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Contributor: Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939
Extent: 5 pages
Description: The Beothuk materials in the ACLS collection consist of one item in the "Algonkian" section of the finding aid, entitled "Beothuk-Algonkian comparisons" (item Be.1). This document was prepared for Sapir, copied from Rev. John Leigh's transcription of John Peyton's vocabulary. It compares 45 Beothuk items with Montagnais and Penobscot as well as isolated Micmac, Ojibwe, and Abenaki equivalents.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: Haas' Beothuk file consists of a sizeable and fairly comprehensive lexicon derived from the few printed sources available, with comparisons to Proto-Algonquian, all in Series 9. Additionally, there is correspondence with John Hewson that includes draft copies of a paper on Beothuk phonology.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)