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Identifier: Archives Microfilm #35


  • 1893-1947,-bulk 1893-1897


Biographical sketch

American archaeologist, known for his studies of cliff dweller sites. Participated in several archaeological expeditions in the Southwest, including part of the Hyde Exploring Expedition to Chaco Canyon, N.M., to excavate Pueblo Bonito and other surrounding sites for the American Museum of Natural History in the late 1890s.


1 box ; (1 box ; 40 x 26 x 13 cm.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

B.T.B. Hyde. Method of acquisition--gift; Date of acquisition--1930..

Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Anthropology.

General Note

Correspondence and other items related to Richard Wetherill's research on the cliff-dwellers between 1893 and 1897 with the assistance of his brothers, Clayton, John and Alfred. Includes accounts of the expedition of 1896 and 1897 to Grand Gulch (ms. and two typescript versions) sponsored by C.E. Whitman and George Bowles, several catalogs of artifacts, a paper entitled Cliff dweller relics (49 leaves, typescript), letters addressed to B.T.B. Hyde by Wetherhill (dated 1893-1902) and by Hyde Exploring Expedition leader George H. Pepper (dated 1896-1898), as well as some correspondence between Hyde and AMNH Museum President Clark Wissler (dated 1938). Also includes a brief account of the Hyde Exploring Expedition by one of the expedition members, W.H. French, dated Nov. 22, 1947 ([2] leaves) and an Outline history of early explorations, by N.C. Nelson (4 leaves)

General Note

Original in the AMNH Dept. of Anthropology.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Microfilm.; Place of reproduction--[New York :; Agency responsible for reproduction--American Museum of Natural History: Date of reproduction--1987]. Physical description of reproduction--1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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