Onondaga materials, John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder letters to Peter Stephen Du Ponceau
Date: March 11, 1818; July 29, 1818
Contributor: Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844 | Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 | Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823 | Horsfield, Timothy, 1708-1773 | Parsons, William, 1701-1757 | Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808
Extent: 3 letters
Description: Forwards Zeisberger's book and a brief biography of him to the American Philosophical Society. Will send the Historical and Literary Committee papers dealing with Indian affairs, in the hands of Franklin, Weiser, Parsons, and Horsfield. Concerning an article by Zeisberger. Last half of an Onondaga dictionary done approximately 1764. Corrections for his publications. Is forwarding a dictionary, by Zeisberger, of the Indian languages. Part 1 of the dictionary has been found. It is to be returned, and the grammar too. Concerning Heckewelder's attitudes towards Indian cruelty and towards Du Ponceau's rewriting the book.
Collection: John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder letters to Peter Stephen Du Ponceau (Mss.497.3 H35o)