MS 48 Collectanea upon the Codex Troano, terms of the Maya and other Central American languages
A collection of ethnographic and linguistic notes from diverse sources, aiming at an understanding of problems of reading Mayan hieroglyphic characters. Most of the notes cover Mayan vocabulary and glyphs, but Gatschet ranges almost at random over other data, ethnographic and linguistic, that may have caught his interest. He touches …
Mortimer Fuller safari film
Footage shot during a hunting expedition to east Africa including Uganda, Kenya, Egypt, and the Sudan. Footage includes: shipboard ritual of "crossing the equator," passage through the Suez Canal, a local ceremony staged for visitors by Acholi tribesmen, Kikuyu dance, monumental Egyptian sculpture and architecture, and various hunting activities and …
MS 1331 New designs for Powersʹ Report; sketches of hieroglyphs and figures
One caption reads "Lagoon ? tribe. Two men, one woman," and the other, "Hieroglyphs at Cunninghamʹs Ranch Miles Creek Mirced County, California". Two of the sketches are of the letter . SJB/1970
MS 3360 A History of the Caribs
Contents: Chapter I. Eldorado and the White Sea. Chapter II. Cannibal Remains along the Coast of Guiana. Chapter III. Hieroglyphs in the Interior of Guiana. Chapter IV. The Cannibal Dutchman, etc. Chapter V. Fighting. Weapons, Poisons, etc.
MS 2205 Copies of Alexander von Humboldt collection of Mexican pictographic manuscripts
Steinen, Karl von den, 1855-1929
MS 1671 Miscellaneous group of photos showing pictographs mostly in western states
MS 2372 Garrick Mallery Collection on Sign Language and Pictography
Garrick Mallery (1831-1894) was an ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology who focused primarily on Native American sign language and pictography. This collection reflects Mallery's research interests and methods. Much of the collection is comprised of correspondence and notes relating to sign language and pictography and is organized chiefly by either the cultural or geographic region to which the material belongs. Bound volumes of several of his publications are included, along with annotated draft copies from collaborators. In the case of Mallery's work on pictography, the collection includes several oversize items including original works and reproductions.
MS 1592 Transcripts of Petroglyphs found in Queens County, Nova Scotia
Mallery, Garrick, 1831-1894
Title page reads: Transcripts of Petroglyphs found in Queens County, Nova Scotia, collected during June and July, 1888 by and under the direction of George Creed, South Rawdon, N.S. Note: Those copies marked "P" are positives, all others negatives. Those copies marked "X" are from Port Medway River. Those copies marked …
MS 4821 Anthropological Society of Washington records
The record of the Anthropological Society of Washington concern its organization, membership, and management of its business affairs. Records of its early meetings include not only minutes but also summaries--and at times almost complete papers--of its talks and discussions. Often these are manuscripts written by the speakers. There are also small quantities of documents concerning many of the national and local developments in which the society was involved. In addition, documents of the 1950s and 1960s concern the society's special publications and special programs that often involved appearances by outstanding anthropologists from outside Washington.