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 Author:  Alexander, Caleb, 1755-1828Requires cookie*
 Title:  A grammatical institute of the Latin language intended for the use of Latin schools in the United States     
 Dates:  1794 
 Abstract:  This volume consists of a handwritten draft of Caleb Alexander's A Grammatical Institute of the Latin Language Intended for the Use of Latin in Schools. Although this work does not relate to Alexander's better known missionary activities, this volume does give some insight into the public school movement in the early republic. After the American Revolution, state governments and individual reformers addressed public education with renewed vigor. This text is one of three Alexander wrote. He expected it to be assigned in public schools throughout the country. Its publisher, Isaiah Thomas gifted this volume to the APS.

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 Call #:  Mss.470.AL2 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Education | Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Educational Material | Language Material 
 Subjects:  Education -- United States -- Curricula. | Latin language -- Grammar -- 1800-1870 | Latin language -- Study and teaching 
 Author:  American Philosophical Society. Historical & Literary CommitteeRequires cookie*
 Title:  American Philosophical Society Historical and Literary Committee, American Indian Vocabulary Collection     
 Dates:  1784-1828 
 Abstract:  These three volumes contain APS's correspondence and records relating to Native American languages. MOLE contains a detailed inventory of the collection. The first volume contains extensive correspondence on Native American languages, some of which is addressed to Thomas Jefferson. Much of this material is from the early to mid nineteenth centutry. The second volume contains Thomas Jefferson's printed form that he sent out to individuals asking for Native American language information. The third volume contains photostats of a dictionary of the Miami language.

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 Call #:  Mss.497.V85 
 Extent:  0.25 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Language Material | Native American Materials 
 Subjects:  Atacapas language | Cherokee language | Chickasaw language | Chippewa language | Choctaw language | Chontal language | Creek language | Delaware language | Indians of North America -- Languages | Linguistics | Massachusett language | Miami language (Ind. and Okla.) | Micmac language | Mohegan language | Munsee language | Nanticoke language | Osage language | Quapaw language | Taino language | Unquachog language 
 Author:  AnonymousRequires cookie*
 Title:  Mandingo dictionary, [ca. 19th century]     
 Dates:  Circa 19th century 
 Abstract:  This volume contains Latin translations of what appears to be the Mandingo language and likely dates to the early-19th century.

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 Call #:  Mss.499.22.D56 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  African American | Beyond Early America | Language and Linguistics 
 Genre:  Language Material 
 Subjects:  Mandingo language 
 Author:  AnonymousRequires cookie*
 Title:  Turkish Manuscripts     
 Dates:  ca. 19th century 
 Abstract:  These Turkish manuscripts reflect Stephen DuPonceau's attempt to acquire a wide-array of language materials for the APS's archives in the early 19th century

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 Call #:  Mss.494.9.T84 
 Extent:  2 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Beyond Early America | Language and Linguistics 
 Genre:  Foreign Language | Language Material 
 Subjects:  Letter-writing, Turkish | Turkey -- Politics and government | Turkish language 
 Author:  AnonymousRequires cookie*
 Title:  Vocabulaire Chacta     
 Dates:  1820 
 Abstract:  This volume contains Choctaw words with French equivalents. Acquired by Peter Du Ponceau in 1827, it is part of the APS's large collection of language materials from the early-nineteenth century.

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 Call #:  Mss.497.3.V852c 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Language Material 
 Subjects:  Choctaw language -- Dictionaries -- French 
 Author:  AnonymousRequires cookie*
 Title:  A vocabulary of the most common words in use among the Sac & Fox Indians, n.d.     
 Dates:  n.d. 
 Abstract:  This volume contains Sak and Fox words with their English equivalents. It likely dates to the nineteenth century. One of the more notable features of this collection is that it includes words for relatively recent inventions, such as the steam boat.

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 Call #:  Mss.497.F11 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Language Material 
 Subjects:  Fox language | Indians of North America -- Languages 
 Author:  Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815Requires cookie*
 Title:  Violetta Delafield-Benjamin Smith Barton Collection     
 Dates:  1783-1817 
 Abstract:  The extensive Benjamin Smith Barton collection contains six sections: Correspondence, Bound Volumes (including notebooks), Subject Files, and Graphic Materials. The material includes numerous images, sketches, notes, printed material, and other correspondence. The collection also has numerous copper plates that were used to print images drawn by Barton. Although a collection this large touches on a variety of interesting and important subjects, the collection's strength is its wealth of data on nineteenth century medical, botanical, and Native American studies.

