Yucatan, Mexico, notebook and diary, 1895

ID: SIA RU007084

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Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1895

Citation: William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931

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Creator

Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933

Abstract

The notes and diary document the archaeological work of William Henry Holmes while Yucatan, Mexico, during 1895. He was working for the Field Museum of Chicago. The notebook contains field drawings of local inhabitants, buildings including structural details, notes with observations and personal impressions. There is a typed transcript of the first few pages. Loose notes (some headed "diary) are dated and often headed with location (e.g. Merida, Chichen [Itza?]). They describe travel enroute from Florida as well as observations and personal impressions of local communities. Also includes oversized drawing of an unidentified deserted settlement.

Date Range

1895

Start Date

1895

End Date

1895

Access Information

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Topic

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology

Place

  • Yucatán
  • Mexico

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007084

Collection name

William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 3 Folder 20