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Date: 1661-1819 and undated
Contributor: Depéret, Élie, 1691-1757 | Chaumonot, Pierre Joseph Marie, 1611-1693 | Mathevet, Jean Claude, 1717-1781 | Cuoq, J. A. (Jean André), 1821-1898 | Gay (Guay), Robert-Michel, 1663-1725 | Quéré de Tréguron, Maurice, 1663-1754 | Guichart, Vincent-Fleuri, 1729-1793
Subject: Missions | Linguistics | Algonquian languages | Iroquoian languages | Canada--History--To 1763 (New France) | Sulpicians | Religion
Genre: Microfilms | Dictionaries | Grammars | Catechisms | Canticles | Prayers | Hymns | Translations
Extent: 10 items
Description: These manuscripts include dictionaries, grammars, catechisms, prayers, canticles, hymns, and Bible tales prepared by French Sulpician missionaries in New France in Algonquin, the Nipissing dialect of Algonquin, and some Iroquoian languages. From originals at the Seminaire de Montreal, les Pretres de Saint-Sulpice.
Collection: Indian manuscripts, 1661-1879 (Mss.Film.1109)
Alternate forms: Eskimo, Montagnais
Contributor: Vaultier, Peter | Crespieul, François de, 1639-1702 | Cuoq, J. A. (Jean André), 1821-1898 | Laure, Pierre-Michel, 1688-1738
Subject: Linguistics | Algonquian languages | Missions | Religion | Canada--History--To 1763 (New France) | Jesuits | Sulpicians | Séminaire de Québec
Extent: 8 items
Description: Part of a collection comprised of religious and linguistic materials in various Native American languages. Many were written by Jesuit missionaries of New France, although Cuoq was Sulpician. These eight items primarly concern the Algonquin language and include linguistic and religious materials in French, Latin, and Algonquin such as prayers, hymns, canticles, music, catechisms, etc. A few items incorporate some Abenaki, Inuit, and Innu language material as well. There is also the 125-page Registre de Sillery 1637 a 1690 containing Native baptismal and confirmation records. Originals in the archives of the Séminaire de Québec at the Université Laval [formerly the Séminaire de Québec] and the Archives de l'Archeveche de Quebec.
Collection: Selected materials, 1676-1930, on Indian linguistics (Mss.Film.453)
Alternate forms: Arawak
Contributor: Schultz, Theodor
Extent: 2 volumes, 795 p.
Description: Theodor Schultz was a Moravian missionary in British Guiana at the turn of the nineteenth century. This collection contains two items: "Aruwakkisch Deucthes Wörterbuch," a dictionary with German equivalents and examples, as well as alphabetical Arawak index, and "Grammatische Sätze von der Aruwakkischen Sprache," a grammatical treatise based upon a Latin model, with Latin terms used throughout, though most of the text is German.
Collection: Arawak manuscripts (Mss.498.3.Sch8)
Alternate forms: Cakchiquel, Cakchikel, Kaqchiquel
Date: circa 1692
Contributor: Gálvez, