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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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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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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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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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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 Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Two photographs show specimens from Trenton, ...

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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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Creators:
Merrill, George P. (Georger Perkins), 1854-1929
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, ...

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