TABLE OF CONTENTS



Collection Summary

Biographical Information

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Selected Search Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series/Container List

Series 1: Biographical Data, 1943-1991

Series 2: Portrait photograph, 1899

Series 3: Travel journal, 1905

Series 4: Lecture anouncements and notes, 1913-1956

Series 5: Letter, 1930

Series 6: Printed Matter, 1933-1961, n.d.

Series 7: Lantern Slides, n.d.

Everett Edward Thompson

A Finding Aid to His Papers at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery



    Contact Information
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
    Smithsonian Institution
    Washington, D.C. 20560
    Tel: 202-633-0533
    Email: AVRreference@asia.si.edu

Collection Summary

Creator: Everett Edward Thompson
Title: Everett Edward Thompson Papers
Dates: 1899-1962
Quantity: 151 items
Abstract: The papers, 1899-1962, of editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson (1876-1962) primarily document his 1905 trip to Indonesia and subsequent lectures delivered from 1913-1919 and 1956. Portions of the papers are photocopies.
Identification: FSA.1991.5

Biographical Information

1876 June 20 Born in Springfield, Massachusetts
1899 Received A.B. degree from Amherst College
1901-1905 Appointed government teaching position in the Philippines
1905 Traveled from Manila to Singapore, and then to Burma, India, Ceylon, Java, the Straits Settlements, and Japan
1905-1909 Joined editorial staff of the G&C Merriam Company, publisher of the Webster-Merriam dictionaries, Springfield, Massachusetts
1907 Married Emily Lecretia Bettes
1909 Received M.A. from Amherst College. Thesis on, "The Spanish Element in the English Language."
1910-1920 Editor of foreign language textbooks, American Book Company, New York City
1913 Birth of son Ronald
1920 Received honorary doctor of letters (Litt. D) from Syracuse University
1920-1949 Re-joined the Webster dictionary editorial staff of G&C Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts
1962 March 24 Died in Springfield, Massachusetts

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Scope and Content Note

The papers, 1899-1962, of editor, lexicographer, author, and lecturer Everett Edward Thompson (1876-1962) primarily document his 1905 trip to Indonesia and subsequent lectures delivered from 1913-1919 and 1956. Portions of the papers are photocopies. Included are obituaries; a portrait photograph dated 1899; portions of a travel journal; announcements, notes, and 132 glass stereopticons assembled in preparation for lectures on Indonesia; a letter; printed material and clippings related to language and the Webster-Merriam dictionaries; and a handwritten copy of Irene Kuhn's 1961 news article on the early history of U.S. field teaching in the Philippines. Total: 151 items

The collection is organized into seven series:

Series 1: Biographical Data,

Series 2: Portrait Photograph,

Series 3: Travel Journal

Series 4: Lecture notes and announcements

Series 5: Letter

Series 6: Printed Matter

Series 7: Lantern Slides

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment.

Restrictions on Use

No restrictions on use.

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Selected Search Terms

Names:
Kuhn, Irene
Thompson, Everett Edward, 1876-1962
Subjects:
Indonesia -- Description and travel
Royalty, Netherlands
Places:
East Indies
Indonesia
Java
Malay Archipelago
Document Types:
Lecture notes
Photographs

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Ronald Thompson donated his father's papers to the Archives in 1991.

Preferred Citation

Everett Edward Thompson Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Gift of Ronald Thompson, 1991

Processing Information

This collection was processed by volunteer Takako Kusano.

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Description of Series/Container List

 
Series 1: Biographical Data,  1943-1991  
Box Folder
1 1 Biographical data,  1991  
"The Biographical Context of Everett E. Thompson's Collection of Java Travel Slides and Their Use for Lectures". Prepared by Elizabeth Thompson.
1 2 Photocopies of clippings and obituaries, 1943-1961   
 
Series 2: Portrait photograph,  1899  
Box Folder
1 3 Portrait photograph,  1899  
 
Series 3: Travel journal,  1905  
Box Folder
1 4 Photocopy of journal,  1905  
Java entries
 
Series 4: Lecture anouncements and notes,  1913-1956  
Box Folder
1 5 Lecture announcement and notes,  1913-1919, n.d.  
Announcement for, "Through the Island of Java" and handwritten lecture notes, "Java Slides Talk, 1913-1919".
Box Folder
1 6 Lecture announcment and notes,  1956  
Announcement for, "Indonesia - Then and Now". Handwritten lecture notes on Java, 1956.
 
Series 5: Letter,  1930  
Box Folder
1 7 Letter,  1930  
To Percy R. Pyne of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, describing lantern slides dated Feb. 26, 1930.
 
Series 6: Printed Matter,  1933-1961, n.d.  
Box Folder
1 8 Printed matter about language,  1933-1958  
Some photocopies
1 9 Clippings about lectures on language,  1954  
Photocopies
1 10 Article,  1961  
"Peace Corps Educated Filipinos" by Irene Corbally Kuhn. Handwritten copy.
1 11 Steropticons box covers,  n.d.  
 
