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Delaware | Haudenosaunee | Mohawk | Onondaga | Cherokee | Mahican | Unangan | Chibcha | Scaticook
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Six Nations, Schaghticoke, Aleut, Unangas
Language(s): English
Date: April 11, 1803; November 1, 1953
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
Description: Item 1: Letter from Humboldt to William Smith asking for a copy of Barton (New Views of the Origin of the Tribes and Nations of America, 1797), and any other works pertaining to North and Middle American languages. Item 2: Witthoft's "Preliminary listing of resources in American Indian languages in the Archives of the Moravian Church." Includes eighteenth- and nineteenth-century materials described as Algonquin, Delaware, Iroquois, Mohawk, Onondaga, Eskimo, Cherokee, Checameca, Mahican, and Scatticook. Compilers include Zeisberger, Pyrlaeus, Dencke, Heckewelder, Gambold, Ettwein, etc.
Collection: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)

Language(s): English | French
Date: 1787; April 9, 1822; September 21, 1827
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 9 notebooks; 2 letters
Description: Includes list of languages, bibliography of languages, compound verbs, numerals, excerpt from Clavigero (1787), notes, comments of Wilhelm von Humboldt (letters to Du Ponceau, April 9, 1822 and September 21, 1827).
Collection: Peter Stephen Du Ponceau notebooks on philology (Mss.410.D92)

Language(s): English | French
Date: 1815-1834
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Genre: Notebooks
Extent: 9 notebooks
Description: Includes Lengua del Chile, extracted from Molina (1788). Notes, vocabulary, and comparisons from De Laet (1633) on languages of Guiana. Discussion of 184 dialects found in the Orinoco region, extracted from Humboldt (1814).
Collection: Peter Stephen Du Ponceau notebooks on philology (Mss.410.D92)