Random Records of a Lifetime devoted to Sciences and Art, 1846-1931 : volume IX, Chief Period, Bureau of American Ethnology, 1902-1910; Visits to Stutgart and Chile, 1908

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This is the ninth of sixteen volumes that document the life and anthropological work of William Henry Holmes. He combined text and original supporting documents including original drawings, watercolors, photographs, correspondence, official documents, news clippings, and memorabilia. The volume covers 1902 to 1910, while Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology. It is divided into five sections. Section one covers his appointment. Also contains an overview of field work during 1902 to Kimmswick, Missouri, where he conducted examinations a village site (contains clippings describing work). Section two describes a trip to Europe for the fourteenth International Congress of Americanists in Stutgart. Section three relates to a trip to Santiago, Chile for the First Pan American Congress in 1908. Section four covers ongoing work of the time period. Contains numerous drawings and photographs of landscape and local people from trips to Chile and Peru. Section five contains letters and news clippings.

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  • Archaeology
  • Geology
  • Anthropology


  • United States
  • Missouri
  • Chile
  • Peru


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Illustrations
  • Correspondence
  • Black-and-white photographs

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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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