38-22 , 41-47, unaccessioned
Putnam, Frederic W., 1839-1915. Peabody Museum
director records, Frederic W. Putnam ((1839-1915), 1870-1923
: A Finding Aid
Peabody Museum Archives
January 1999 ; revised June 2001
©2007 The President and Fellows of Harvard
Repository: Peabody Museum
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Call No.: 38-22, 41-47; unaccessioned.
Location: Peabody Museum Archives
Title: Putnam, Frederic W., 1839-1915 Peabody Museum director records, Frederic W. Putnam (1839-1915),1870-1923 : A Finding Aid
Creator: Frederic Ward Putnam, Peabody Museum of
Archaeology and Ethnology, Curator and Director
Quantity: 4 linear feet (9 boxes); c. 12 oversize rolled maps and plans
Abstract: The Putnam Director Records contain a mixture of curatorial, administrative and
professional papers and reflect the wide scope of both the museum collections and
individual activities .
Sarah R. Demb , Peabody Museum Archivist.
38-22, 41-47, unaccessioned.
Series II, III and VIII were artificially created sometime after Putnam's death, at
wishes of museum curators who requested that these materials be separate from the
Putnam's general correspondence. Materials donated to the PM by F. W. Putnam's daughter,
Alice Putnam, were accessioned as 38-22 and 47-41. These materials
were transferred from the PM accession files to the PM Director Records in the PM
1997. The rest of the records were transferred to the PM Archives from within the
Museum at an
unknown date and did not need to be accessioned by the museum registrar.
Unrestricted, except for fragile maps and plans.
Unrestricted, except for fragile maps and plans.
It is safe to say that the Peabody Museum of
Archaeology and Ethnology would not be what it is today - a premier research facility
outstanding collections - without Frederic Ward Putnam. A multi-faceted and energetic
the chronology below for a selected list of his many and varied appointments), he
the Harvard College Peabody Professor of American Archaeology and Ethnology in 1885.
retained that post until 1909 and was Professor Emeritus from 1910 until 1914. As
was responsible for a variety of museum functions which included not only administrative
but field collecting, curation of collections, fund raising, and teaching in the Harvard
Department of Anthropology which he helped to establish in 1897. He served on the
of the Department of Anthropology from its inception in the same year through 1908.
also served as a Museum Trustee from 1875 through 1896, and became Honorary
Curator/Director upon his retirement in 1909, in which capacity he served until his
death in 1915.
- 1839, April 16
- Curator in ornithology, Essex Institute, Salem, MA
- Curator in ornithology, Essex
Institute, Salem, MA
- Elected member, Boston
Society of Natural History
- Student, Lawrence Scientific School, Harvard University, under Louis
- Curator of Ichthyology, Boston Society of Natural
- Special Assistant to Louis Agassiz, Lawrence
Scientific School, in fishes and reptiles
- Curator of Vertebrates, Essex Institute, Essex, MA
- Co-founder, American Naturalist
- Director, Museum
of the Peabody Academy of Science, Salem, MA
- Elected Permanent Secretary, American Association for the Advancement
of Science (AAAS)
- 1873-1874, summers
- Vertebrate zoology instructor, Anderson School of Natural History, Penikese Island
- Assistant, Kentucky
Geological Survey (part-time)
- Curator (Director), Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard
in Fish Collection, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard
- Chief, Anthropology Collections, Wheeler Survey West of the 100th Meridian, U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers
- Appointed Massachusetts State Commissioner, Inland Fishes and Game
- Peabody Professor of
American Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University
- Trustee, Peabody Museum, Harvard University
- Chief, Department of
Anthropology, World Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL
- Committee Member,
Anthropology Department, Harvard University
- Co-founder & Curator, Department of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
- Co-founder, Department of
- Director, Anthropology Museum, University of
California at Berkelely
- Honorary Curator (retired Director), Peabody
Museum, Harvard University
- Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
- PM Director Records - Putnam, Box 7, Biographical Materials.
Collections Department Biographical Card File.
- Dexter, Ralph. "Frederic Ward
Putnam and the Development of Museums of Natural History and Anthropology in the United
States." Curator 9 (2) 1966.
- Dexter, Ralph. "Some Herpetological Notes and
Correspondence of Frederic Ward Putnam." Journal of the Ohio Herpetological Society
1966, pp. 109-114.