Series 7: Lantern Slides,  n.d.  
This series of lantern slides has been organized into 25 subject groupings.
Subseries 7.1: Maps,  n.d.  
Box Folder
2 1 “Map of Java",  n.d.  
2 2 “Map of Java",  n.d.  
2 3 Map of Java,  n.d.  
2 4 Map of Java,  n.d.  
2 5 Map of Java,  n.d.  
2 6 "An Idea of the Areas in the East Indies",  n.d.  
2 7 "An Idea of the Areas in the East Indies",   n.d.  
2 8 "Map of Malay Archupelago (sic)"   
Subseries 7.2: Royal Families,  n.d.  
2 9 "King's Palace, Batavia",  n.d.  
2 10 "Queen of Holland",  n.d.  
2 11 "Family of Queen of Holland",  n.d.  
2 12 "Princess Julianes",  n.d.  
2 13 "Dutch Royal Family on way to church in the Hague", n.d.   
Subseries 7.3: Children,  n.d.  
2 14 "Javanese boys on auto, Surabaja",  n.d.  
2 15 Europeans with children and servants in residential area,  n.d.  
Subseries 7.4: Women,  n.d.  
2 16 "Javanese women",   n.d.  
2 17 Group of Javanese women,  n.d.  
2 18 Javanese woman with small children,  n.d.  
2 19 Elaborately dressed women,  n.d.  
2 20 "Trio of Sudanese Beauties", n.d.   
2 21 Dancer, n.d.   
Subseries 7.5: Men,  n.d.  
2 22 "Men gambling",  n.d.  
2 23 Colorful group of local people, possible festival   
2 24 "Javanese actor",  n.d.  
2 25 "Sultan's Soldiers, Djokjaharta",   n.d.  
2 26 "Group of Chinese",  n.d.  
Subseries 7.6: Orchestras,  n.d.  
2 27 "A Javanese Orchestra",  n.d.  
2 28 "Orchestra of Javanese theater",  n.d.  
Subseries 7.7: Market scenes and daily living,  n.d.  
2 29 "Market in Brambanan",  n.d.  
2 30 "Market place, Batavia",  n.d.  
2 31 "Chinese...[?]...Batavia", n.d.   
2 32 "Fruit peddlers, Batavia",  n.d.  
2 33 "Food vendors, Batavia",  n.d.  
2 34 Display of fruit,  n.d.  
2 35 "Cigar factory interior, Batavia",  n.d.  
2 36 "Washing clothes, Batavia",  n.d.  
Subseries 7.8: Crafts   
2 37 "Women stamping cloth",  n.d.  
2 38 "Stamping cloth",  n.d.  
2 39 Stamping or waxing cloth,  n.d.  
2 40 "Lace making",  n.d.  
2 41 "Making patterns for cloth", n.d.   
2 42 "Weaving mats, Batavia",  n.d.  
Subseries 7.9: Farmers and fields,  n.d.  
2 43 "Marvellous Plains of Leles, Java.",  n.d.  
2 44 Harvesting straw grain,   n.d.  
2 45 Rice paddy irrigation,  n.d.  
2 46 "Transplanting rice",  n.d.  
2 47 "Rice terraces near Magelaug", n.d.   
Subseries 7.10: Street scenes,  n.d.  
2 48 "A native village near Batavia, Java",  n.d.  
2 49 "Town Hall, Batavia",  n.d.  
2 50 "Banyan tree [in] front of hotel [at] Indes, Batavia",  n.d.  
2 51 "Sprinkling [water on the street,] Batavia",  n.d.  
2 52 "Street tramway, Batavia"   
2 53 "Concordia Club, Batavia", n.d.   
2 54 "Street in Buitenzorg",  n.d.  
2 55 "Native stores in Buitenzorg, W. Central Java", n.d.   
2 56 "Cathedral Avenue, Buitenzorg", n.d.   
2 57 "Main Street, Djokjakarta", n.d.   
2 58 "Commercial Square, Singapore"[?],  n.d.  
Subseries 7.11: Houses,  n.d.  
2 59 "Traveler's Bungalo",  n.d.  
2 60 Bungalow with residents,  n.d.  
2 61 Official Residence [?],  n.d.  
Subseries 7.11: Churches,  n.d.  
2 62 "Catholic church at Bata[via]",  n.d.  
2 63 "Malay church at[?] Kampong, Semarang",  n.d.  
Subseries 7.12: Temples,  n.d.  
2 64 "Small temple near...[?]",  n.d.  
2 65 Javanese at temple entrance,  n.d.  
2 66 "Ruins of temple, Prambanan",  n.d.  
2 67 "Near view of temple, Prambanan",  n.d.  
2 68 Temple stupas,  n.d.  
2 69 "Kraton of Sultan, Djokjakarta"   
