Reference Request

* required
Please succinctly provide us with any information pertinent to your inquiry. If you are writing to us about a research request, provide as much detail as possible about the collections in which you are interested (including collection numbers, box numbers, and folder titles).
(if known)

The Smithsonian Institution Archives is using Constant Contact, a third-party contact management software vendor, to manage contacts and send eNewsletters. Please be advised that Constant Contact's Privacy Statement and Terms and Conditions apply to your use of these services. The Smithsonian Institution Archives has access to your name and email address which is subject to our privacy statement.

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7086

Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908

Otis Tufton Mason Papers, 1889-1900

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908
Title: Otis Tufton Mason Papers
Dates: 1889-1900
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7086
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist of copies of letters which Otis Tufton Mason wrote back to the Smithsonian while on a trip in Europe to study museum practices, 1889; correspondence concerning his work on Central American ethnology, 1899-1900; and newspaper clippings collected by Mason concerning museums, 1890-1897.

Historical Note

Otis Tufton Mason (1838-1908) was an ethnologist and museum expert. From 1884 he was Curator of Ethnology at the United States National Museum, and from 1902 he was Head Curator, Department of Anthropology.

Top of Page

Descriptive Entry

These papers consist of copies of letters which Otis Tufton Mason wrote back to the Smithsonian while on a trip in Europe to study museum practices, 1889; correspondence concerning his work on Central American ethnology, 1899-1900; and newspaper clippings collected by Mason concerning museums, 1890-1897.

Top of Page

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

Name

Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

Top of Page

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7086, Otis Tufton Mason Papers

Top of Page

Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Letters from Europe, Volume 1

Box 1 of 1

Folder 2 Letters from Europe, Volume 2

Box 1 of 1

Folder 3 Correspondence Concerning Guatemalan and Costa Rican Ethnology, 1899-1900 - "Correspondence Relating to Honduras"

Box 1 of 1

Folder 4 Correspondence Concerning Costa Rican Ethnology, 1899-1900 - "Frobenius L" African Culture

Box 1 of 1

Folder 5 Mason Otis: Collection of Clippings on Museums

Box 1 of 1

Folder 6 Oversize: Items from Folder 2

Box 1 of 1