These Director Records reflect the wide scope of not only Putnam's
individual activities, but the museum collections themselves, the global community
these activities took place, and the museum's prominent role in establishing American
archaeology and anthropology as an academic discipline. Thus, the records contain
a mixture of
curatorial, administrative and professional subjects, often in the same individual
items or groups
The records are organized in the following series: I.
Mounds sites correspondence and reports 1880 - 1923; II. Alice C. Fletcher/Thaw Fellowship
correspondence; III. E.H. Thompson Chichen
Itza (Mexico) manuscript and correspondence 1891 - 1905; IV. Incoming
correspondence and reports 1870 - 1916; V. Professional organizations correspondence
ephemera 188? – 1915; VI. Biographical materials 1884–1915. VII. World Columbian
Exposition Records 1890-95; VIII. Erminnie Smith correspondence
1879–1886; IX. Oversize Materials: WCE Maps & Plans, 1893, n.d.
- Series I: Mounds Sites correspondence and reports, 1880-1901 includes early Putnam
correspondence relating to mound groups, excavations, and individual objects located
Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, New York Ohio, and Tennessee.
- Series II:
Alice C. Fletcher/Thaw Fellowship correspondence, 1890-1901 includes Putnam's
correspondence with Alice C. Fletcher, Mary C. Thaw, and Robert C. Winthrop concerning
the fellowship to support Fletcher's work on Native American peoples, and contains
letters from Fletcher to Putnam describing the Nez Perce in Idaho. As well, the series
folder of letters relating to a PM library loan request by A. F. Bandelier, which was requested by Fletcher on his behalf through the American Institute of
- Series III: E.H. Thompson
manuscript and correspondence, 1891-1905. This material is primarily concerned with
Thompson's archaeological work in Yucatan for the Peabody Museum Central America
Expedition and also relates to his position as American Consul at Progreso. The series
Putnam's correspondence with Thompson in the field at Sacred Cenote, Merida, and Yucatan.
Also included are some letters to PM trustee Stephen Salisbury, to expedition sponsor
Charles Pickering Bowditch and to archaeologist Teobert Maler from Thompson in the field at Chichen Itza and Chen Ku.
- Series IV: Incoming correspondence and reports 1870 –1916 includes curatorial
material culled from early accession files which contained field notes, artifact inventories
correspondence from 1870 to 1915. Some of the material was culled from early accession
an unknown date. This material is indexed by correspondent name and subject heading
end of the finding aid.
- Series V: Professional organizations correspondence and
ephemera 188?–1915 material concerns Putnam's role in the professionalization of the
of anthropology and includes relevant correspondence and meeting invitations and programs.
- Series VI: Biographical materials 1884–1915) contains articles, clippings, and
biographical sketches about F.W. Putnam as well as some of his obituaries.
- Series VII: World Columbian Exposition Records 1890-95 illustrates Putnam's important
organizing the anthropology exhibit hall of the WCE. These materials were accessioned
and 47-41 and contain specimen lists and notes on the objects collected for the exhibit.
the lists have been numbered, and these numbers may correspond to the exhibit or case
assigned at the WCE. This series also contains the July -September 1891 field notes
Riddle concerning his WCE ethnographic work with the Menomonee, Stockbridge, and
Chippewa Indians. The lists and field notes were donated to the PM by F.W. Putnam's
Alice and were transferred from the PM accessions files to the PM Director Records
- Punam, in
the PM Archives in 1997.
- Series VIII: Erminnie Smith Correspondence and
Ephemera 1879-1886 shows Putnam's positive effect on friends and family as exemplified
Smith's ethnographic field work and her correspondence with Alice Boardman, a friend of the Putnam family. Erminnie Smith was an amateur student of the
Iroquois language and folklore. She compiled a dictionary of Iroquois for the Smithsonian.
Included are letters from Mrs. Smith to Mrs. Boardman, newspaper clippings, lecture
programs and invitations.
- Series IX: Oversize Materials: WCE Maps & Plans,
1893, n.d. includes plans of the anthropology building and Department of Ethnology
well as installation of exhibits.
Itza Expedition Records, 1904-1947, PM Archives
Papers, #999-24 (transferred from Kent State University; formerly part of the Ralph
- Ohio Mounds Accession Files, PM Collections Department
- Putnam Papers, Harvard University Archives (HUA)
Correspondence 1887-1914, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia
- Series: I.
