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Contributor: Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844 | Meigs, Josiah, 1757-1822 | Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900 | Mooney, James, 1861-1921 | Butrick, D. S. (Daniel Sabin), 1789-1847
Extent: 8 items
Description: Items relating to Cherokee materials at the American Philosophical Society. Topics include a memorandum and letters written by Peter Stephen du Ponceau regarding Native languages, especially Cherokee; Du Ponceau, Abbe Correia da Serra, and John Vaughan's visit with two Cherokee boys being sent to school in Connecticut. One (Leonard Hicks) referred du Ponceau to Butrick's Cherokee grammar; D. S. Butrick's plan to prepare a Cherokee grammar modeled on Zeisberger's Delaware grammar, and other information on Cherokee language that he sent to du Ponceau upon the latter's request; Butrick's hope that these studies will aid the Cherokees, and his plea for attention to Cherokees seeking Christ; Frank Cushing's inquiries about a William Bartram manuscript once in possession of Samuel G. Morton according to notes of Ephraim G. Squier, and about a John H. Payne manuscript on Cherokees; and James Mooney's request about the location of John Howard Payne's manuscript on the Cherokee which was cited in Ephraim G. Squier's Serpent Symbol (1851). Other individuals mentioned include Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs, John Gambold, Isaac Minis Hays, and Rev. Samuel Worcester.
Collection: American Philosophical Society Archives (APS.Archives)
Date: circa 1784, 1800, 1818
Contributor: Butrick, D. S. (Daniel Sabin), 1789-1847 | Campbell, David | Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844 | Gambold, John | Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816
Extent: 42 pages
Description: The Cherokee materials in this collection consist of manuscripts listed in the finding aid as items 2, 5, 6, 38, 39, 41, 42. These include Vocabularies in various forms, some comparing Cherokee to other languages, as well as correspondence discussing Cherokee linguistics features, and one complaining of white harassment of Cherokees to be removed.
Collection: American Philosophical Society Historical and Literary Committee, American Indian Vocabulary Collection (Mss.497.V85)
Date: September 3, 1818; March 4, 1820
Contributor: Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815 | Butrick, D. S. (Daniel Sabin), 1789-1847 | Correia da Serra, José Francisco, 1750-1823 | Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844 | Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823
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)