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Contributor: Izard, George
Extent: 3 pages
Description: The Taino materials in this collection consist of manuscripts listed in the finding aid as item 25, Rafinesque's "Vocabulary of the extinct Haytian or Taino language," comparing Taino to Old World language (Berber, Cantabrian, Celtic, Coptic, etc.)
Collection: American Philosophical Society Historical and Literary Committee, American Indian Vocabulary Collection (Mss.497.V85)
Alternate forms: Carib
Contributor: La Varre, William, 1898-1991
Extent: 1 folder
Description: The Eugenics Record Office Records consist of 330.5 linear feet of materials relating to the ERO, founded in 1910 for the study of human heredity and as a repository for genetic data on human traits. The Eugenics Record Office Papers (1670-1964) contain trait schedules, newspaper clippings, manuscript essays, pedigree charts, article abstracts, reprints, magazine articles, bibliographies, photographs, hair samples, postcard pictures, card files, and some correspondence which document the projects of the Eugenics Record Office during the thirty-four years of its operation. Taino (Carib) materials include Folder "A:9780. South America" (1922) in Series I. Trait Files, Box #65, which contains a journal article titled "Discovering Diamonds in British Guiana: An American's Adventure in Opening Up the Treasure House on the Upper Mazaruni River" by William J. LaVarre, Jr., in which the author tells of locating diamond deposits through his association with Carib (Taino) villagers. The article includes textual descriptions and photos of indigenous individuals.
Collection: Eugenics Record Office Records (Mss.Ms.Coll.77)
Contributor: Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840
Description: Comparative list of 40 words (following Spanish orthography), by means of which the author asserts a relationship with the Berber and other African languages, as well as with the Maya and other Central American languages. His sources are Columbus, D'Anghiera, Herrera, Edwards.
Collection: Peter Stephen Du Ponceau notebooks on philology (Mss.410.D92)