1 Mound Sites Correspondence and Reports
- 1.1 Alabama mounds (12 items)
- 1.2 Arkansas
mounds (16 items)
- 1.3 Aiken group (IL) Nickerson report (1 item)
- 1.4 Davenport, IA copper ax drawing (annotated proof), n.d. (1 item)
- 1.5 Ohio Mounds (9 items)
- 1.6 Ohio
Mounds -- Madisonville Cemetery (Ferris Tract (68 items)
- 1.7 Ohio Mounds --
Madisonville Cemetery (Ferris Tract) (60 items)
- 1.8 Ohio Mounds -- Serpent Mound
OH, funding drive (22 items)
- 1.9 Ohio Mounds -- Turner Mounds artifact drawing (Cresson)
and section plan (2 items), n.d.
- 1.10 Ohio Mounds -- Jacksontown (3 items)
- 1.11 Ohio Mounds -- Serpent Mound
research (1 item)
- 1.12 Ohio Mounds -- maps (with letter), n.d. (4 items)
- 1.13 Ohio Mounds -- Serpent Mound Park (9
- 1.14 Oregon Mounds (1 item)
- 1.15 Tennessee Mounds ( 51 items)
- 1.16 Tennessee Mounds -- (52 items)
- 1.17 OH Mounds --
Knowlton's tablet, n.d. (old accession file 262) (2 items)
- 1.18 OH Mounds -- Turner Mound (Putnam lecture notes)
- 1.19 OH Mounds -- Cincinnati Tablet (mss. & letters) (14 items)
- 1.20 OH Mounds --
Boston Herald clippings (3 items)
- 1.21OH archaeology -- notes on George Harrison lecture,
n.d. (1 item)
- 1.22 NY
archaeology -- W.M. Beauchamp essay "Antiquities of Onondaga" with drawings and letter
- Series: II.
- Box 2 Alice C. Fletcher/Thaw Fellowship Correspondence
- 2.1 Fellowship materials (39 items)
- 2.2 Bandelier library loan materials (21 items)
- Series: III. E.H. Thompson Manuscript and
- Box 3Manuscripts
- 3.1 Manuscript "Maya Myths and Fables," with letter to Putnam
8/15/1897 & photograph of "wooden basket", n.d. (2 items)
- Box 4 Correspondence
- 4.1 Thompson to Putnam (2 items)
- 4.2 Thompson to Putnam (2 items)
Date: 2 items
- 4.3 Thompson to Putnam (1 item)
- 4.4 Thompson to Putnam (6 items)
- 4.5 Thompson -- Putnam (5 items)
- 4.6 Thompson -- Putnam (10 items)
- 4.7 Thompson -- Mead (1 item)
- 4.8 Thompson -
Putnam - Bowditch March-May (16 items)
- 4.9 Thompson-Putnam-Bowditch
June-December (13 items)
- 4.10 Thompson-Salisbury-Bowditch (7 items)
- 4.11 Thompson -- Putnam (12 items)
- 4.12 Thompson (?) sketch of dwarf figure, Yucatan, n.d.
- Series: IV. Incoming
Correspondence and Reports
- Box 5 Correspondence
- 5.1-39 (56 items)
- Series: V. Correspondence and Ephemera
- Box 6 Professional Organizations
- 6.1 American Anthropological Association (AAA) (18 items)
- 6.2 American Association for the Advancement of
Science (AAAS) (11 items)
- 6.3 American Ethnological Society (30 items)
- 6.4 American Folk-Lore Society (86 items)
- Boston Branch, n.d. (40
Branch n.d. (29 items)
- National (16 items)
- 6.5 Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
- Boston Society (28 items)
- Cambridge Branch, n.d. (29 items)
- San Francisco Society, n.d. (9 items)
- 6.6 Berlin Congress (Congrèss International des Americanistes Berlin)
1890 card file of Hemenway Collection artifacts sent for exhibit [in F. Cushing's
published congress program
- 6.7 Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society (13 items)
- 6.8 Society of
American Indians (3 items)
- 6.9 University of Pennsylvania Department of
Archaeology and Paleontology (13 items)
- 6.10Carnegie Institute of
Washington Executive Committee Recommendations (5 items)
- Series: VI.
- Box 7 Biographical Materials
- 7.1 Biographical reprints (8 items)
- 7.2 Personnel records (14
- 7.3 Invitations and notices (24 items)
- 7.4 Writings and clippings
Louisiana Purchase Exposition award (5 items)
- 7.6 Massachusetts
seal research materials (11 items)
- Series: VII.
