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Contributor: Beher, D. | Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844 | Guyot, A. (Arnold), 1807-1884 | Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851 | Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 | Snider, Jacob | Valentini, Philipp J. J. (Philipp Johann Josef), 1828-1899 | Brinton, Daniel G. (Daniel Garrison), 1837-1899 | Vaughan, John, 1756-1841 | Gallatin, Albert, 1761-1849 | Parry, Francis | Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921 | Phillips, Henry, 1838-1895 | Rich, O. (Obadiah), 1777-1850 | Walz, W. G. | Beebe, William Sully, 1841-1898 | Ferrer, Jose Joaquin de
Extent: 22 items
Description: Materials relating to the indigenous cultures and languages of Mexico. Includes requests to view or borrow materials at APS, particularly in the Poinsett Collection; introductions of scholars who wish to view Mexican materials to the Librarian or other appropriate official of the time (including John Vaughan and George Ord); solicitations for donations of Mexican materials, particularly from Joel R. Poinsett; donation of linguistic and other materials from Jose Joaquin de Ferrer;s relating to indigenous cultures and languages of Mexico, particularly Brinton's papers on Nagualism and on Fuegian languages [Brinton (1892) and Brinton (1894)], Valentini's manuscript on Mexican calendar stone, and linguistic work by Albert Gallatin; Mexican antiquities at other institutions such as the Academy of Natural Sciencies, Princeton, and the Peabody Museum; and Samuel Morton's offer to George Ord to exchange books for a Mexican skull he used for a plate in his Crania Americana (1839), and which he now wishes to add to his collection. Specific cultures or languages mentioned include Huastec, Otomi, Tarascan, Tarahumara, and Mexican. Individuals mentioned include Ephraim G. Squier, Bishop Anders, Mr. Frank, Professor Matile, Mr. Bagely, Thomas Sully, Jean-Frédéric Waldeck, and Lord Kingsborough.
Collection: American Philosophical Society Archives (APS.Archives)
Extent: 2 slips, 80 pages
Description: The Otomi materials in the ACLS collection consist of materials mainly in the "Otomi" section of the finding aid. Key items includes Radin's "Grammatical sketch of Otomi" (item OtO.1) and "Otomi-English dictionary" (item OtO.2), based upon the Toluca dialect (Temoaya Otomi). Also in this section are the "Sintesis de la discusion en el consejo de lenguas indigenas sobre el alfabeto Otomi" (item OtO.3) and a brief vocabulary by Sapir (item OtO.4). In the “Mexico” section of the finding aid, see “Comparative vocabularies of various Indian languages of Mexico” (item AM5), which includes Otomi vocabulary, and McQuown's “Phonemic systems of various Indian languages of Mexico” (AM3), which includes Otomi information.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)