letters and other materials of Otis Tufton Mason and Walter Hough accumulated as they worked on the collection, many simple lists of accessions compiled in the Department of Anthropology, and a few manuscripts. In addition, there are printed materials that were apparently used by the department's staff for reference purposes. Some of the photographs made in Borneo in 1914 are by Henry Cushier Raven, a field assistant of Abbott and, later, a collector financed by Abbott. Additional materials of Abbott and Raven are in the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and their material (often duplicate photographs) are included in several collections in the National Anthropological Archives.

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in NAA.XXXX.0228 for Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
Department of Anthropology collection of photographs of anthropologists
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology
Dates:
circa 1864-1921
Size:
4 Copy prints
4 Engravings
2 Prints (woodburytype)
42 Prints (albumen, silver gelatin, and platinum)
18 Prints (halftone)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.70
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The collection consists of studio portraits and expedition photographs of anthropologists, administrators, scholars, and others. It includes some photographs of an Native American demonstrating sign language, possibly made during W J McGee's Seriland expedition. Photographers represented in the collection are Charles Milton Bell, A. E. Dumbie; De Lancey W. Gill …

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in NAA.PhotoLot.70 for Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
Department of Anthropology records
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology
Dates:
1840s-circa 2015
Size:
330.25 Linear feet (519 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.XXXX.0311
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Department of Anthropology records contain administrative and research materials produced by the department and its members from the time of the Smithsonian Institution's foundation until today.

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in NAA.XXXX.0311 for Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
George P. Merrill Collection
Dates:
circa 1800-1930 and undated
Size:
11.79 cu. ft. (21 document boxes) (3 12x17 boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7177
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Series 1 includes photographs, portraits, and correspondence collected by Merrill for the above publications. Series 2 through 5 include photographs of groups, particularly of the United States Geological and Geographical Surveys of the Territories (Hayden Surveys); and photographs of geological formations and of buildings in the Washington, D.C. area. Series 6 includes Merrill's professional …

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in Record Unit 7177 for Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
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