- Box 8 World Columbian Exposition Records
- 8.1 Contract between
J.W. Skiles & Co. and WCE for Eskimo Village
- 8.2 List of specimens from Yukon
River, Alaska, collected by Cherry
- 8.3 Thomas F. Holgate, noebook, "Notes on
observations made among Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte [Ontario]," (made for Boas/WCE)
- 8.4 Printed documents
- Proposal for Chicago [Field] museum August 23, 1893
ethnographic exhibit invitation May 16, 1893
- International Congress of Anthropologists invitation June 15, 1893
- Smith, Harlan.
Archaeology of Saginaw Valley, as illustrated at the WCE,
- Request for Anthropology Library for WCE,
description of Dept. M "A World's Fair," pp. 608-624.
- WCE postcards, accession #47-41, (6 items)
- 8.5 Awards won at WCE
Date: 1894-1895; Manuscript reports from unidentified WCE publication [holograph and
- 8.6 F. Boas. The Exhibits from the North Pacific Coast with drawings, pp. 86-142 (22 items)
- 8.7 J.C. Fillmore, Preliminary report on Kwakiutl songs and songs transcribed in notation from Boas' wax
- 8.8 F.
Boas, "Report on section of physical anthropology," pp. 159-193.
- 8.9 J. Jastrow, "Report on section of psychology," pp.
- 8.10 G.M. West.
"Anthropometric work among school children," pp. 233-253.
- 8.11-12 F. Boas, "Physical anthropology of the North
American Indian," pp. 254-354.
- 8.13 G.A. Dorsey, "South American archaeology and ethnology," pp. 378-400.
- 8.14 S. Culin, "Primitive
religions, games, and folklore," pp. 401-459.
J. Clerc, "Rapport presente a Monsieur le President de la Section
d'Anthroplogie, a l'Exposition Universelle de Chicago," pp. 490-497
- 8.16F. Boas, "Report on physical anthropology," pp.
9-98 and pp. 21-29
- 8.17 G.M. West, [Anthropometric measurements of Americans, inc. category of "mulattoes"]
- Box 9 World
Columbian Exposition Records (WCE)
- 9.1 Numbered exhibit lists (#38-22)
- Exhibit geographic index (unnumbered), n.d. 6 p.
- #68. Collected by Henry Hales, Ridgewood,
N.J. "Colorado and New Mexico. Dark Pottery, Red Pottery , White and Black Figured
- #69-71. Collected
by Warren K Moorehead and Lewis W. Gunckel, Directors of the Illustrated American
Archaeological Expedition; "Colorado and New Mexico, San Juan Valley." Southern Utah
northern New Mexico, San Juan River Valley (3 pages and cover sheet, 2 copies [1
- #74-83. "List of Bas-Reliefs, Inscriptions and Statues of the Collection of Desire
- #167-170 WCE anthropometric
measurement instructions 1893 (2pp.)
- #174. Collected by Dr. Hugh Watt and
A. T. Watt of Victoria, B.C. "Tribes of Fraser River Valley." Northern interior of
- #175. Collected by J. E. Adams, Gocko, Montana. "The
Flathead Indians." (Salish), Pacific coast of Washington, British Columbia, Idaho
- #176."The Shoshonian Group." (Idaho)
- #177-78. Collected by
T. L. Bolton. "Bannock Indians of Ross Fork, Idaho." 12 items. # 1-12
- #179. From Gold's Free Museum, Santa Fe, NM, 28 items. (see also accession file
- #180. Collected by F. J.
Batchelder. Zuni, New Mexico, 22 items.
- #181. Collected by
George Shurtleff , Creek Indian Territory. 6 items.
Muskogee Group. [text]
- #182. Collected by W. C. Hamilton
at Rock Hill, SC. "Catawba." 10 groups of items.
Collected by Frederick Starr in NC. "The Cherokees." 21 items.
- #183. The Cherokees. [text]
- #185. The Dakotas. [text]
- #185. Collected by G. A. Karen at Sissetow Agency. "Lower Brull
Sioux." 3 items. Collected by F. Cooke. "Sioux at Devil's Lake Reservation,
ND." 2 items. Collected by F. Conger Smith. "Sautee Sioux Indians, Nebraska."
