Constance Goddard DuBois Papers,1897-1909.

Collection Number: 9167

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Constance Goddard DuBois papers, 1897-1909.
Collection Number:
9167
Creator:
Constance Goddard. DuBois
Quantity:
2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, correspondence.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The papers include her field notes from her summers in California, notes on her activities with the Connecticut Indian Association, and newspaper clippings relating to Indian affairs, particularly those in California. Drafts of manuscripts for her publications on Luiseno religion, Diegueno mythology, and other subjects relating to the Mission Indians of California are included in the collection. Letters written to Du Bois from 1897 to 1909 comprise a significant part of the collection. Correspondentss from Alfred Kroeber, Otis T. Mason, Mary C. B. Watkins, Frederick W. Hodge, and Clark Wissler, as well as with representatives of Indian-aid organizations such as the Indian Industrial League and the Indian Rights Association. Other correspondence to DuBois, her notes and manuscripts on Indians of California including the Diegueño and Luiseño Indians. One folder about Robert Wilcox and the Hawaiian Rebellion. Folders with information about mythology, religion, industry, art, missions, language, vocabulary, biographical information, and newspaper clippings. Includes index of correspondence. Field notebooks, date books, and diary books.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Constance Goddard Du Bois, a successful novelist who lived in Connecticut, became interested in the Indians of southern California on a visit there around the turn of the century. From 1897 to 1907 she became increasingly involved in efforts to assist the Luiseno and Diegueno peoples of the area, spending many of her summers with them. At home in the winter she worked vigorously to bring the situation of these desperately poor people to the attention of her neighbors and officials of the Indian Bureau, through correspondence and lectures. Her efforts put her in touch with anthropologists and other scholars with similar interests, and she began to publish some of the many myths and legends she collected from her Diegueño and Luiseño friends in southern California.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers include her field notes from her summers in California, notes on her activities with the Connecticut Indian Association, and newspaper clippings relating to Indian affairs, particularly those in California. Drafts of manuscripts for her publications on Luiseno religion, Diegueno mythology, and other subjects relating to the Mission Indians of California are included in the collection. Letters written to Du Bois from 1897 to 1909 comprise a significant part of the collection. Correspondentss from Alfred Kroeber, Otis T. Mason, Mary C. B. Watkins, Frederick W. Hodge, and Clark Wissler, as well as with representatives of Indian-aid organizations such as the Indian Industrial League and the Indian Rights Association. Other correspondence to DuBois, her notes and manuscripts on Indians of California including the Diegueño and Luiseño Indians. One folder about Robert Wilcox and the Hawaiian Rebellion. Folders with information about mythology, religion, industry, art, missions, language, vocabulary, biographical information, and newspaper clippings. Includes index of correspondence. Field notebooks, date books, and diary books.
SUBJECTS

Names:
DuBois, Constance Goddard.
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956.
Kroeber, A. L.(Alfred Louis), 1876-1960.
Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908.
Watkins, Mary C. B.
Wilcox, R. W.(Robert William), 1855-1903.
Wissler, Clark, 1870-1947.
Huntington Free Library.

Subjects:
Indians of North America.
Indians of Mexico.
Indian art--North America.
Indian mythology--North America.
Indians of North America--California.
Indians of North America--Education.
Indians of North America--Funeral customs and rites.
Indians of North America--History.
Indians of North America--Industries.
Indians of North America--Languages.
Indians of North America--Missions.
Indians of North America
Indians of North America--Religion.
Indians of North America--Rites and ceremonies.
Aztecs.
Diegueño Indians.
Luiseño Indians.

Places:
Hawaii--History.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Constance Goddard DuBois papers, #9167. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
The papers include her field notes from her summers in California, notes on her activities with the Connecticut Indian Association, and newspaper clippings relating to Indian affairs, particularly those in California. Drafts of manuscripts for her publications on Luiseno religion, Diegueno mythology, and other subjects relating to the Mission Indians of California are included in the collection. Letters written to Du Bois from 1897 to 1909 comprise a significant part of the collection. She corresponded with such notables in the field of anthropology as Alfred Kroeber, O.T. Mason, Frederick W. Hodge, and Clark Wissler, as well as with representatives of Indian-aid organizations such as the Indian Industrial League and the Indian Rights Association.
The Du Bois papers are a window into the lives of the Indians in southern California at the turn of the century. They are especially useful in demonstrating the relationship between the Mission Indians and those, like Constance Du Bois, who served as their intermediaries with the state and federal governments. Preserving this collection archivally on microfilm ensures its availability to future scholars, and makes it accessible in libraries throughout the country via inter-library loan. While much of the collection warrants individual preservation treatment as well, this microfilm edition is an important first step.

