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Bound cloth text of handwritten notes, with inserted various letters and mounted photographic plates. Explorations of the Antiquities of Tennessee, by Joseph Jones, M.D., 1867-1868. "August 1866 Joseph Jones, M.D., New York" Contents Regarding: "Outline of explorations of the Antiquities of Tennessee and more especially of the Cumberland Valley, 1867-1868, by Joseph Jones, M.D. Illustrated with 22 Plates and One Hundred and Seventy-Four Figures. Nashville, Tennessee, 1868"
 
Plates, Photographic credit given to C.C. Giers, Nashville, Tennessee for all 23 black and white photograph plates:
Plate 1: "Stone Idol. Discovered in Knox Co. near Straw[berry] Plains in [Aolston] River, in a cave [...] p. 2/3

Plate 1: same as above, given again. p. 270/271

Plate 2: "Figure 2: Side view of preceding stone idol. [...]" p. 272/273

Plate 3: "Figure 3: Male stone idol, from valley of Cumberland River, Carroll County of sandstone." "Figure 4: Female stone idol from middle Tennessee, carved out of sand stone. Full face view"; p.274/275

Plate 4: "Figures 5 & 6: Side view of preceding stone idols. [...]"; p. 276/277

Plate 5: "Figures 7 & 8: Indian idols, females, comprised of clay and crushed river shells"; p. 278/279

Plate 6: "Figures 9 & 10: Side view of preceding images. Showing the peculiar Aztec features of the black idol, and [...]"; p.280/281

Plate 7: Figures 11, 12, & 13. cTigure 11: Idol from Middle Tennessee, comprised of red clay, and solid [...]." cTigure [12]: Female image, black and comprised of black clay and river shells, -hollow [...]." "Figure 13: Mexican Idol, from Temple of Chilula Mexico"; p.284/285

Plate 8: Figures 14 & 15. "Figure 14: The head of the young man in Fig. 14 is that of my pupil JohnH. Monton." "Figure 15: Cranium of Princess of the Sun, from Sacred Mound on banks of Cumberland opposite Nashville"; p. 284/285

Plate 9: "Tigure 16: Cranium Preistess of the Sun. Side view- Sacred mound from banks of Cumberland River opposite Nashville"; p. 286/287

Plate 10: 'Tigures 17-20: Crania from stone graves, middle Tennessee, valley of Cumberland and tributaries"; p.288/289

Plate 11: "Figures 21-28: Crania from stone graves, middle Tennessee, valley of Cumberland and tributaries"; p.290/291

Plate 12: "Figures 29-33: Crania from stone graves, Valley of Cumberland and Harper"; p.292/293

Plate 13: '"Figures 34-45: Ornaments from stone graves, middle Tennessee"; p.293/294

Plate 14: "Figures 43-45: Diseased bones from stone graves of middle Tennessee, supposed to be results of syphilis"; p.294/295

Plate 15: Figures 46-52: "Figure 46: Sea conch from stone grave, sacred mound, valley of Cumberland, opposite Nashville. [...]" "Figure 47: Vase, compound of yellow clay, and crushed shells, from stone grave near Franklin, Tenn." "Figure 48: Antique Vase from sacred mound, opposite Nashville." "Figures 49-53-54: Indian bones of upper jaw and face showing fine [...], prominent nose and c." "Figure 50: Indian bone of old Indian, from stone mound on [...] place." cTigure 51: Lower jaw, young Indian boy" cTigure 52: Lower jaw of old Indian, sacred mound, Cumberland River, opposite Nashville"; p.298/299

Plate 16: "Figure 55: Sacred vase, from stone grave on banks of Big Harper, from mound in ancient fortification, 21/2 miles above Franklin, Tennessee, compound of yellow clay and crushed shells, [...]"; p.300/301

Plate 17: "Figure 56: Bottom of sacred vase, figured in Plate 16, showing diversion of bottom into three portions"; p.302/303

Plate 18: "Figures 57-61: Antique vases from stone graves, middle Tennessee" "Figure 57: Vase in shape of frog, from stone grave, Old Town, Big Harper" "Figure 58: Small black vase, with [...] on sides- stone graves, Colonel Overtons" "Figure 59: Vase representing head of Mexican hog, from stone grave, Old Town" "Figure 60: Vase representing frog, or some aquatic animal" "Figure 61: Black vase or water vessel with head of wolf, Cumberland Valley, near Nashville"; p.304/305

Plate 19: "Figures 62-72: Antique vases from stone graves, middle Tennessee" "Figure 70: Clay cover for pots- used also for rubbing and pounding corn and paint"; p.305/306