- #203-5. Collected by E. F. Wilson among the Cree Indians of Piapots Reserve
(near Regina), Touchwood Hills & Tile Hills, Assinaboine. 31
- #208. 209. H. Kinninton Mead, Tinker Creek, NWT.
- #210-213. Collected by E. F. Wilson. Saulteaux (Ojibway) Indians
at Broken Head River, Lake Winniepeg, Manitoba, #1-20. Case 1. (2 copies;
E.F. Wilson to F.W. Putnam listing objects "210" with "Collection of Indian material
sent by Rev. E.F. Wilson to Chicago, Sept. 22, 1891;" Case no. 2 Assiniboine Manufacture,
Indian Head, #21-37 and "Assiniboine." Collected by E.F. Wilson at Indian
Head, # 1-7. (see also accession file 93-1 for case 3]
- #214. "The Cherokees." [text]
Collected by H. B. Montague at White Earth, Minn. 9 Chippewa items with
"Collected by H. B. Montague of White Earth, Minnesota on behalf
of the Department of Ethnology, Columbia Exposition."
- #216. Collected by Henry W. Ruoff at St. Ignacio Mission, Mich. 10 items; Collected
by M. Riddle at Lac du Flambeau, WI. 1 item
- #217-218. Articles from Garden River, Ontario; Manitowaning, Ontario; Port
Arthur, Ontario; Spanish Mills, Ontario; Nepigan, Ontario.
- #219. Collected by M. Riddle at Keshena, WI. Menomonee Indians of Green Bay,
WI. 12 items.
- #220. "Iroquois" [text] with
"The Mohawks." collected by J. G. Holgate. 7 items. With "Mohawks of St.
Regis." exhibited by Capt. C.C. Cusick. 1 item.
- #225. Collected by G. W. West, Heatherton Antigonish Co., Nova Scotia. Micmacs
of Nova Scotia, 17 items.
- # 226. Collected by
Dr. M. A. McDonald, Sidney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Micmacs of Nova
Scotia, 9 items.
- #228-240. "D. E. Dyer's Private Collection of Indian
Curiosities from different Indian tribes exhibited at World's Columbian
- # 253-61. Collected
by Lt. Roger Wells, Orinoco River, Venezuela, S.A., 1892, 73 items.
- # 262-4. Collected by Lt. Roger Wells, Guaivo and Pearoa
Indians, Orinoco River, Venezuela, 34 items.
- #266-267. Peruvian Costumes II - V.
- #268. Collected by W.
E. Safford in Forest Region of Peru.
- #269- 270. Purchased by W.
E. Safford 6/19/1891 (Peru?)
- #272-5. Collected by W. E. Safford,
purchased by Prof. Putnam, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador - Costumes A - J, 263 items.
- #276-80. Purchased by Lt. Safford, Bolivia, 118+ items.
- #282 A. Exhibited by D. N. Bertolette. Upper Paraguay River, 15
- #282 B. Exhibited by D. N. Bertolette. Upper Paraguay
River, 26 items. with " The Indians of the Paraguay River, from D. N.
Bertolette." and "Valley of Upper Paraguay, collected by D. N. Bertolette" (5 copies,
- #284. R. S. Johnstone. Lagos, West Africa. 10 items
- #290-1. German Pfalz and German village, # 1-25.
- 9.2 Unnumbered lists [alphabetical by title]
- "Alaska." Alice Henderson, Minneapolis, MN. Collections
from Alaska, with notes on John H. Trabill, Chicago: "Photographs, groups of Indians."
Catlin Kinney, NY, NY: "30 pictures of Indian life by Catlin."
Berliner Gesellschaft; Giljaken and Golden." 231 items
- "Catalogue of Collection of S. B. Lingle, Congo River, Africa," 3144 Vernon
Avenue, Chicago, IL. [list made Aug. 7, 1893 by Harlan I. Smith]
- Charles Morison to Franz Boas: list of 14 items from British
Columbia March 24, 1893
- Collected by Fellows S.
Knowlton. "Maine. Shell heaps, Knox and Lincoln Counties."
- Collected by Stephen Bowers, Ventura, CA. "List of specimens" San Nicholas Island,
CA list : 2 copies (one handwritten) 144 items. Stephen
Bowers to F. W. Putnam re collection (contains handwritten list)
December 6 1890; Stephen Bower to F. W. Putnam - addendum to list
(see also accession file 93-1) September 6, 1890
- "Collection of Specimens from Alaska and Siberia for Prof. F.W. Putnam by Sheldon
Jackson 1892." (see accession file 93-1 #37-8) From Yukon River Valley, Kings
Island, Port Clarence, Lchucktchee Tribe, Arctic, Siberia, St. Lawrence Bay, Siberia,
Cape Serdze, Kamen Siberia.
