Indian manuscripts, 1661-1879


Date: 1661-1879 | Size: 12 microfilm_reel(s)


These manuscripts include dictionaries, grammars, catechisms, prayers, and Bible tales prepared by French Sulpician missionaries in New France in the languages of Nipissing-Algonquin, Mohawk, Huron, and Onondaga.

Collection Information

Physical description

10 microfilm reels.


Restrictions on Use:

Reels 11 and 12 are restricted. Any person using these manuscripts on microfilm or on photocopy is requested to indicate their origin, and a copy of any publication should be forwarded to the Archives of the Sulpician Order of Montreal.


Purchased from the Archives of the Sulpician Order of Montreal ($370.61) and accessioned, 1962 (1962 529mf). See in-house shelf list for further accession information.

Location of originals:

Material now in the Archives Indiennes, Notre Dame de Montréal and Les Archives de Séminaire de Montréal les prêtres de Saint-Sulpice.

Other finding aids

Table of contents available.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


  • Catechisms.
  • Dictionaries.
  • Microfilm Collection
  • Prayers.


  • Bible stories, French.
  • Indians of North America -- Encyclopedias
  • Iroquois language -- Grammar, Comparative
  • Missionaries -- New France.