Edward H. Davis papers, 1910-1944.
Collection Number: 9166

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Edward H. Davis papers, 1910-1944.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
9166
Abstract:
Field notebooks, sketchbooks, manuscripts, and correspondence, pertaining primarily to Indians of California and into Mexico. Includes index. Includes information about reservations, artifacts, ruins, ceremonies, descriptions of wildlife, landscapes, languages, and archeological notes. Tribes mentioned include, Pima, Seri, Mayo, Yaqui, Nayarit (Cora), Yuma, Opata, Modoc, Paiute, Diegueño, Cahuilla, and Soboba Indians.
Creator:
Davis, Edward H., 1862-
Huntington Free Library,
Quanitities:
39 folders.
33 volumes.
2 audiotape reels.
Language:
Collection material in English

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Edward Davis was a collector who lived near Mesa Grande outside of San Diego. He collected ethnographic objects from southern California for George G. Heye's Museum of the American Indian in New York.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Field notebooks, sketchbooks, manuscripts, and correspondence, pertaining primarily to Indians of California and into Mexico. Includes index. Includes information about reservations, artifacts, ruins, ceremonies, descriptions of wildlife, landscapes, languages, and archeological notes. Tribes mentioned include, Pima, Seri, Mayo, Yaqui, Nayarit (Cora), Yuma, Opata, Modoc, Paiute, Diegueño, Cahuilla, and Soboba Indians. Photocopies of all the sketchbooks are included. Also two reels of audio tape regarding Davis' notebooks.

INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

Edward H. Davis papers, #9166. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

SUBJECTS

Places:
Tiburon Island (Mexico).
Tepic (Mexico).
Sonora (Calif.)
Soboba Indian Reservation (Calif.)
Sinaloa (Mexico : State).
Nogales (Nogales, Mexico).
Mesa Grande Ruins (Mesa, Ariz.)
Kino Bay (Mexico).
Hermosillo (Mexico).
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula).
Subjects:
Yuma Indians.
Yaqui Indians.
Seri Indians.
Pima Indians.
Paiute Indians.
Opata Indians.
Modoc Indians.
Mayo Indians.
Diegueño Indians.
Cora Indians.
Cahuilla Indians.
Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies.
Indians of North America -- Languages.
Indians of North America -- History.
Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites.
Indians of North America -- Antiquities.
Indians of North America -- California.
Indians of Mexico.
Indians of North America.