- "Expenditures on a/c of an Indian Collection
purchased by Dr. John McLean of Blood Reserve, Alberta, Canada for
Frank Boas, Esq." October 2, 1892, attached: Shipping bill, customs
declaration [see accession file 93-1 for list of items]
- F. A. Ober. West Indies. (see also accession file 93-1)
- "Guatemala". 59 items, lists in Spanish and English
- "Gustav Stainsky, Taxidermist" list of animal heads and mammals (see also accession
file 93-1) April 5 1893
- "Hogan of the Navajo
Indians. Exhibitor: State of Colorado." Green Collection. Colorado Cliff
Houses Group A-Human remains, 86 items Group B-Pottery, Etc., 70 items Group
108 items Group D-34 items Group
E-Sandals, matting, etc., 147 items Group F-Wood, Wooden
Implements, 146 items Group G-Bone Implements, 103 items Group H-Textile Fabrics,
171 items Group
I-Ornament, etc., 17 items Group J-Seeds, 18 items Group K-Vessels made of
the rinds of pumpkin, squash, gourds, etc., 13 items Group L-Miscellaneous,
- "Log Cabin of Pioneer Times, constructed and arranged under the
direction of Emma Patton, Assistant in the Department. Exhibitor: Department of Ethnology,
F.W. Putnam, Chief. "
- "Ruins of Yucatan". Exhibitor: Department of
Ethnology, F.W. Putnam, Chief. Reproductions from molds taken by E. H. Thompson, Asst.
the Department, 6 items.
- "Salamanca Indians." [text]
- "Salamanca Indians, Port Simon, Costa Rica. Lt. George Scriven, Collector."
- "Six cases of Archaeological
specimens from the Delaware Valley, collected by Ernest Volk" with description of
- Field Notes
- 9.3 Maxwell Riddle, Ravenna, Ohio. Assistant in the Department of
Ethnology of Columbian Exposition.
- Series: VIII.
- Box 9 Erminnie Smith Correspondence & Ephemera
- 9.4 Correspondence
- June 19, 1938.
William Fenton to Alfred Tozzer re: return of letters of Erminnie Smith to Alice
Iroquois field work
- 1879 E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman re: personal
- October 1879 E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman re: personal news
- September 12, 1880 E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman ( Cattaraugus
Reservation) re: work with Onondagas, time at reservation, work this winter on Tuscarora
grammar and dictionary, translated Parable of Sower into Tuscarora, Alice Fletcher
proposed visit, ka-tci-tci-sta-kwast
- December 25, 1880 E. A. Smith to
Alice Boardman re: personal news, mentions "Ethnological Boss," writing to F. W.
- June 4, 1881 E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman re: personal, Horatia
Hale-discovery of manuscripts in Mohawk language
- June 18, 1882 E. A.
Smith to Alice Boardman re: personal, Indian assistant, working on dictionary, to
- January 22, 1883 E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman re: personal,
brought home from Canada 1661 manuscript French-Mohawk dictionary, translating
synonyms to Tuscarora, Mr. Lorell assisting
- May 5, 1883 E. A.
Smith to Alice Boardman re: personal news
- July 21, 1883 S. H. Smith to
Alice Boardman re: Mrs. Smith with Indians, personal
14, 1886 E [ugene]. A Smith to Alice Boardman re: personal news
- July 21,
1883 S. H. Smith to Alice Boardman re: Mrs. Smith with Indians, personal
- March 14, 1886 E [ugene]. A Smith to Alice Boardman re: personal news
- June 8, [1886?] to Alice Boardman re: Mrs. Smith's death
- June 1886 Eugene [A.] Smith to Alice Boardman re: death notice Hasbrouck to
Alice Boardman re: Mrs. Smith's death June 20 1886
13, 1886 ? to Alice Boardman re: Mrs. Smith's funeral
- August 6, 
Eugene [A.] Smith to Alice Boardman re: plans for house etc. after mother's death
- May 19, n.d. E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman re: visit to Boston,
going to Rochester to "get at Folklore of Iroquois Indians up near my red home"
- July 4, n.d. E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman re: personal
- September 7, n.d. E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman (Caughnawage, Quebec) re: personal,
remarks about area "Ethnological clover patch", Mohawk Books, etc., to "Two
Mountains", St. Regis, Hamilton
- September 28, n.d. E. A. Smith to
Alice Boardman re: personal
- December, n.d. E. A. Smith to Alice
Boardman re: personal
- E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman (Tuscarora
Reservation) re: staying with Seneca princess, also went to Onondaga Reservation,
- June 23, n.d. E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman (Tuscarora
Reservation) re: personal, Indian language
- September 28, n.d. E.
