John Wesley Powell correspondence and diary, 1871-1907


Date: 1871-1907 | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)


Contents: diary kept by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh of the Colorado River Expedition (1871-1873); J. F. Steward's "Through the Canyons of the Colorado" (1871); letters of John Wesley Powell and James C. Filling from records of the geological survey, Rocky Mountain survey, letters sent, 1877, 1878, 1879; Bureau of American Ethnology letters sent, J. W., Powell, 1897-1902; correspondence of Robert B. Stanton and Jack Sumner about Powell (1907). Includes references to Ute Indians.

Background note

John Wesley Powell was a geologist, ethnologist, and director of the United States Geological Survey. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1889.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 microfilm reel.


Presented by grantee Wallace Earle Stegner and accessioned, 1958 (1958 1044mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in New York Public Library.

Indexing Terms


  • Diaries.

Personal Name(s)

  • Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935
  • Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
  • Stanton, Robert Brewster, 1846-1922
  • Steward, John F. (John Fletcher), 1841-1915
  • Sumner, Jack


  • Discoveries in geography.