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