Bushnell Collection

Inventory PA-IN10-45

Soapstone and Saltmaking Processes

Soapstone: Quarries and Fragments
Publications

  • Smithsonian Annual Report for 1939. "The Use of Soapstone by the Indians of the Eastern United States. Plates 1-10. figs. 1-7

Subjects: VA, CT, MA, TN, SC, AL, MD
* Also includes illustrations that were not used in the article.
o Plates 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13 and loose photos.
* Journal of Washington Academy of Science 16 (19) 1926. "Ancient Soapstone Quarry in Abemarle County, VA."

Miscellaneous- relating to Soapstone

  • 3 photos from same area as above publication
  • 1 photo of 8 people labelled, 'Clifton Quarry, VA?'
  • 1 photo of Clifton Quarry, VA. Beginning work. 41-72, 16777, taken by D.I. Bushnell, Jr.
  • 3 copies of 4 fragments of soapstone

Items related to saltmaking

  • No. 5 (mounted) - Salt Spring, Clarke County, Alabama
  • No. 9 - site near Kimmswick, Jefferson County, Missouri
  • No. 10 - site near Kimmswick, Jefferson County, Missouri, salt pans
  • site near Kimmswick, Jefferson County, Missouri, salt pan in situ
  • Fragments of pottery from near Scottsville, Allen County Kentucky. USNM 334000
  • sections of rims of earthenware vessels from near mouth of Sabre River, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri
  • pottery fragments - west bank Cumberland River, Northeast of East Nashville, Tennesee (2 plates)
  • Fragments of pottery from Salt Spring, Clarke County, Alabama
  • Awls and salt bowls
  • Specimens from site near Kimmswick, Mo. antler and bone
  • Pottery specimens from Gallatin County, Illinois
  • Shell specimens from site near Kimmswick, Mo.
  • Salt pans in situ.

See also:

  • Photo album - Kimmswick, Jefferson County, Mo (different box)
  • Publication - "Salt Tribes of the Mississippi", Tozzer Library, L.SOC.120.1 ns, vol. 44, p. 104
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