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Delaware
Language(s): English
Date: March 19, 1857; Circa 1857-1859; October 18, 1859
Type:Text
Extent: 4 letters
Description: Concerning Powhatan and Lenni Lenape place names. Mentions Joseph Henry and Henry Schoolcraft. Concerning Streeter's and John Henry Alexander's efforts to obtain financial support of Henry's study from Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian Institution. Too busy to work on hobby of Indian languages; no help from Maryland Historical Society on publication.
Collection: Matthew Schropp Henry Correspondence on Indian Names (Mss.497.3.H39)

Delaware
Language(s): English
Date: August 21, 1857; April 2, 1857; April 17, 1857; April 30, 1857; 1859-1860
Type:Text
Extent: 4 letters; 1 dictionary
Description: Concerning Joseph Henry's efforts to get funding to study Native languages. Only unperishable sciences received aid from the Smithsonian. The government was "fleeced" by Schoolcraft in his study of Indian languages. Suggests joint support for Matthew S. Henry in his study by the Pennsylvania and Maryland Historical Societies, and the Smithsonian and the United States government. Asks if secretary of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will notify the Maryland Historical Society of plans to aid Matthew S. Henry in his study of Delaware Indian linguistics (money to go through Historical Society of Pennsylvania), then J. Henry Alexander and the Smithsonian might aid too. The completed dictionary, based on various printed authorities (Zeisberger, Heckewelder, etc.). Contains a separate dictionary of Place names organized by states. Maps of Maryland-New Jersey only.
Collection: English-Lenni Lenape and Lenni Lenape-English dictionary (Mss.497.33.H39)

Susquehannock
Alternate forms: Conestoga
Language(s): English
Date: January 14, 1858
Type:Text
Extent: 1 letter
Description: Is writing a history of the Susquehannocks. Concerning possible publication of work on Place names.
Collection: Matthew Schropp Henry Correspondence on Indian Names (Mss.497.3.H39)