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Cherokee
Language(s): English
Date: September 3, 1818; March 4, 1820
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 2 letters
Description: Concerning the Indian. Mentions visit of Correia da Serra; quotes letter received from Mrs. Gambold (July 20, 1818) replying to letter from Heckewelder. Gambold had supplied data to B. S. Barton. Suggests Du Ponceau write Butrick at Brainerd Station. Gives an example of Indian's friendship from his travels of 1777 (manuscript). Forwards manuscript materials on Indian languages, including: Remarks on the Swedish Lenape; Mohawk dictionary, probably of Pyrlaeus, from Moravian archives [Mahicanni manuscript not included]. Regarding Butrick and Brown Cherokee spelling book--can't comprehend alphabet used as he had in 1773 taken Cherokee in standard alphabet. Only Iroquois and Wyandot are difficult.
Collection: John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder letters to Peter Stephen Du Ponceau  (Mss.497.3 H35o)