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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
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)
Date:November 16, 1830; February 25, 1836; June 29, 1847; August 12, 1898; May 10, 1912; 1956
Contributor:Kurath, Gertrude Prokosch | Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939 | Maness, Edwin | Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864 | Kidder, Homer H. (Homer Huntington), 1874-1950 | Copway, George, 1818-1869 (Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh)
Description: Relavent materials can be found in the finding aid under the specific dates listed. Nineteenth-century correspondence from Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh (George Copway) regarding Chippewa education efforts; Schoolcraft's work on "Indian tales," a vocabulary of the Algic requested by James Barbour, and biographical sketches of chiefs; Kidder obtained tales from Charley Bawgam and Jack LaPique on murder of trader, Aitken, 1837, and on mermaid tradition among Ojibwe. Under May 10, 1912, there is a 2-page "A Story of Turtle and His Brother'' in Ojibwe and English, told by Edwin Maness of Sarnia Reserve, Ontraio, and recorded by Edward Sapir. Also 1956 transcription of the Ojibwe songs from Lac du Flambeau by Willie Catfish, cataloged in Mss.Rec.75.
Collection:Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)
Contributor:Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807 | Kirkland, Samuel, 1741-1808 | Chapin, Israel | Knox, Henry, 1750-1806 | Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829 | Morris, Robert, 1734-1806 | Phelps, Oliver, 1749-1809 | Gorham, Nathaniel, 1738-1796
Subject:Indian agents | Government relations | Politics and government | Treaties | Diplomacy | Missions | New York (State)--History
Genre:Microfilms | Correspondence | Memoranda | Accounts | Bills | Receipts | Government Documents and Records
Description: These selections include letters, bills, accounts, receipts, memoranda, and official communications and documents relating to the Iroquois [Haudenosaunee] in New York State, selected from volumes 6-15 of O'Reilly's collections, "Mementos of western settlement," together with copies of documents from the American State Papers, etc. Included are letters of Phelps, Gorham, Chapin, Brant, Kirkland, Knox, Pickering, Irvine, and Morris. Many manuscripts appear to be from the papers of General Israel Chapin, an Indian agent. From originals at the New York Historical Society.
Collection:Selections from papers relating to the Six Nations, 1789-1820 (Mss.Film.639)