RELATED MATERIALS

Microfilm available.
COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

Original Huntington Free Library box numbers have been retained.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Guides and other material
Series II. List of Correspondents
Series III. Correspondence
Series IV. Publications and Manuscripts
Series V. Notebooks
Series VI. Field Notebooks

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Partial Calendar of Constance Goddard Du Bois Correspondence in the Huntington Free Library
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 1-86
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence Chronology for Constance Goddard Du Bois, prepared by Lowell Bean
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 87-123
Box 1 Folder 3
Bibliography of Published Works of Constance Goddard Du Bois, compiled by Lowell Bean
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 124
Box 1 Folder 4
Transcript of Lowell Bean's Tape-Recorded Comments on the Constance Goddard Du Bois papers at the Huntington Free Library
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 125-138
Box 1
Duplicate calendar and publications
List of correspondents in the collection, included is the microfilm reel on which the correspondent appears. Reel one includes correspondence from 1870 through 1905, reel two from 1906 through 1909.
Acting Commissioner, Dept. of Interior to Supt., Pila School Reel 1
Albanos, Jose O. Reel 2
Ambler, Cleason Reel 2
Banneson (?), Thomas F. Reel 1
Barrows, David P. Reel 1
Belknap, Edwin S. Reel 1
Brosius, S.M. to J. S. Lockwood Reel 2
Campbell, Archibald Reel 1 and Reel 2
Carter, Sybil Reel 1
Charles Scribner's Sons Reel 2
Collier, William Reel 1
Collins, Ella to Frances Sparhawk Reel 1
Colvick, Frederick to Otis T. Mason Reel 1
Companiero, Moaria la Reel 1
Cornelius, Laura M. Reel 1
County Magazine editors Reel 2
Daniels, John Reel 2
Daniels, John to Frederick J. Kingsbury Reel 2
Davenport, John Gaylord Reel 2
Davis, E.H. Reel 1 and Reel 2
Davis, J.E. Reel 2
Dixon, Roland B. Reel 1 and Reel 2
Dixon, Zella Allen Reel 1
Dorsey, George A. Reel 1
Doubleday, ?? Reel 2
Doubleday Page & Co. Reel 2
Du Bois to C.F. Larrabee Reel 1
Du Bois to Commissioner, General Land Office Reel 2
Du Bois to F.E. Leupp Reel 1
Du Bois to F.W. Hodge Reel 2
Du Bois to her mother Reel 1
Du Bois to Santo Lopez Reel 2
Duffield & Co. Publishers Reel 2
Engler, Anna G. Reel 1
Field, E.G. Reel 2
Gagnon, Alph. Reel 2
Games, Thomas M. Reel 2
Goizley (?), M. Reel 1
Hall, J. Thomas Reel 1
Henderson, Victor Reel 1
Hicks, Gilbert H. Reel 1
Hitchcock, Geo. N. Reel 2
Hitchcock, George N. to Jose Santo Lopez Reel 2
Hodge, F.W. Reel 2
Hough, Walter Reel 1
Jessop, Joseph Reel 1
Johnson, Joseph H. Reel 1
Jones, W. (?) Reel 1
Kelsey, C.E. Reel 1 and Reel 2
Kingsbury, Frederick Reel 2
Kroeber, A.L. Reel 1 and Reel 2
Larrabee, C.F. Reel 2
Larrabee, C.F. to Charles E. Shell Reel 1
Larrabee, C.F. to Frederick J. Kingsbury Reel 2
Leupp, Francis E. Reel 1 and Reel 2
Lockwood, J.S. Reel 1 and Reel 2
Lopez, Jose Santo Reel 2
Lummis, Charles F. Reel 1 and Reel 2
MacCurdy, George Grant Reel 2
Mason, O.T. Reel 1
Merriam, C. Hart Reel 2
Merrill, Elmer D. Reel 1
Monsen, Frederick I. Reel 2
Mooch, C.A. Reel 2
Neiler, Sophie R. Reel 1
Nejo (?), Rosalie Reel 1 and Reel 2
Partridge, Charles L. Reel 1
Peabody, Margaret A. Reel 2
Peak, George Reel 2
Perham, Mrs. F.E. Reel 1
Redmond, Lucy R. Reel 2
Restarick, H.B. Reel 1
Robinson, Mamie Reel 2
Rondfit, S.V. Reel 2
Rotassza (?), S. Reel 1
Rugg, Harold Goddard Reel 1
Russ, N.M. Reel 1
Russell, Francis S. Reel 1
Scribner, G. Hilton Reel 2
Shell, Charles E. Reel 1
Smith, Wayland H. Reel 1
Sniffen, M.K. Reel 1
Sparhawk, Francis C. Reel 1
Sophie? Reel 2
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe Reel 2
Vinia, Alice to Miss Andrews Reel 2
Warren, Mary B. Reel 1
Watkins, Mary B. Reel 1 and Reel 2
Watkins, Mary to Mrs. A.G. Dubois Reel 1
Watkins, Mary to Rev. H.B. Restarick Reel 1
Welsh, Herbert Reel 1
Wissler, Clark Reel 1 and Reel 2
Wood, Donzetta Reel 2
Women's Medical Center, NY Reel 1
Yedelsbah, Y(?)innah Reel 2
Box 1 Folder 5
Childhood Correspondence of Constance Goddard Du Bois
1870
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 183
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence
August 1897 - December 1900
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 199
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence
1901
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 372
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence
January 1902 - December 1903
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 467
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence
1904
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 613
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence
1905
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 743
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence
1906
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 1
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence
1907
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 171
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence
1908
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 371