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 Call #:  Mss.B.B284d 
 Extent:  10 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Business and Skilled Trades | Education | Language and Linguistics | Literature, Arts, and Culture | Medicine | Native America | Natural history | Printing and Publishing | Science and technology | Travel 
 Genre:  Art | Family Correspondence | General Correspondence | Language Material | Notebooks | Political Correspondence | Sketchbooks | Travel Narratives and Journals 
 Subjects:  Bartram's Garden (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Botanists | Botany -- Study and teaching -- 19th century | Botany -- Virginia | Chemistry -- 18th century | Cherokee Indians | Cherokee language | Choctaw Indians | Dysentery. | Electricity -- 18th century | Ethnobotany | Geology -- 18th century | Gout | Indians of North America | Indians of North America -- Agriculture | Indians of North America -- Languages | Kaigana Indians | Kaskaskia Indians | Mammals -- Classification | Mandan Indians | Mastodons | Materia medica | Medicine -- Practice -- 18th century | Medicine -- Study and teaching -- 18th century | Meteorology -- United States -- 18th century | Meteors | Mineralogy | Natural history -- 18th century | Natural history -- 19th century | Osage language | Physicians -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Physics | Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 | Seminole Indians | Seneca Indians | Tuscarora Indians | University of Pennsylvania -- Faculty | Venereal disease | Yellow fever | Yellow fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 1793 | Zoology -- 18th century 
 Author:  Buxtorf, Johann, 1564-1629Requires cookie*
 Title:  Hebrew grammar     
 Dates:  n.d. 
 Abstract:  This large volume, written in 1824, contains a guide to Hebrew grammar.

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 Call #:  Mss.492.4.B98th 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Religion 
 Genre:  Language Material 
 Subjects:  Hebrew language 
 Author:  Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844Requires cookie*
 Title:  Essai de solution du problème philologique proposé en l'année 1823 par la commission de l'Institut de France, 1823     
 Dates:  1823 
 Abstract:  The Essai de Solution ... is part of the Stephen Du Poneau Collection. The collection as a whole has a wide array of material, although it is particularly strong in of Native American language material from the nineteenth century. This essay was likely submitted for the Volney Prize in linguistics and reflects Du Ponceau's interests in language more generally.

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 Call #:  Mss.410.D92.1 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Beyond Early America | Language and Linguistics 
 Genre:  Foreign Language | Language Material | Manuscript Essays 
 Subjects:  Linguistics. | Philology. 
 Author:  Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844Requires cookie*
 Title:  Indian vocabularies, 1820-1844     
 Dates:  1820-1844 
 Abstract:  This portion of the Peter Stephen Du Ponceau Collection relates to his collection of Native American languages. As a leading linguist of the era, the Du Ponceau collection has three portions that reflect his interest in linguistics. The first is a large volume of 73 Indian languages for both South and North American Indians (497 In2), which is what this entry refers to. The second is a nine volume set of notes on philology that focuses on Native American languages but includes notes on range of other language groups, such as the language of Polynesians and Greeks (410 D92). The notes also make numerous observations about Native American customs, practices, and beliefs. The third portion of linguistic material is a dictionary of terms relating to the sea and seafaring (359.03 D92).

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 Call #:  Mss.497.In2 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Language Material | Native American Materials 
 Subjects:  Courts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County. | Indians of North America -- Languages | Indians of South America -- Languages 
 Author:  Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844Requires cookie*
 Title:  Peter Stephen Du Ponceau notebooks on philology, [1815-1834]     
 Dates:  Circa 1815-1834 
 Abstract:  The Peter Stephen Du Ponceau Collection has a wide array of material. This entry refers to a nine volume set of notes on philology that focuses on Native American languages but includes notes on range of other language groups, such as the language of Polynesians and Greeks (410 D92). The notes also make numerous observations about Native American customs, practices, and beliefs.

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 Call #:  Mss.410.D92 
 Extent:  9 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Commonplace Book | Language Material | Native American Materials 
 Subjects:  Arabic language | Greek language | Indians of North America -- Languages | Language and languages | Polynesian languages | Turkic languages 
 Author:  Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844Requires cookie*
 Title:  Sea terms in different languages, [n.d.]     
 Dates:  n.d. 
 Abstract:  The Peter Stephen Du Ponceau Collection has a wide array of material. This entry refers to a dictionary of terms relating to the sea and seafaring (359.03 D92). This portion likely reflected both Du Ponceau's personal interest in linguistics and his career as a lawyer who specialized in international law and trade. This volume include terms from French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Danish.

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 Call #:  Mss.359.03.D92 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  International Trade. | Law 
 Genre:  Language Material | Legal Records 
 Subjects:  Language and languages | Philology. 
 Author:  Gardiner, Emma JaneRequires cookie*
 Title:  Penobscot Indian vocabulary, 1821     
 Dates:  1821 
 Abstract:  This bound volume includes approximately twenty pages of Abenaki words and their English translations compiled by Emma Gardiner of Gardiner, Maine in 1821. Although the origins of this document are not clear, it is possible that Gardiner worked with Abenaki Indians to compile this list. The document contains the annotations and other notes of Peter Du Ponceau.