Plate 20: 'Tigures 73-101: Warlike implements of aborigines of Tennessee" "Figures 73- 99: Arrow heads, javelins, spearheads, scalping knives" 'Tigure 100: Stone hatchet, compound of green chloritic slate" "Figure 101: Stone hatchet, from sacred mound, Cumberland valley, opposite Nashville. Compound of green chloritic slate"; p.308/309

Plate 21: Figures 102-114: "Figures 102-104: [Biconcan] discs, fashioned onto [...] and beautifully polished" Figure "106: Half of a stone bead" Figures "107-111: Fashioned of clay to crushed shells and appearantly employed to close the mouths of vessels and to crush corn" Figure "108: Pipe in shape of a [quale], with [bird] in back and hole for stem in tail. Widely cut out of sand-stone" Figure "109: Common Indian pipe. Compound of yellow clay" Figure "110: formed of green [rarigatent] serpentine" Figure "113: Magnificent pipe of peace {Calamet}. Cut onto of soft reddish green stone. Represents a South American bird? Parrot or Paraquite" Figure "114: Round stone formed of beautifiil pudding stone, the compound [of] pebbles of different colors, yellow, red, and black, forms a beautiful mosaic. Used in games"; p.310/311

 
Correspondence inserted into text:
Newark, Ohio: November 14, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Jones; 2 pages; p.20/21

Jones, Charles: New York, Oct. 9, 1868; Addressee: Jos. Jones; 3 pages; p. 22/23

[Humes, W.L.W.]: Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 27, '68; Addressee: Mrs. M.R. [Goff]; 1 page; p.26/27

Arthedge[...], Mary: Nashville, August 15; 2 pages; p.28/29

Addressee: Joseph Jones; 2 pages; p.28/29

Addressee: My Dear Madam; 10 pages bound by string; poor condition; p. 30/31

Botefor, J.D.; Fremont, [...] Co. Ohio, November 20, '68; Addressee: J. Jones, M.D.; 2 pages; p. 35

[Hustias], L.G.D.; Chicago, Oct. 26, 1868; Addressee: Dear Sir; Impressed insignia on first page: 'Superfine AIP Co.'; 2 pages; p.36/37

Hyatt, Alpheus; Salem, MA, Nov. 13, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; Letterhead: 'American Naturalist [...] published by the Peabody Museum of Science'; 1 page; p.38

Byrd, Harvey L.; Baltimore, Nov. 10th, 1868; Addressee: Prof. Joseph Jones; Letterhead: 'Harvey L. Bryd, M. D. [...]'; 1 page; p.38/39

Jones, Joseph; Nashville, Tennessee, Oct. 21, 1868; Addressee: Smithsonian Institution, Washington; 1 page; p.46/47

Perdue, Chas. A.; Grinnell, Iowa, Nov. 16, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Jos. Jones; Letterhead: cIowa College'; 1 page; p.48/49

[Snodgrass], [Joes.]; Sparto, Nov. 9, '68; Addressee: Dr. Jones: 1 page; p.50/51

Gardenhin, E. L., J. Barnes; Livingston, Tenn., Oct. 18, 1868; Addressee: Joseph Jones, M.D.; 2 pages; p.74/75

[Snodgrass], [Joseph]; Sparta, Oct. 16, 1858; 2 pages, (1 blank); p.76/77

Thomas, W. S.; Manchester, Perm., Oct. 9,1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p.114/115

Thomas, Wm. S.; Manchester, Penn., Oct. 20, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 114/115

Hughes, At; West Harpeth, May 20, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 122/123

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., May 28, 1868; Addressee: Dr . Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 122/123

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, May 31st, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 2 pages; p. 122/123

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., June 4, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 122/123

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., June 5, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 122/123

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 19,1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 128/129

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 22,1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 3 pages; p. 128/129

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 25, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 2 pages; p. 128/129

[Montoz], John H.; Franklin, Tenn., Sept. 28,1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 2 pages; p. 128/129

Anderson, J. M.; [Dechud]. Tenn., Oct. 19, 1868; Addressee: Dr. Joseph Jones; 1 page; p. 128/129

[Montoz], John H.; Addressee: Dear Doctor; 3 pages (1 blank, 1 sketch of mound at [De'Graffrousuds]); p. 128/129

Dunlap, R. E., John H. Dunlap; Contents: cIn the Spring of 1845 Mr. Hartsfield ploughed up an idol or statue made of stone about 8 miles North of Paris Tennessee [...]'; 1 page; p.210/211

Dunlap, R.E.; April 14, 1846; Contents: Stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield; 1 page; p.210/211

Harris, Wm. R.; April 14, 1846; Contents: Confirmation of statement made by R. E. Dunlap, about stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield; 1 page; p.210/211

Brown, [H.], Clerk of Henry Circuit Court; April 21, 1846; Contents: Confirmation of statement made by R E. Dunlap, about stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield; 1 page; p.210/211