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence
January - June 1909
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 491
Box 1 Folder 15
Sparkman Murder Correspondence and Clippings
1907
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 551
Box 1 Folder 16
Offprints of Publications by Constance Goddard Du Bois
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 574
Box 1 Folder 16A
Publication: The Song of Death
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 612
Box 1 Folder 17
Incomplete manuscript, The Religion of the Luiseno and Diegueno Indians of Southern California.
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 621
Box 2 Folder 17A
Songs. Incomplete Stories. [oversize]
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 674
Box 1 Folder 18
The Chungichnish Worship
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 683
Box 1 Folder 19
Ceremonies and Traditions of the Diegueno Indians
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 846
Box 1 Folder 20
Chaup Songs
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 865
Box 1 Folder 21
A Desert Flower
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 875
Box 1 Folder 22
Notebook containing Hatakeki Story of Cuy-oh-lo-mau
Description of things for Museum; Version of Chaup Story; Connection with Mojaves
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 898
Box 1 Folder 23
Indian Summer in South California, A Brush Church, Ella
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 955
Box 1 Folder 24
Indian Summer in Southern California
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 1
Box 1 Folder 25
Mission Indian Folklore: The Culture Hero
Chaup
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 9
Box 1 Folder 26
Mission Indians
Partially illustrated with photographs (some missing); Incomplete
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 43
Box 1 Folder 27
Mission Indian Myth and Song
Two Versions
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 83
Box 1 Folder 27A
Eagle Story
Four Versions
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 112
Box 1 Folder 28
Myths and Folklore of Mission Indians
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 125
Box 2 Folder 28A
The Story of the Mesa Grande Indians [oversized]
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 166
Box 1 Folder 29
The mythology of the Dieguenos, Mission Indians of San Diego County, California
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 179
Box 2 Folder 29A
Cinon's Story [oversized]
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 199
Box 1 Folder 30
Mythology of the Mission Indians
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 206
Box 1 Folder 30A
The Mythology of the Diegueno and it's Relation to that of the Aztecs
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 227
Box 1 Folder 31
A Preliminary Account of the Mission Indians
Published in JAFL as Mythology of the Mission Indians
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 242
Box 1 Folder 32
Primitive Woman and Her Modern Sister
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 249
Box 1 Folder 33
Questions for Guidance in the Field
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 258
Box 1 Folder 34
The Religion and Myths of the Mission Indians
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 282
Box 1 Folder 35
Religious Ceremonials and Myths of the Mission Indians
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 295
Box 1 Folder 36
Mythology of the Mission Indians, Part 2
The Sandpainting Among the Luiseno; Myths and Myth Songs
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 400
Box 1 Folder 37
The Return to the Primitive
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 414
Box 1 Folder 38
The Symbolism of Indian Basketry
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 421
Box 1 Folder 38A
Art and Industry among the Mission Indians
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 437
Box 1 Folder 39
Studies of the Mission Indians: Myths and Customs of the Dieguenos of San Diego County, California
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 449
Box 1 Folder 40
History of Ollas
Notes on Campo(?); Genealogy Information
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 458
Box 1 Folder 41
To the Members and Friends of the Waterbury Indian Association
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 465
Box 1 Folder 42
Notes on Hawaii
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 470
Box 1 Folder 43
Miscellany I.
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 523
Box 2 Folder 43B
Miscellaneous Notes including Notes on Compulsory Education [oversize]
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 691
Box 1 Folder 44
Miscellany II.
Includes genealogical information on family of Robert Singleton Peabody
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 710
Box 1 Folder 45
Miscellaneous Publications
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 745
Box 1 Folder 46
Newspaper Clippings - Perry's Second Artic Expedition
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 864
Box 2 Folder 46A
Newspaper Clippings [oversize]
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 874
Box 2 Folder 46B
Newspaper Clippings [oversize]
