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Language(s): English
Date: 1927-1943
Type:Text
Extent: 10 pages
Description: Correspondence relating to Speck's dealings in Canada (particularly his efforts to acquire birch-bark canoes and baskets) and to indigenous peoples, cultures, and material cultures of Canada that are not identified specifically. Materials include 1 letter from Speck to Foster Bennett regarding the purchase of and shipping instructions for three birch-bark canoes and two pairs of paddles; 3 letters from the Hudson's Bay Company regarding the unavailability of birch-bark articles at Longlac, Ontario, and Pointe Bleue, Lake St. John, Quebec as well as the availability of five baskets and one canoe for purchase at Montreal; 1 letter from R.W. Sargent regarding Indian birch-bark baskets with scratched floral and geometric designs available for purchase from R. S. Sargent, Ltd.; and 4 letters from Jane Rehnstrand regarding Speck's writing of an article on Indian Crafts of Canada for School Arts Magazine.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Inuit | Mojave
Alternate forms: Eskimo, Mohave
Language(s): English
Date: 1869-1898
Extent: 1 volume
Description: Dalton Dorr (1846-1901) was the curator, secretary, and director of the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia, the forerunner of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, from 1880-1899. This item is a journal, written in 1897, copied from his notes and from memory, of travels in Greenland (1869), the Indian Territory, Colorado and the Pacific coast (1872-73), and Paris, England, Scotland, and Ireland (1882-85), with some sketches. He took the Greenland cruise with Isaac I. Hayes in 1869, which was described by Hayes in his "Land of Desolation" (New York: Harper, 1872). See also a companion volume titled "Under the midnight sun: a pleasure cruise in Greenland” containing prints taken during that cruise in the summer of 1869. "Notes of Travel" contains seventeen black and white engravings of landscapes, glaciers, birds, Inuit dwellings, camps, and group portraits from the Greenland cruise, and eight small pencil sketches, by Dorr, of Native American territories along the Colorado River during his trip in 1872-73. These latter images include Arrowhead Mountain, Fort Yuma, and a Mohave man and dwelling. See finding aid for more information.
Collection: Notes of travel made from memoranda in old diaries [1869-1885], 1897-1898 (Mss.B.D735)

Inuit
Alternate forms: Eskimo
Language(s): English
Date: circa 1869
Extent: 1 volume
Description: This volume is a companion to Dalton Dorr's “Notes of travel made from memoranda in old diaries,” a hand-written account of recollections of his excursions written in the winter of 1897-1898. Among his various journeys was "A Pleasure cruise in Greenland,” taken aboard the "Panther" in the summer of 1869 with marine painter William Bradford, Massachusetts photographers John Dunmore and George Critcherson, and arctic explorer and physician Dr. Isaac I. Hayes. Dr. Hayes' published work, The Land of Desolation (1872), gives a full description of the Panther's voyage north along Greenland's west coast. This companion volume contains albumen prints taken by William Bradford and others aboard the Panther during that cruise. It is a bound folio of 92 albumen prints, from 16 x 21 cm. to 29 x 40 cm. Images are primarily landscapes of icebergs, glaciers, and rock formations. Thirty-five of the prints are ethnographic in nature, portraying aspects of Inuit social life and customs, including dwellings, encampments, kayak, oomiak, and portraits in native attire. Images reflect settlements in Krakortok, Sermitsialik, and Upernavik along the west coast of Greenland in 1869. See the finding aid for more information and related materials.
Collection: Under the midnight sun (Mss.919.8.D73u)