Selected materials, 1676-1930, on Indian linguistics


Date: 1685-1930 | Size: 6 microfilm_reel(s)


These materials are comprised of grammars, glossaries, and books of prayers and hymns, in various Native American languages. Includes Huron, Mohawk, miscellaneous Iroquoian languages; Abenaki, Algonquin, Montagnais, Micmac, Ottawa; Slave, and unidentified Northwest Coast languages. Most were written by Jesuit missionaries before 1760. Also included is a register of Indian baptisms and marriages, and a brief history of the Huron Indians.

Collection Information

Physical description

6 microfilm reels.


Acquired from Université Laval, 1949.

Location of originals:

Originals in Université Laval.

Physical & technical details

Fragile. This collection is cellulose acetate and has become warped. This cannot be viewed by researchers or staff as viewing it under a microfilm reader will result in breakage.

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

Corporate Name(s)

  • Jesuits -- Prayer-books and devotions.
  • Séminaire de Québec.


  • Dictionaries.
  • Hymns.
  • Microfilm Collection
  • Prayers.
  • Registers.


  • Algonquin language
  • Indians of North America -- Languages
  • Iroquoian languages
  • Missionaries -- Canada.
  • Wyandot Indians
  • Wyandot language