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Algonquian | Massachusett
Language(s): English
Date: May 27, 1816; April 13, 1817; March 21, 1819; October 16, 1821; October 11, 1821; October 9, 1821; October 13, 1821; October 18, 1821; October 25, 1821
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 9 letters
Description: Concerns Indian linguistics including the Algonquian language family, translations, names of Indians, and a paper on "Indian linguistics" (the language has not been identified).
Collection: John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder letters to Peter Stephen Du Ponceau  (Mss.497.3 H35o)

Massachusett
Language(s): English
Date: 1817-1899
Type:Text
Extent: 11 items
Description: Correspondence relating to Massachusett culture and language materials at the American Philosophical Society. Topics include John Eliot's publications, particularly the Eliot Indian Bible and Eliot's Indian Grammar (1666); possible republication of Eliot's works, particularly by the Smithsonian; Nuttall's Travels (1821); and Reland (1708). A recurring topic is the loan of the Eliot Indian Bible to A. J. Holman and Company for display at the Centennial Exposition. Other individuals mentioned include Benjamin H. Coates, Eli K. Price, George H. Horn, J. Peter Lesley; and Joseph Carson.
Collection: American Philosophical Society Archives (APS.Archives)

Massachusett | Natick | Wampanoag
Language(s): English | Wampanoag
Date: circa 1820s and undated
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 11 pages
Description: The Massachusett materials in this collection consist of manuscript Vocabularies listed in the finding aid as 20, 21, 22a, 22b, and 38. The first four of these item refer to the language as "Natick" and the final one as "Massachusett."
Collection: American Philosophical Society Historical and Literary Committee, American Indian Vocabulary Collection    (Mss.497.V85)

Massachusett
Language(s): English
Date: 1927-1943
Type:Text
Extent: 5 folders
Description: Materials relating to Massachusett people, history, and culture. Includes "A prehistoric cremation at Grassy Island, Taunton River, Massachusetts," Delabarre's account of and speculation on an ancient burial; Bever's letter to Speck requesting references on the Indians around Mashpee, Massachusetts, and mentioning Simeon L. Deyo, History of Barnstable County and Mary Farwell Ayer, Richard Bourne, Missionary to the Mashpee Indians; Speck's undated notes concerning Middleboro, Massachusetts, along with an account of the Pilgrims; Speck's letter to Mrs. Charles Ryan, Gay Head, Massachusetts regarding accommodations for Speck and family while Speck works with the Gay Head Indians (Martha's Vineyard); and "Reflections on the past and present of the Massachusetts Indians," a carbon copy of Speck (1943), along with a letter from Clinton A. Weslager (Archaeological Society of Delaware), urging him to write general book on remnant Indians.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Massachusett
Language(s): English
Date: 1664-1688
Type:Text
Extent: 10 items
Description: Ten letters from Protestant missionary John Eliot to natural philosopher Robert Boyle of the Royal Society for Improving Natural Knowledge about Eliots work among the so-called "praying Indians" of southern New England. Topics include the religious education of Native peoples; the estates, affairs, and habits of the "praying Indians" and the locations of their churches; the need for Bibles; Eliot's work translating the Bible and preparing a grammar of Indian printings of Bibles; Bibles, grammars, and other books being distributed to New England Indians; acknowledgement of gifts of money received and thanks for the same; French Indians; danger of attack by the Manquacq Indians [Minqua? Mi'kmaq?]; and the missionary work of Daniel Gookin. In the final letter (1688), conscious of his approaching death, Eliot would use £30 given him by Boyle many years ago for Gospel work to further the efforts of Daniel Gookin and John Cotton; also would like Gospel society to bear expense of printing and have Cotton revise other works Eliot has translated into the Indian language. Originals at the Royal Society of London.
Collection: Royal Society (Great Britain) miscellaneous correspondence and documents (Mss.Film.460)

Lenape | Massachusett | Narragansett | Omaha | Wampanoag
Language(s): English | Narragansett
Date: 1770-1784; 1879
Type:Text
Description: The Narragansett materials in the Siebert Papers consist on very early materials including vocabulary lists from the 18th and 19th centuries in Series IV. Siebert's notes on the Narragansett can be found in Series V.
Collection: Frank Siebert Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.97)

Mapuche | Quechua | Poqomam | Kalinago | Nahua | Wyandot | Massachusett
Date: 1822
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 1 vol., 35 p.
Description: This manuscript copy contains dictionaries of nine Indian vocabularies, such as Aztec, Algonkin, and Huron, and was taken from Reland's "Dissertationum miscellanearum pars tertia" (Utrecht, 1708). [Vocabularies compiled from printed sources, of South and North American dialects: Brasilica (1590,1595,1648); Chilensis (1647); Peruana, Poconziae [or Poconomica, Guatemala and Honduras]; Caraibica [Antilles], 1658; Mexicana [Otomitica, Chontalica, Zoquina, Cascan, Niciecana, Chicemeca dialects mentioned]; Virginiana (1966 [Eliot] 1685 [Mather], Algonkina [1703 La Hontan] Huramica (German-Huron vocabulary not included; 1822.]
Collection: Vocabularia variarum linguarum Americanarum (Mss.498.R27)