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Series I. Field Notebooks
Field Notebook No. 1
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0002
Box 1 Volume 1
A Desert Tragedy as told by E. A. Holden
1909
Box 1 Volume 1
Easter Sunday - Bucking Judas
April 10, 1909
Box 1 Volume 1
Jeneral Jose Antonio Valenzuela
1909
Box 1 Volume 1
Mine Jumping - Arizona
February 12, 1910
Box 1 Volume 1
Hunting Ollas - Mataguay, and Rincon Indians
March 10, 1910
Box 1 Volume 1
The Desert in Arizona as told by F. F. Bivo
Box 1 Volume 1
Stories Around the Desert Camp Fire - John McCain
January 1912
Field Notebook No. 2
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0152
Box 1 Volume 2
Notes and sketches of artifacts dug up by Davis
Box 1 Volume 2
Language
Box 1 Volume 2
Trip to Mason - Vallecitos - for mortuary ollas
March 3, 1918
Box 1 Volume 2
Temecula - Pechango and to the house of Lokis Hakiuk and the finding of ceremonial bundle and its contents
March 19, 1918
Box 1 Volume 2
Trip to Campo Reservation in the pursuit of artifacts
March 23, 1918
Box 1 Volume 2
Story of Gila Monster and how funerary images are made, told by Coleman
Box 1 Volume 2
Trip to house of Juan Baptiste Lachapo
March 26, 1918
Box 1 Volume 2
Collecting ollas from various sources
March 27, 1918
Box 1 Volume 2
Inventory of Artifacts
Box 1 Volume 2
Poem by Cunningham
Field Notebook No. 3
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0206
Box 1 Volume 3
Death Ceremonies of Indians of So. Cal. - Jose Osuna
1920
Box 1 Volume 3
Ysidro Nejo, San Pascual
Box 1 Volume 3
Campo - Jim McCarty
April 7, 1920
Field Notebook No. 4
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0298
Box 1 Volume 4
Trip to Washington, D.C.
February 1922
Box 1 Volume 4
Sonora - Mayo Indians
1922
Box 1 Volume 4
Magdalena -Yaqui Indians
May 28, 1922
Field Notebook No. 5
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0368
Box 1 Volume 5
Sonora Notes
1922
Field Notebook No. 6
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0483
Box 1 Volume 6
Trip to Tiburon Island - Seri Indians
April 25 / May 5, 1922
Field Notebook No. 7
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0526
Box 1 Volume 7
Trip through the Sierra Range, including El Camino Real trail, accompanied by Roberto Thompson and guides, Juan Gonzalez and Epifanio.
1923
Box 1 Volume 7
Description of flora and fauna
Box 1 Volume 7
Yaqui Indians. (pg 1 -15)
1923
Box 1 Volume 7
Guaymas and Mazatlan. (pg 15-18)
Box 1 Volume 7
Sinaloa, Nayarit and Tepic
Box 1 Volume 7
Huicholi country in the State of Jalisco
Field Notebook No. 8
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0620
Box 1 Volume 8
Cora Indians
1923
Box 1 Volume 8
Mesa de Nayarit
Box 1 Volume 8
Language - Cora/English (pg 174 - 175)
Field Notebook No. 9
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0686
Box 1 Volume 9
Trip to Sonora -Seri, Yaqui, Mayo, and Pima Indians
March 1924
Box 1 Volume 9
Addresses
Box 1 Volume 9
Seri words
Box 1 Volume 9
Yaqui words
Box 1 Volume 9
Accounts payables and receivables, 2/21/24 - 4/17/24
Box 1 Volume 9
Inventory of items purchased from the Seri, Yaqui, Pima and Mayo Indians
Box 1 Volume 9
Inventory of photographs
Box 1 Volume 9
Language, English-Spanish
Box 1 Volume 9
Language, Pima
Box 1 Volume 9
Language, Seri
Field Notebook No. 10
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0762
Box 1 Volume 10
Trip from San Diego to Seri and Tiburon Islands accompanied by son Stanley R. Davis
March 4, 1924
Box 1 Volume 10
Yaqui and Mayo Indians.
Field Notebook No. 11
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0836
Box 1 Volume 11
Pima -Yaqui Indians
1924
Box 1 Volume 11
Trip through Yaqui and Pima Indian's territory
April 8, 1924
Field Notebook No. 12
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0876
Box 1 Volume 12
Lower California - La Huerta Rancheria
January 1926
Box 1 Volume 12
San Miguel
January 17, 1926
Field Notebook No. 13
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0903
Box 1 Volume 13
Sonora and Baja California, 3-4
1926
Box 1 Volume 13
Antonio Lopez - Papago Indian (pg 2-4)
Box 1 Volume 13
Juati Baptiste -A Mexican boy (pg 4-9)
Box 1 Volume 13
The Seri Indians (pg 10-13)
Box 1 Volume 13
Trip to Baja California
1926
Field Notebook No. 14
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0995
Box 1 Volume 14
California and Sonora
1926
Box 1 Volume 14
Sr. Jose Maria Carrillos, Santa Anita
1926
Box 1 Volume 14
Cabo San Lucas
1926
Box 1 Volume 14
Story of the 7 headed "Serpiente" (pg 68-72)
1926
Field Notebook No. 15
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 0002
