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Collection Scope and Content Note


Collection focus is mainly on the Indians of Tennessee and Jones' work Explorations of the aboriginal remains of Tennessee or Antiquities in Tennessee. Covers Indian burial practices, archaeological digs, items found, and other information about Indian antiquities. Includes Mounted pages from Jones' book on notebook sheets with handwritten notes, probably a proof. A handwritten manuscript for the book, bound in a notebook with the hand written title "Explorations of the antiquities of Tennessee by Joseph Jones 1867-1868", with notes and correspondence interspersed. Page numbers do not correspond, but text does match in parts. Original watercolors and other illustrations, used for plates in the book, showing, skeletons, pipes, jewelry, and other artifacts. Correspondence to and from John Wesley Powell, the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, Edwin Kenneth Burnett, William Porcher Miles, Alpheus Hyatt, A.C. Love, and others. Also included are newspaper clippings, maps, booklets, and other notes made by Jones.

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