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Contributor: Warden, David Bailie, 1772-1845 | Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907 | Cresson, Hilborne Thomson | Harris, Thaddeus Mason, 1768-1842
Subject: Mayan languages | Antiquities | Orthography and spelling | Linguistics | Hieroglyphics | Ohio--History | Archaeology
Extent: 8 items
Description: Materials relating to Mayan culture and language materials at the American Philosophical Society. Topics include Warden's article on Ohio antiquities and Palenque [Warden (1827)]; several items on Cresson's work on Mayan glyphs, including "Remarks upon the graphic system of the ancient Mayas" and Cresson's thoughts on interpretation of Mayan glyphs, the Troano manuscript, the Dresden Codex, and the Zapotec calendar; Gatschet's thank-you note, enclosing photograph of inscribed stone from Palenque, Mexico, now in Smithsonian; Harris on superiority of volumes by Dupaix and Viages at the APS; and a 1959 citation from the University Museum at the University of Pennsylvania for aid in restoring Tikal.
Collection: American Philosophical Society Archives (APS.Archives)
Contributor: Pitkin, Harvey | Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906 | Dixon, Roland Burrage, 1875-1934 | Halpern, Abraham M. (Abraham Meyer), 1914-1985 | Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960 | Radin, Paul, 1883-1959 | Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936 | Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996 | Dixon, Carrie | Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907 | Harrington, J. P. (John P.), 1865-1939 | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967 | Brown, Cecil H., 1944- | DeLancey, Scott Cameron
Genre: Grammars | Bibliographies | Stories | Notebooks | Field notes | Vocabularies | Index | Sketches | Vocabularies | Notes | Correspondence | Dictionaries | Musical scores | Essays | Vocabularies | Songs
Description: The Wintu materials in the Harvey Pitkin Papers are extensive. Subcollection I, Series I, contains notes, notebooks, vocabularies, slip files, texts, manuscripts and phonetic tracings by Jeremiah Curtin in the late 19th century, Roland Dixon, and A.M. Halpern. Series I-B contains Pitkin's grammar slip files and vocabularies collected by Curtin. Series I-C includes Jaime de Angulo's manuscript on the Patwin lagnague, S.A. Barrett's transcritptions and translations of speech and song recordings, Radin's "Grammatical Sketch" and Waterman's notes on Patwin phonetics. Series II-A is rich in materials collected by A.L. Krober. In Subcollection II, Pitkin's field notes are located in Series 2, Subseries 1. Subseries 2 includes Pitkin's extensive notes on his Wintu dictionary, grammar, texts, stories, and music. The manuscript of the dictionary is located in Subseries 3. There is an unpublished 416 page manuscript of stories written in both English and Wintu, songs, and transcriptions in Subseries 4. This section also includes copies of all the extant linguistic material with works by noted linguists such as Curtin, Albert Gatschet, Radin, Halpern, Morris Swadesh, Victor Golla, and J.P. Harrington. Series 6 is comprised of card file slips with comparative analyses by Pitkin of the four languages of the Wintun family.
Collection: Harvey Pitkin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.78)