Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Edward Palmer Papers, SMC.13.9

Edward Palmer was a British botanist and archaeologist who toured the southeastern United States in the 1880s, locating and excavating Indian mounds. He spent the majority of his time in Arkansas, and his exploration included old house sites and fortifications. In his notes, Palmer provides descriptions of some of the towns he passed through in Arkansas, as well as the people he met.

 This collection contains the field notes of archeologist Edward Palmer, who visited Arkansas in the 1880s. Some sketches of Indian mounds are included.

  • 1. 1881 October 27: "Journey from Osceola" (Reel MG00207)
  • 2. 1881 November 10: Osceola, Mississippi County
  • 3. 1881 November 12: Pecan Point, Mississippi County
  • 4. 1881 November 29: Menard Mounds, eight miles southeast of Arkansas Post
  • 5. 1881 December: Indian Bay, Monroe County
  • 6. 1881 December 8: Saint Charles, Arkansas County
  • 7. 1881 December: Lawrenceville, Monroe County
  • 8. 1881 December 26: Holly Grove and vicinity
  • 9. 1881 December 31: Clarendon, Monroe County
  • 10. 1881 December: Arkansas Post
  • 11. 1882 January 2: Helena
  • 12. 1882 January: "Marianna and other places in Ark."
  • 13. 1882 February 2: "Journey to Washington D.C. from Arkansas"
  • 14. 1882 July 4: Osceola, Mississippi County
  • 15. 1882 October 13: "Journey to Little River, Ark"
  • 16. 1882 November 1: Cherry Valley, Cross County
  • 17. 1882 November 1: Crook Mounds, ten miles southeast of Forrest City
  • 18. 1882 November 1: Old brick fort and Chairs' Mound near Forrest City
  • 19. 1882 November 1: Mounds by Lake Anderson and house site near Forrest City
  • 20. 1882 November 1: Forrest City and Little Rock
  • 21. 1882 November 3: Madison and Arkansas City
  • 22. 1882 December 6: DeSoto Mound, thirteen miles northwest of Arkansas City
  • 23. 1882 December 6: Big Cypress Creek, Arkansas
  • 24. 1882 November 22: Hollywood Plantation, Taylor Mounds, Drew County
  • 25. 1882 December 25: Knapp Mounds
  • 26. 1882 December: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • 27. 1882 December: Choctaw Mound
  • 28. 1882 December: Houson Mound
  • 29. 1882 December: Snugg's Mound
  • 30. 1882 December: Wynn Mound
  • 31. 1882 December: Franklin Mound
  • 32. 1882 December: Clayton Mound
  • 33. 1882 December: Mound at Arkansas City
  • 34. 1882: Harrisburg and surrounding mounds
  • 35. 1883 January 3: Heckatoo, Lincoln County
  • 36. 1883 January 3: Sarassa Mounds, Lincoln County
  • 37. 1883 January 3: Smith's Mounds, Lincoln County
  • 38. 1883 January 3: Adams Mounds, Lincoln County
  • 39. 1883 January 15: Mounds in Hot Spring and Pulaski counties
  • 40. 1883 January 15: Benton, Saline County, and Hughes' Mound
  • 41. 1883 February 2: Arkadelphia
  • 42. 1883 February: Mississippi County
  • 43. 1883 February: Akron, Independence County
  • 44. 1883 February: Stephens' Mounds, six miles south of Newport, Arkansas
  • 45. 1883 February: Anderson Estate Mounds, twelve miles northeast of Forrest City
  • 46. 1883 February: House site on Anderson farm
  • 47. 1883 February: Bradley's Landing, Crittenden County
  • 48. 1883 February: Winchester Station, Drew County
  • 49. 1883 February: Filler Mound
  • 50. 1883 February: Old fortification, Arkansas River, Desha County
  • 51. 1883 February: Waldestein Mounds
  • 52. 1883 February: Mounds near Arkadelphia
  • 53. 1883 February: Ancient Indian canal, Pulaski County
  • 54. 1883 February: Carpenters Mounds
  • 55. 1883 February: Indian Bayou, Lonoke County
  • 56. 1883 February: Dasaic, Arkansas
  • 57. 1883 February: Tyronza Station, Poinsett County
  • 58. 1883 February: Roman Mounds, Highland Lake, Crittenden County
  • 59. 1883 February: Gilmore Station, Crittenden County
  • 60. 1883 February: Pacific Place, Crittenden County
  • 61. 1883 February: Scanlon's Landing, Crittenden County
  • 62. 1883 September 16: Bryant Station, Saline County
  • 63. 1883 October 2: "Malvern for Judsonia"
  • 64. 1883 October 6: West Point, White County
  • 65. 1883: Jamestown, Jefferson County
  • 66. 1883: Batesville, Jefferson County
  • 67. 1884 July 1: Knapp Mounds
  • 68. Miscellaneous notes, sketches, and envelopes

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