Subseries 7.13: Borobudor (Temple, Magelang),  n.d.  
Box Folder
3 70 "Great Temple, Boro Boredor.",  n.d.  
3 71 "Dome and Tower Boro Boredor.",  n.d.  
3 72 "Boroebodor, Ruins of the World's greatest Buddhist Temple",  n.d.  
3 73 "gen. view, BoroBoeder",  n.d.  
3 74 "Gallery and Carvings, Boro-Budur",  n.d.  
3 75 "Lattice domes. BoroBoedor",  n.d.  
3 76 "Gateway and stair case, Boro-Budur",  n.d.  
3 77 "Detail of carving, Boro-Budur",  n.d.  
3 78 "Statue of Buddha, from temple near Boro-Budur.",  n.d.  
3 79 "Rear[?] view from summit, Boro-Budur",  n.d.  
Subseries 7.14: Sculpture,  n.d.  
3 80 "Mural Sculpture",  n.d.  
3 81 "Mural Sculpture", n.d.   
3 82 "Statue, Brambanan.",  n.d.  
3 83 "The elephant headed god ganeca, Java.",  n.d.  
3 84 Palace or temple sculpture,  n.d.  
Subseries 7.15: Drawing,  n.d.  
3 85 Kirtimukha "face of glory" motif   
Subseries 7.16: Railroads, n.d.  
3 86 "Railway station (Soerabaja)",  n.d.  
3 87 Railroad track through country side,  n.d.  
Subseries 7.17: Shipyards,  n.d.  
3 88 "Raffles Quay, Singapore",  n.d.  
3 89 "Jandjong Priok",  n.d.  
Subseries 7.18: Boats,  n.d.  
3 90 A boat,  n.d.  
3 91 Boating on a lake,  n.d.  
3 92 Local passenger boats,  n.d.  
3 93 Sail boat with passengers,  n.d.  
3 94 Harbor with boats and steamers,  n.d.  
3 95 Harbor with local boats,  n.d.  
3 96 "Steamer leaving Singapore",  n.d.  
Subseries 7.19: Rivers and canals,  n.d.  
3 97 "A Waterway of Java's Capital. Batavia.",  n.d.  
3 98 Along a canal walkway,  n.d.  
3 99 Stream flowing under a bridge,  n.d.  
3 100 Bridge along water,  n.d.  
3 101 Waterway through green fields and mountains,  n.d.  
3 102 "Fishing near Garvet.",  n.d.  
3 103 Water canal,  n.d.  
3 104 European woman sitting by river,  n.d.  
Subseries 7.20: Animals,  n.d.  
3 105 Water buffalo in water of rice field,  n.d.  
3 106 "Water Buffalo, Buitenzorg",  n.d.  
3 107 Men with exotic animals,  n.d.  
3 108 "Wild man at home, Orang-utan, Borneo",  n.d.  
Subseries 7.21: Plants,  n.d.  
3 109 Lotus seed pods,  n.d.  
3 110 "Lotus Blossoms",  n.d.  
3 111 "Lotus, Victoria Regia and Palace, Buitenzorg",  n.d.  
3 112 "Lily Pond",  n.d.  
3 113 "Among the palms",  n.d.  
3 114 People on village path through palm trees,  n.d.  
3 115 "Areca Palms",  n.d.  
3 116 "Sudanese and Palms",  n.d.  
3 117 "Sacred fig, Buitenzorg",  n.d.  
3 118 "Tree ferns",  n.d.  
3 119 "Banyan Tree",  n.d.  
3 120 "Bamboo",  n.d.  
3 121 “crew Pine",  n.d.  
Subseries 7.22: Landscapes,  n.d.  
3 122 "Landscape from summit",  n.d.  
3 123 "Palm Avenue",  n.d.  
3 124 "Outlook from roof",  n.d.  
3 125 "Water falls, Tosari",  n.d.  
3 126 Sunset at a beach,  n.d.  
3 127 "Sunset on the Equator",  n.d.  
Subseries 7.23: Mountains,  n.d.  
3 128 Mountain ridges,  n.d.  
3 129 Reflection of mountain area in water  n.d.  
3 130 "...Tosari",  n.d.  
3 131 Dry plains, people and horses, below mountain ridge,  n.d.  
Subseries 7.24: Volcanos,  n.d.  
3 132 Volcano,  n.d.  
3 133 Volcano,  n.d.  
3 134 "Volcanic Eruption",  n.d.  
3 135 "Sudan chair for the volcano, Tosari",  n.d.  
3 136 "Another view of Mt. Salak volcano-West Java",  n.d.  
3 137 Mountain with active volcano,  n.d.  
3 138 Active volcano "...in the distance.",  n.d.  
3 139 "Semeru in eruption...Semeroe, East Java" ,  n.d.  
3 140 "Papandayan crater",  n.d.  
3 141 Volcano crater,  n.d.