Stephen Laurent Papers

Wabanaki includes: Wabenaki, Wobanaki
Abenaki includes: Abnaki
Abenaki, Western | English | French
1846, circa 1920s, circa 1950s-1990s
Laurent, Joseph | Laurent, Stephen | Marrault, Joseph | Fister, Margaret
Linguistics | New Hampshire--History | Religion
Correspondence | Newspaper clippings | Poems | Prayers
3.75 Linear feet
Papers of Stephen Laurent, son of Joseph Laurent (1839-1917), Chief of the St. Francis Abnakis and author of New Familiar Abenaki and English Dialogues (1884), and grandson of Joseph Laurent, also chief. Primarily contains outgoing letters from Stephen Laurent's wife, Margaret Fisher, to her family, and miscellaneous documentation relation to Laurent's activities as an interpreter of Abenaki history in New Hampshire. The main Abenaki language material in the collection is found in one catechism and prayer book in Abenaki from 1846 by Joseph Marrault, a Jesuit.
Stephen Laurent Papers Mss.Ms.Coll.118