James McBride Papers
( 1 box, circa 1828- 1848)
The papers of James McBride ( 1788- 18591 consists of one box containing
four volumes ( see attached sheet for description), a printed pamphlet Cats-
Jwue of the McBride Library &_ Cabinet, and four folders of miscellaneous
papers as follows:
Felder one: Unbound volume entitled Ancient Works at Cincinnati
( Now Obliterated), 13 pp,
Folder two: Miscellaneous manuscripts including one l e t t e r trr
McBride, 7 pieces.
Folder three: Mfscel~ aneous sketches of archaeoloqical artifacts,
perhaps prepared by McBrkde.
Folder four: L i s t of James McBride archaeological speciments i n
the W i l l i a m 5. Vaux Collection, Academy of Natural Sciences
of Philadelphia. Vexifax copies of pages 44- 69 from the
AcademyYs accession records, ethnological collections.
Note: See Better, April 1, 1849, of John Johnston ( bound in volume
Bearing binder's t i t l e Ancient Workst including sketch of an ancient
workon the farm of John Johnston a t Upper Piqua, Miami County, Ohi~.
The McBride papers came to the Ohio Historicel Society In August, 1960.
A t the time of McBrideqs death, W i l l i a m S. Vaux purchased much of the McBride
collection at auction, which Re in turn willed to the Academy of Natural
Sciences in Philadelphia i n the 1880%. The manuscripts described above were
- not the property of Vaux ( see collections f i l e for the copy of George V a w T l e t t e r , March 27, 1883, to Edward J. Nolan) but have been held by the Academy
as part of the collection and transferred on permanent loan to the Ohio
Bistorical Society, along with selected a r t i f a c t s , through the cooperation
of George Qaax, B m Mam, Pa., grand nephew of the senior Vaux, and H. Rad-clyffe
Rohrts, director, Academy of Nature1 Sciences. See collections f i l e
for terms of the loan agreement, and correat Porn for citation,
As a courtesy, no photo- reprodue& Bf~ n& w~ i l l be mde from the papers without h
penahssiora cf the Aca& emy. . ; S
OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
1982 Veima Avenue. Caiurnbu$ Ohio 43211- 2497 ph: 614.297.2300 fx: 614.297.2411
www. ohiohistoiy. oig
This item is a finding aid or inventory to an Ohio Historical Society collection or series. Finding aids are descriptive access tools that provide more complete information about a collection than you will find in the online catalog record. For more information on the collection and to view its contents, contact the Ohio Historical Society.