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Record Unit 7221

Ross, Bernard Rogan

Bernard Rogan Ross Notebook, circa 1860-1861

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Ross, Bernard Rogan
Title: Bernard Rogan Ross Notebook
Dates: circa 1860-1861
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7221
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This notebook contains catalogs and lists of collections made by Bernard Rogan Ross for the Smithsonian Institution, the Royal Industrial Museum of Scotland, and the Geological Museum of Canada. It also contains ethnological notes, especially on the Tinneh Indians, and copies of some of Ross' outgoing correspondence.

Historical Note

Bernard Rogan Ross (1827-1874) was chief trader for the Hudson's Bay Company in the Mackenzie River District of northwest Canada during the 1860s. In that position, he was able to lend substantial help to Robert Kennicott in his explorations in that area. Kennicott's activities provided a stimulus to Ross and other members of the Company, and Ross began to make collections of ethnological and natural history specimens, many of which he sent to the Smithsonian.

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Descriptive Entry

This notebook contains catalogs and lists of collections made by Bernard Rogan Ross for the Smithsonian Institution, the Royal Industrial Museum of Scotland, and the Geological Museum of Canada. It also contains ethnological notes, especially on the Tinneh Indians, and copies of some of Ross' outgoing correspondence.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7221, Bernard Rogan Ross Notebook

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Container List

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Folder 1 Ethnological notes and remarks

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Folder 2 Notebook containing catalogs and lists of collections and copies of outgoing correspondence

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