A. Smith to Alice Boardman re: personal
- E. A. Smith to Alice
Boardman re: personal, work on dictionary, n.d.
- E. A. Smith to Alice
Boardman re: personal, Alice Putnam Easter Sunday, n.d.
- E. A. Smith to
Alice Boardman re: personal, n.d.
- E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman re:
Prof. Hyatt lecture at Cooper Union, n.d.
- E. A. Smith to Alice
Boardman re: programs, n.d.
- E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman re: personal,
- E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman re: personal, thank you for visit,
- E. A. Smith to Alice Boardman (Tuscarora
Reservation) re: work with Indians, wants Alice Putnam to visit, collecting, adopted
Clan, skull for Peabody/Putnam, n.d.
- E. A. Smith to Alice
Boardman re: Smithsonian work on grammar, n.d.
- E. A. Smith to Alice
Boardman re: thinking of going to Onondaga Co., NY and gathering Indian myths, n.d.
- Committee on Publication to [illegible] re: publication of volume
of essays from Daughters of the Aesthetic meetings, n.d.
- Newspaper clippings
- "Aesthetic. Saturday Afternoon Entertainment at Lafayette." - E. A. Smith's address
residence with Indians and adoption into tribe of Tuscaroras
- "Aesthetic Reception"
Date: February 10, 12 1886
- "Literary Receptions and
- "The Iroquois Indians. Mrs. Smith's lecture - Music
and literature," n.d.
- "Erminnie A. Smith"-obituary
Date: June 7 1886
- "Mrs. Erminnie A.
Date: June 1886
- "The Final Tribute Paid. Distinguished People Attend the Funeral of Mrs. Erminnie
Date: June 1886
- "The World's Industrial and
Cotton Centennial Exposition." Women's Commission, n.d.
- "Women in Science. A poem read at the reception given to Mrs. Erminnie A. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Trowbridge's, Detroit,
Date: Aug. 24, 1885"
- "To a Lizard in Amber: In the Interesting Cabinet of Mrs. Erminnie A. Smith of Jersey
City" by W. A. Croffut, n.d.
Date: November 3, 1883
Date: November 1, 1879
Date: December 6, 1879
Date: January 3, 1880
Date: January 8, 1881
Date: March 19, 1881
Date: December 10, 1881
- February 9, n.d.
Date: February 10, 1883
Date: April 28, 1883
Date: December 1, 1883
Date: January 19, n.d.
Date: December 29, n.d.
Date: March 1,
1881 Alchemy and Chemistry
Date: May 18, 1880 Das Grune Gewolbe Lecture Course "The
- Familiar Scientific
Date: December 12, 1882 NY Academy of Science. "Language, Beliefs
and Superstitions of the Iroquois Indians" (illustrated with early and remarkable
dictionaries, etc. Mrs. Erminnie Smith.
- February 17, n.d. "Pleasant Reminiscences of a Busy Summer."
- January 4, n.d.
Cociety for Improvement in Science
- May 27, n.d. Universal Peace Union
- Calling Card, n.d. Mr. Isaac E. Hasbrouck
- Series: IX. Oversize
Materials: World Columbian Exposition Maps & Plans,
Date: 1893 n.d.
- 4 plans of first floor of the anthropology building,
showing different arrangement of space, 2 white, 2 blueprints.
- plan of
anthropolgoy building, 5 items
- plan (linen), "WCE: Installation of Exhibits,
No. 4, "Manufacturer & liberal arts building, G.B> Post Architects, NY, 1 plan; also
blueprints of same drawing.
- plan (linene), "Dept. of Ethnology, Plan of Gallery,
" first floor plan, scale 1/16" = 1', 1 plan.
- plan, "Detail of First Floor of
Geographic Regions for Ethnographic Exhibits," 1 plan.