Box 1 Volume 15
Indian Words from Jim McCarty, Campo
February 12, 1926
Box 1 Volume 15
Story of Ha Lapooki
1926
Box 1 Volume 15
Jim McCorly of Campo
1926
Field Notebook No. 16
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 0061
Box 1 Volume 16
Sonora
January 28 / March 5, 1929
Box 1 Volume 16
Hermosillo-Johnson Peak
1929
Box 1 Volume 16
Kino Bay
1929
Box 1 Volume 16
Seri Indians
1929
Box 1 Volume 16
Nogales
January 27, 1929
Box 1 Volume 16
Chased by Yaquis
July 19, 1916
Field Notebook No.17
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 0130
Box 1 Volume 17
Klamath Lake, Modoc, Paiute Indians (pg 1-51)
May 1929
Box 1 Volume 17
Honolulu (pg 53-92)
October 1929
Box 1 Volume 17
Frazier Sisters - Palomar Mt. (pg 96-108)
Field Notebook No. 18
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 0194
Box 1 Volume 18
Hermosillo, Hayward and San Francisco
April 14-23, 1935
Box 1 Volume 18
Making hair rope -Yuma
June 7-8, 1935
Field Notebook No. 19
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 0221
Box 1 Volume 19
Hermosillo
1934
Field Notebook No. 20
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 0306
Box 1 Volume 20
Tiburon Island, Seri Indians
1935
Box 1 Volume 20
Hermosillo, Kino Bay
1936
Field Notebook No. 21
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 0362
Box 1 Volume 21
Hermosillo, Tiburon Island, Seris, Yaquis
1936
Field Notebook No. 22
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 0440
Box 1 Volume 22
Tiburon Island -Seri and Yaqui Indians with Roberto Thompson and William G. Watts -Sonora, Mexico
1939
Field Notebook No. 23
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 0490
Box 1 Volume 23
Mexico, Pyramids
1944
Field Notebook Unnumbered
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 0548
Box 1 Volume Koorook
Koorook Ceremony of the Yuma Indians
1935-1936
Series II. Sketch Books
Sketchbook No. 1
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0071
Box 1 Volume S1
2nd collection of Indian Ollas colllected in 1916 and sold to Mr. Heye of N.Y. - sketches of pipes.
December 1916-1917
Sketchbook No. 2
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0120
Box 1 Volume S2
Sketches of arrow straighteners, Cahuilla, Malki Torres Indian Reservations. Desert ollas gathered from Palm Springs, Martinez, Torres, Banning, Soboba, and Cahuilla Indian Reservations.
Sketchbook No. 3
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0228
Box 1 Volume S3
Sketches of landscapes, rattle, skeleton frame used in Karook Ceremony, tubes, axes.
September 1919
Sketchbook No. 4
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0251
Box 1 Volume S4
Sketches of ollas, flutes, rattle celts, baby cradle. Pima Indians.
December 1918-1919
Sketchbook No. 5
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0368
Box 1 Volume S5
Sonora Sketches - Tiburon Island, Pueblo Viejo - Opata, Opodepe -Yuqui
1922
Sketchbook No. 6
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 1, Frame 0651
Box 1 Volume S6
Sketches of landscapes, artifacts and maps of various trails through the Sierra Madre range. Cora and Huichole Indians in the State of Nayarit, Mexico.
1923
Sketchbook No. 7
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 0014
Box 1 Volume S7
Notes and sketches of landscapes, cave paintings, tubes, arrow points Baja California.
1926
Sketchbook No. 8
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 0045
Box 1 Volume S8
Notes and sketches of landscapes, tubes, rock artifacts - Baja California near Cabo San Lucas.
April 1926
Sketchbook No. 9
Scope and Contents
Also available on Reel 2, Frame 0119
Box 1 Volume S9
Sonora sketches and notes, Yaqui language, Seri ollas, Johnson Mt. landscapes including cave.
1929
Series III. Additional Material
tr-10162
Notes about the notebooks
7" reel
Scope and Contents
From label: includes Seris, Tiburon Island, Sonora
tr-10163
Notes about the notebooks
7" reel
Scope and Contents
From label: Side 1: #8 Cora, #5 Tucson, Opata. Side 2: #5 1922 Tuape, Opata; #7 1923 Huichols, Cora; #13 1926 Seri.
Box 1 Folder 1
Guide and microfilming instructions
Box 1 Folder 2
Library correspondence regarding E. H. Davis and the collection.
Box 1 Folder 2
Additional guide and biographic information regarding E. H. Davis
Box 1 Folder 3
Vanished Tribes of Lower California manuscript, copies
1926
Box 1 Folder 4
Envelope from Koorook notebook
Box 1 Folder 4
Notes on language
Box 1 Folder 5
The Indians of Southern California Article written by Edward H. Davis, Chief of Powan Lodge -1927 Mesa Grande, San Diego
July 1927