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MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Gardiner, Emma Jane, 1806-1845
Dates:
1821
Abstract:  

Alphabetical (by Abenaki) list of words with English equivalents; uses Pickering's orthography. Capital letters probably inserted by Peter S. Du Ponceau, who alphabetized the list by the English in his collection.
Call #:  
Mss.497.3.G16
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
1820
Abstract:  

The anonymous compiler of the Vocabulaire Chacta, ca.1820, gathered 149 elementary words in the Choctaw language with French equivalents, the basic numerals, and six "useful" (if not always appropriate) phrases. Arranged alphabetically by French. The notebook was donated to the American Philosophical Society by Peter Stephen Du Ponceau in 1827.
Call #:  
Mss.497.3.V852c
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

This volume records Onondaga words and their usages. Prepositions discussed and exemplified in alphabetical order by the German.
Call #:  
Mss.497.3.Z3o
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Pyrlaeus, John C. (John Christopher), 1713-1785
Dates:
1742
Abstract:  

This volume is a dictionary of the Mohawk language. Contains Biblical and religious texts, with interlinear translation in German of Mohawk; lists of words, classified by subject (animals, etc.); paradigms; unorganized German words with Mohawk equivalents. Preceded by alphabetical index of German words, with references to pages where equivalents are used.
Call #:  
Mss.497.33.P99
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

This volume lists approximately 3,000 Onondaga inflected words and phrases with their German counterparts.
Call #:  
Mss.497.33.Z3o
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

Sak and Fox words with their English equivalents. A note inside the back cover states "C.S.F. to Mrs. S.," asking her to excuse the "erroz in Spelling They are not mind (sic.). written on the night of my return from a memorable Expedition."
Call #:  
Mss.497.F11
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Vater, Johann Severin,1771-182
Dates:
Circa 1820
Abstract:  

This work was translated by Peter S. Du Ponceau from Vater's "Untersuchungen über Amerikas Bevölkerung aus dem alten Kontinente" (Leipzig, 1810). It was Du Ponceau's opinion that Vater was moved to write this book by Benjamin Smith Barton's "New Views of the Origin of the Tribes and Nations of America," which Vater often quoted. Contains bibliographical notes.
Call #:  
Mss.572.97.V45d
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849
Dates:
Circa 1822
Abstract:  

Marginal notes on North American Indians in Champlain's "Voyages de la Nouvelle France..." Includes one page of remarks on Canadian Indians, and a one-page list of words of Montagnais language.
Call #:  
Mss.917.1.C35
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823
Dates:
1820
Abstract:  

Six editorial corrections to Heckewelder, "Account of the history, manners, and customs of the Indian nations, who once inhabited Pennsylvania and the neighboring states, Transactions of the Historical and Literary Committee of the APS (1819) 1: 1-348; with page references, "in case a new Edition ever is made. Concerns religion, warfare, marriage and family life, childbirth, swimming, and fears. Never printed. Prepared for John Vaughan, but should be compared with Heckewelder's suggestions for revision in his correspondence with Du Ponceau.
Call #:  
Mss.970.1.H35n
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
James, Edwin,1797-1861.
Dates:
1827
Abstract:  

A brief discussion of location and the language, with list similar to that in James, A narrative of the captivity and adventure of John Tanner (1830), of Menomonee and Ojibway.
Call #:  
Mss.970.1.J23
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

One of three manuscript copies in Hawkins' hand, the other two being in the Georgia Department of Archives and History. A listing of towns and villages of Muskhogee and especially Creek Indians together with a discussion of customs, the Busketau, and answers to queries proposed to an old Creek Indian. Addenda on war parties, 1813 and treaties, 1773-1796.
Call #:  
Mss.970.3.H31
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
1840
Abstract:  

In the hand of an unknown author, this is a history of the Natchez Indians written at Natchez in November 1840.
Call #:  
Mss.970.3.N19
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Roth, Johann Ferdinand,d. 1814
Dates:
1770-1772
Abstract:  

This volume is the fifth part of a life of Jesus from Passion Week to Ascension, compiled from Gospel sources and translated from the German into the Delaware Indian language by Roth, who was a Moravian missionary at Sheshequim on the Susquehanna River. The manuscript was discovered in the house of Roth's son, Rev. John Rhodes, in 1831. Fly-leaf title: "Ein versuch, etc. The History of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ from Passion Week to his Ascension to Heaven. Translated into the Unami Dialect of the Delaware Language in the years 1770 and 1772 at Tschektschequamink on the Susquehannah ... Translated by Mr. Rhodes."
Call #:  
Mss.232.9.R74
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823
Dates:
1816-1822
Abstract:  

Letters relating to American Indian languages, Moravian missionaries, various Heckewelder publications. Some of the replies from Du Ponceau are copied in the letter books of the Historical and Literary Committee.
Call #:  
Mss.497.3.H35o
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
unknown
Dates:
1822
Abstract:  

This volume contains Ojibwa-English vocabulary, Ho-chunk numerals, family genealogical data, and miscellaneous notes, kept by Kelso at Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Call #:  
Mss.497.3.K295
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Sack, William
Dates:
1757, 1764-1771
Abstract:  

Notebook with memorandum book, Fort Augusta, 1757, and 1764-1771. Reference is made to Edward Shippen, Jr. First section from 1757 includes 6 pages of (apparently) Susquehannock language terms, then 1 page each of Tuscarora and Mohawk numerals; all copied in Indian vocabularies (Mss.497.In2). Followed by memorandum book carrying list of obligations, November 1764 - May 4, 1771.
Call #:  
Mss.497.3.V852m
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808
Dates:
Circa 1816
Abstract:  

A grammar, based on a Latin model. Prepared from original then in Library of United Brethren, Bethlehem. It is a description of the Delaware language and lists words and their corresponding meanings.
Call #:  
Mss.497.3.Z3g
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Unidentified
Dates:
Circa 1692
Abstract:  

Cakchiquel language texts. Contains statement of doctrine, catechism, confessional, brief religious discourses, as well as a grammar of the Cakchiquel.
Call #:  
Mss.497.4.D65
Extent:
1 Volumes



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