Concerns the Walum Olum" of the Delawares. Also other correspondence from Frank Squier, 415 Lexington Avenue, New York City-- nephew of E. G. Squier and owner of the original. 3 pages.
The Squier collection consists primarily of glass plate negatives made by Squier in the Central Andes region of Peru from 1862 to 1868 while he served as the United States Commissioner to Peru.
Photographs collected in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries that depict animal specimens, the Blackmore Museum in Salisbury England, and portraits of Thomas Ewbank, Ephraim George Squier, and Jose Sabino Uc. The collection also includes a stereograph depicting plantlife and a landscape, probably in San Diego, California.
The records of the American Ethnological Society (AES) document its activities from its founding in 1842 through the mid-1960s. The American Ethnological Society is the oldest anthropological association in America. It has been interested in publishing and promoting study of different cultures in the Americas from its founding in 1842 to the present. Materials include correspondence, reports, and financial records relating to the administrative functions of the organization.
The bulk of the George Brown Goode Collection (Record Unit 7050) predates the establishment of the present-day Smithsonian Institution Archives. A small addition of autograph letters was received from the Division of Political History, National Museum of American History in 1983 under accession number 83-081.
The Spencer F. Baird Papers are the combination of several different deposits. One group was originally labeled "Private" by the Smithsonian Institution Archives at the time they were received. Another group came to the Smithsonian from Lucy Hunter Baird (Baird's daughter), or from her estate after her death.