Williamson, [...] B.; Contents: Confirmation of statement made by R. E. Dunlap, about stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield; 1 page; p.210/211

[Frazieur], C, Clerk; Henry County, Paris, Tennessee, April 14, 1846; Contents: Stone idol found by 'Andrew Hartsfield7 and "bought by Ripley and Dunlap5; 1 page; p.210/211

[Ges.], Janus H.; Carroll County, Tennessee; May 8, 1846; Contents: 'Statement of R. E. Dunlap, esqr. of Paris, Tennessee, in reference to mound wall, reservoir and other signs of antiquity5; 1 page; p.210/211

Dunlap, R. E., R. A. Williams, John H. Warren, et al.; Henry County, Tennessee, April 14, 1846; Contents: Stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield, and its use; 1 page; p.210/211

Troost, G., State Geologist of the State of Tennessee; Nashville, May 18, 1846; Contents: Stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield; 1 page; p.210/211

Whites, S. H. M.; Charleston, East Tenn., Oct. 19, 1868; Addressee: Dear Dr.; Impressed insignia: 'Congress 5; 1 page; p.214/215

Conigworth, R. R., Rec(ording) Sec(retary); New Orleans, August 19, 1869; Letterhead: 'New Orleans Academy of Science-1853'; Contents: Jan. 11, 1858, Extract from minutes, about limestone vase deposited by Mr. P. H. Shipwith found in a mound near Tallahassee River in Lafayette County, northern Mississippi; 1 page; p.266/267

Stot[eg], Ja.; March 18, 1858; Addressee: Mr. M. N. Fogg; 6 pages bound by string; Entitled and crossed out: "Of the First People of America"; p.32/33

 
Newspaper articles inserted into text:
Wilson, J. N.; "Pioneer Papers, No. 25. Mounds Near Newark"; print; 9 columns; p.20/22/24

"The Dim Ages. Nashville. The Site of an Ancient and Populous City"; print; 3 columns; p.30

"The Chicago Historical Society collection of pamphlets [...]"; print; 1 page; p.36

"Early Discoveries in America. Mr. Rafn on the First Expeditions of The Northmen"; print; 2 columns; p.40

"The Name of God in Forty Languages"; print; 1 column; p.42

"Workmen excavating a cellar in Monroe County, Indiana, [...]; print; 1 column; p.52

McWhirter, S. R; Franklin, Tenn., October 16, 1868; The Weekly Review. "Antiquities of the Cumberland, Charleston, East Tenn., October 18,1868"; Contents: Stone idol found by Mr. Hartsfield north of Paris, Tennessee; print; 2 columns; p.213

Booklet: Jones Jr., Charles C; New York, March 7, 1868; "Ancient Tumuli on the Savannah River"; print; 8 pages, 1 map; p.24/25

 
Notes:
"The figures of the Cross has been found in Mexico, and a [...];" handwritten; 4 pages; p.30/31

Jones, Joseph; August 16,18[..]6; "Preface to the Explorations of the Antiquities of Tennessee"; handwritten; 1 page; p.30/31

U.S. Sanitary Commission, The Smithsonian Institution; 1868; Contents: archival receipts; print and handwritten; 2 pages; p.44/45

[Ma...] 15, 1891; (Contents: notes written in blue pencil); handwritten; 1 page; p.50/51

"Natchez Indians. Accounts of Father Le Petit. New Orleans. July 12, 1730"; handwritten; 7 pages; p.58/59

Maury, Tennessee; ccNotes on "Parishes' Mound"; Impressed insignia: 'Congress'; handwritten; 1 page; p.60/61

Sept. 20, 1869; "William Fellows. Examined for life insurance"; handwritten; 1 page; p.88/89

"Large oblong mound, half a mile from [...]; handwritten; 1 page; p.114/115

Maury, Matt F.; Williamson County, Tennessee, Sept. 18, 1868; "Slate of Tennessee, WmSon County"; handwritten; 1 page (notes and map); p 118/119

Maury, Matt F.; Williamson County, Tennessee, Sept. 18,1868; "Slate of Tennessee, Williamson County"; handwritten; 1 page (notes and map); p. 120/121

[Montoz], John H.; April 5, 1868; "List of Indian Relics obtainence of Dr. Freeman for Dr. Joseph Jones"; handwritten; 1 page; p. 122/123

"[...] of them one painted outside, and some inside"; handwritten; 1 page; p. 126/127

"Notes on the mound at [De'Graflfrousuds], Williamson County, 3 miles above Franklin on Harpeth. Where the two vases bearing the 'Crosses and Crowns' were found"; handwritten; 4 pages (notes and maps); p. 128/129

Maps of Harpeth River area; handwritten; 2 pages; p. 132/133