Arawak manuscripts

Mss.498.3.Sch8

Date: 1803 | Size: 0.3 Linear feet

Abstract

Theodor Schultz was a Moravian missionary in British Guiana at the turn of the nineteenth century. The Lokono ("Arawak") language manuscripts sent to the APS by him include both a grammatical treatise (organized upon the Latin model) ("Grammaticalische Sätze von der Aruwakkischen Sprache") and an extensive Lokono-German dictionary ("Aruwakkisch deutsches Wörterbuch, vermehrt 1803").

Background note

Theodor Schultz was a Moravian missionary in British Guiana (Guyana) at the turn of the nineteenth century.

Scope and content

The Lokono ("Arawak") language manuscripts sent to the APS by Theodor Schultz include both a grammatical treatise (organized upon the Latin model) and an extensive Lokono-German dictionary.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

0.3 linear feet

0.3 linear feet

Provenance

Gift of Theodor Schultz, 1819.

Preferred citation

Cite as: Theodor Schultz, [Name of Manuscript], American Philosophical Society.

Processing information

Recatalogued by rsc, 2002.

Alternate formats available

These materials are also available on microfilm (Film 1349).

General note

The Grammar was treated by the conservation department in April 1936. Originally bound on two vellum tapes, case-in style, with blue paper sides and white laid paper backbone. The volume was taken apart, pages were resized, flattened, and repaired, stripped and resewn into Kelmscott endpapers. Old boards split and new vellum strips inserted and glued; new vellum backbone slipped under paper sides; back lettered.

Early American History Note

This large volume contains German to Lokono dictionary. Theodor Schulz, a German Moravian missionary to British Guiana, compiled the dictionary in the nineteenth century and sent it to the APS.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Dictionaries.
  • Language Material
  • Native American Materials

Subject(s)

  • Arawak language
  • Arawak language -- Dictionaries -- German
  • Beyond Early America
  • Indians of South America -- Languages
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics
  • Moravians -- Missions
  • Native America


Detailed Inventory

Arawak manuscripts
  
Mss.498.3.Sch8. Aruwakkisch Deutsches Wörterbuch
1803622p.

A dictionary with German equivalents and examples, as well as alphabetical Lokono ("Arawak") index.

General physical description: 622p.

Access digital object:
https://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/text:161982

498.3 Sch8g. Grammatische Sätze von der Aruwakkischen Sprache
1803173p.

A grammatical treatise based upon a Latin model, with Latin terms used throughout, though most of the text is German

General physical description: 173p.