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 915
Box 2 Folder 46C
Clippings and Indian Association Members [oversize]
Also available on Reel 3, Frame 929
Box 1 Folder 47
Miscellaneous Notes
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 1
Box 1 Folder 48
Music - Chaup Songs
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 19
Box 1 Folder 49
Undated Correspondence
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 26
Box 1 Folder 50
Biographical Information on Du Bois and Monro
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 65
Box 2 Volume 51
Date Book for 1906
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 75
Box 2 Volume 52
Memorandum - Letter and brochure from F.A. Bancel enclosed. Notes, addresses, miscellany
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 233
Box 2 Volume 53
Stars of Springs/Songs
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 293
Box 2 Volume 54
Arts and Industries of the Mission Indians
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 367
Box 2 Volume 55
Cook Book Recipes, Music, and Notes
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 390
Box 2 Volume 56
Sandpainting Among the Luisenos, etc.
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 429
Box 2 Volume 57
Indian Workers and Record
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 475
Selected "Cover" Titles Given
Box 2 Volume 58
Salvador's Story, Sandpainting
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 524
Box 2 Volume 59
Miscellaneous Notes
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 630
Box 2 Volume 60
Cinon's Story
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 749
Box 2 Volume 61
Notes from Ethnographic Reports, Cinon, Chaup Story, Eagle Story, etc.
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 781
Box 2 Volume 62
A Generous Bore, Notes from Ethnographies, Tarahumara
Also available on Reel 4, Frame 949
Box 2 Volume 63
Notes taken at Mesa Grande
Also available on Reel 5, Frame 1
Box 2 Volume 64
Lucarno's Story and Song,and Albanez's Songs
Also available on Reel 5, Frame 146
Box 2 Volume 65
LaJolla I.
Also available on Reel 5, Frame 269
Box 2 Volume 66
Reservations and Villages, Folk-lore, Lummis House
Also available on Reel 5, Frame 401
Box 2 Volume 67
Notes on Elizabeth and Robert Browning, The Entrance Upon Literature of the North American Indian
Also available on Reel 5, Frame 475
Box 2 Volume 68
LaJolla and Mesa Grande, Notes from Dellenbaugh and Miss Fletcher, Music
Also available on Reel 5, Frame 631
Box 2 Volume 69
Songs of Creation, Jose
1903
Box 2 Volume 70
Indian Members, The Soft-Hearted Sioux
by Zitkala-Sa and Notes on other Indian Authors
Also available on Reel 5, Frame 726
Box 2 Volume 71
Folk-lore I, Diary of Trip, Language, Jose's Story, etc.
Also available on Reel 5, Frame 785
Box 2 Volume 72
Indian Summer I, Persian Alphabet, Zoroastrianism, etc.
Also available on Reel 5, Frame 900
Box 2 Volume 73
The Religions of the North American Indian, Faith's Warrant in Science, Letter to Editor, etc., Cushing's Cock Story
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 1
Box 2 Volume 74
Manzanita Basketry: A Revival, Indian Prisoners, Fiestas, etc., Chaup Songs, Mr. Collier's Paper
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 115
Box 2 Volume 75
Campo 1 - Sant's Addition to Chaup Story and Songs
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 208
Box 2 Volume 76
Indian as Agriculturalist
Captions for photos (photos gone), Tickets for Steroptican lecture, etc.
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 294
Box 2 Volume 77
Account of Mission Indians, Star Myths of the Mission Indians, Image Fiesta
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 358
Box 2 Volume 78
The Primitive Indian as Agriculturalist, Halley's Comet
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 420
Box 2 Volume 79
Notes and Myths, Names of Months
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 492
Box 2 Volume 80
Sandpainting and Songs
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 593
Box 2 Volume 81
Campo-Manzanita, Stars and Star Myths, Religious Myth of the Mission Indians
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 637
Box 2 Volume 82
Studies of the Mission Indians: The Diegueno, The Women of Forty
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 726
Box 2 Volume 83
LaJolla II - Notes, Language
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 860
Box 2 Volume 84
California Indians
Extracts from Venegas and Jacob Baegert
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 895
Box 2 Volume 85
Notes from Brinton's Myths and Others
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 1053
Box 2 Volume 86
Notes for Book re: Bancroft, etc., and Primitive Art for Modern Buyers
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 1153
Box 2 Volume 87
Campo Note Book II
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 1177
Box 2 Volume 88
Campo Notes rewritten, Potrero Notes, Lucario's Story, con't.
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 1245
Box 2 Volume 89
Extracts: Wagner's letter to Matiloe Wesendonck; from Wm. von Humboldt; Charlotte von Stein (?) / Boyesen's Estimate of Goethe; Diegueno Myths and their Connection with the Mohave
Also available on Reel 6, Frame 1280