Random Records of a Lifetime devoted to Sciences and Art, 1846-1931 : volume IV, Part II, The Cliff Dwellers

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This is volume four, part two, of sixteen volumes compiled by William Henry Holmes to document his life and work. The volume is divided into two sections. The first includes portions of publications by other authors about anthropology, archaeology, and art history; Holmes' journal entries from a trip to Colorado in 1876; as well as a discussion of geological and archaeological survey of Southwest Colorado. The volume contains original correspondence, documents, ephemera, watercolors/drawings, and photographs throughout. It describes Holmes' work. There are original drawings with notes and photographs of the cliffs and dwellings. The second section includes "miscellany." This primarily contains additional images and inserted publications.

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  • Cliff-dwellings
  • Archaeology
  • Geology
  • Anthropology


  • United States
  • Colorado


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations
  • Correspondence
  • Memorabilia

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Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 : Cullings, largely personal, from the scrap heap of three score years and ten, devoted to science, literature and art

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1 field book

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