Collection documents Sims's activities as a traveler and his interest in historic restoration. It includes forty-one notebooks, 6,000 color slides, a smaller number of photographic prints, forty-one stereo view cards, and three boxes of personal papers and ephemera. While some images are personal, the majority form a documentary record of various subjects and places and provide biographical information on Sims.
Covers ethnological work. Also includes letters of transmittal. Sketch of Indian graves near Fort Rice catalogued as Manuscript 2390-a by DeMallie 1/72.
Recorded in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary. Includes names of the "Chahta Delegation to Washington, 1866."
Recorded in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary in handwriting of Reverend Allen Wright. Autograph notation on page 1: "For comparison with Wright's" (Choctaw vocabulary.)
Rough tracings from miscellaneous sources including SI-ARs, Beauchampʹs articles in New York S. Mus. Bulletin. Mostly pipes of North America. Includes some Egyptian and classical subjects.
Includes names of birds, animals, and plants.
Seth Newhouse version. Handwritten (English).