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 Author:  Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823Requires cookie*
 Title:  Communications to the Historical and Literary Committee of the American Philosophical Society, 1816-1821     
 Dates:  1816-1821 
 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.970.1.H35c 
 Extent:  1 volume(s) 
 Subjects:  Delaware Indians | Indians of North America -- History | Indians of North America -- Languages | Indians of North America -- Social life and customs