Inventory of the David Ives Bushnell, Jr. Papers 1797-1941 Bushnell, David Ives Mss. 65 B96

Inventory of the David Ives Bushnell, Jr. Papers 1797-1941

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Accession Number Mss. 65 B96


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Repository:
Special Collections Research Center
Identification:
01/Mss. 65 B96
Title:
David Ives Bushnell, Jr. Papers 1797-1941
Quantity:
4731.00
Creator:
Bushnell, David Ives, Jr., 1875-1941Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878Bushnell, Belle Johnston, b. 1859Chouteau, Rene Auguste, 1749-1829Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841Kurz, Rudolph Friedrich, 1818-1871Long, Stephen Harriman, 1784-1864Say, Thomas, 1787-1834 arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English
Abstract:
Papers, chiefly 1917-1941, of anthropologist David Ives Bushnell, Jr., including correspondence concerning his research on Indians in North America; diaries, address lists, specimen lists, photographs, magazines, pamphlets, and maps pertaining to his work. Also includes correspondence of his mother, Belle Johnston Bushnell.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

David Ives Bushnell, Jr. Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center from Mrs. David I. Bushnell, Sr. on 02/23/1942.


Biographical Note

David Ives Bushnell was born 28 April 1875 in St. Louis, Mo. He was educated in St. Louis schools and in Europe. He worked as an assistant archaeologist at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University from 1901-1904. Bushnell contributed to the Handbook of American Indians and wrote numerous books on Native American Indians, including Native villages and village sites east of the Mississippi, (1919), Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan tribes west of the Mississippi (1922), The Manahoac tribes in Virginia, 1608 (1932), and Virginia before Jamestown (1940). He did much research in Virginia and in the Midwestern United States. He died on 4 June 1941. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki

Scope and Contents

Papers, chiefly 1917-1941, of anthropologist David Ives Bushnell, Jr., including correspondence concerning his research on Indians in North America; diaries, address lists, specimen lists, photographs, magazines, pamphlets, and maps pertaining to his work. Also includes correspondence of his mother, Belle Johnston Bushnell.

The collection also contains a typescript of the journal of Rudolph Friederich Kurz; letters written by William Cullen Bryant (concerning Thanatopsis), William Henry Harrison (one concerning the death of Tecumseh), Horace Greeley (concerning Uncle Tom's Cabin), and Thomas Say; and includes two letters, 1798-1799, written to Rene Auguste Chouteau.


Index Terms

    Genre/Form of Material:

  • Art (sketches)
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Maps
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Watercolors (drawings)
  • Personal Name:

  • Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1768-1813.
  • Topical Term:

  • Indians of North America
  • Oregon--History--19th century.
  • Washington (D.C.)--History--19th century.

Other Finding Aid

Bushnell Papers Finding Aid


Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878
  • Bushnell, Belle Johnston, b. 1859
  • Bushnell, David Ives, Jr., 1875-1941
  • Chouteau, Rene Auguste, 1749-1829
  • Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872
  • Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841
  • Kurz, Rudolph Friedrich, 1818-1871
  • Long, Stephen Harriman, 1784-1864
  • Say, Thomas, 1787-1834
  • Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1768-1813.