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Professor Honeywell was in charge of Floriculture at Purdue University for more than forty years. His personalized "friendship" collection was formed over his lifetime. His was not a large collection but is known for being well classified and cataloged. Most of the arrowheads, spearpoints, and similar articles are grouped according to color, shape and place of origin. He described his collection as a friendship collection because a large percentage have been given to him by personal friends, former students and other interested people. Many were personal finds, some traded for, and only a limited number were purchased. He was a member of many accredited organizations including the Indiana Historical Society, the Indian Relic Collectors Society and was a founding member of the Indiana Archaeological Society where he served as president in 1960-61.
Artifacts include arrowheads, points, flints, axes, celts, pendants, mauls, pestles, pipes, plummets, adze, gorgets, birdstones, bannerstones, boat stones, loaf stones, cones, amulets, discoidals and other hardstone objects, as well as a reference library with rare books.
Additional consignments will include Natural History artifacts and memorabilia, Alaskan Inuit art, ivory carvings and objects, Navajo weavings, sterling turquoise jewelry, pottery, paintings, NW Coast and more to be added.
Online catalog will be published on or about October 23rd. Lots will be added and edited, so check back for more.