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 Call #:  Mss.497.3.G16 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Language Material | Native American Materials 
 Subjects:  Indians of North America -- Languages | Penobscot language 
 Author:  Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823Requires cookie*
 Title:  John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder letters, 1816-1822, to Peter Stephen Du Ponceau     
 Dates:  1816-1822 
 Abstract:  The John Heckewelder Collection consists of an assortment of documents, almost all of which deal with Native Americans. Heckewelder was a Moravian missionary to Delaware Indians in Pennsylvania who was a prominent figure in nineteenth century intellectual circles. The primary focus of the collection is on his attempt to preserve Native American languages, especially those of the Lenni Lenape (Delaware) in Pennsylvania. His correspondence and one publication also chronicle Native American history, customs, and life. Heckewelder also kept a meteorological journal while on his mission to Gnadenhutten, Pennsylvania from 1802-1814, which is part of the collection. Much of the collection comes from Heckewelder's correspondence with the APS and its prominent member and linguist Stephen Du Ponceau.

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 Call #:  Mss.497.3.H35o 
 Extent:  0.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Diaries | Language Material | Meteorological Data | Native American Materials | Oral History 
 Subjects:  Indians of North America -- Languages 
 Author:  Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823Requires cookie*
 Title:  Names of various trees, shrubs, and plants in the language of the Lennape [sic], 1840     
 Dates:  1840 
 Abstract:  This volume contains a vocabulary of Indian words for natural items compiled by John Heckewelder .

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 Call #:  Mss.497.3.W85 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Language Material | Native American Materials 
 Subjects:  Algonquian languages | Algonquin language | Cheroenhaka Indians | Delaware language | Indians of North America -- Languages | Iroquoian languages 
 Author:  James, Edwin,1797-1861.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Conjugation of the verb "to hear" in its various forms in the Chippeway language, [ca. 1833]     
 Dates:  Circa 1833 
 Abstract:  This bound volume, given to the APS in 1839, contains the conjugation of the Chippeway word "to hear." Compiled by of Edwin James, the volume also contains notes by Peter Du Ponceau.

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 Call #:  Mss.497.J23 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Language Material | Native American Materials 
 Subjects:  Anishinaabe | Indians of North America -- Languages | Ojibwa language 
 Author:  James, Edwin,1797-1861.Requires cookie*
 Title:  Some account of the Menomonies, with a specimen of an attempt to form a dictionary of their language, 1827     
 Dates:  1827 
 Abstract:  This volume appears to be a draft of a language textbook for the Menomonee and Ojibwa. It begins with an overview of the Menomonee, their culture, history, and location. The text then goes on to describe their language with examples of words and usage.

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 Call #:  Mss.970.1.J23 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Language Material | Manuscript Essays | Native American Materials 
 Subjects:  Indians of North America -- Languages | Menominee language -- Dictionaries 
 Author:  Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826Requires cookie*
 Title:  Comparative vocabularies of several Indian languages, 1802-1808     
 Dates:  1802-1808 
 Abstract:  Presented to the APS by Thomas Jefferson in 1817, this volume contains Jefferson's compilation of Indian Vocabularies.

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 Call #:  Mss.497.J35 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics | Native America 
 Genre:  Language Material | Native American Materials 
 Subjects:  Atacapas language | Caddo language | Cayuga language | Cherokee language | Chickasaw language | Chitimacha language | Choctaw language | Cree language | Creek language | Delaware language | Indians of North America -- Languages | Mahican language | Miami language (Ind. and Okla.) | Munsee language | Nanticoke language | Oneida language | Onondaga language | Ottawa language | Shawnee language | Tuscarora language | Unami jargon | Unquachog language 
 Author:  Ord, George, 1781-1866Requires cookie*
 Title:  George Ord notes, [n.d.], on the use of French verbs     
 Dates:  n.d. 
 Abstract:  These two volumes contain transcriptions and notes in French and were used by Ord to help with his French language skills. One volume contains instructions on using French verbs. The examples used include excerpts from Voltaire and Rousseau.

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 Call #:  Mss.445.Or2 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Topics:  Language and Linguistics 
 Genre:  Language Material 
 Subjects:  French language 
 Author:  Parker, Ely Samuel, 1828-1895Requires cookie*
 Title:  Ely Samuel Parker Papers     
 Dates:  1794-1946 
 Abstract:  The Ely Parker Collection is a large and rich amalgamation of documents relating to the New York Seneca and to Ely Parker's own life.

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 Call #:  Mss.497.3.P223 
 Extent:  3.5 Linear Feet 
 Topics:  Education | Government Affairs | Language and Linguistics | Law | Military History | Native America | Religion | Science and technology 
 Genre:  General Correspondence | Language Material | Manuscript Essays | Native American Materials | Official Government Documents and Records 
 Subjects:  Canals -- New York (State) | Engineers -- New York (State) | Freemasons -- New York (State) | Iroquois Indians | Ogden Land Company | Seneca Indians -- Missions | Seneca Indians -- New York (State) | Seneca Indians -- Religion | Seneca language | Society of Friends -- Relations with Indians | Tonawanda Indian Reservation (N.Y.) 
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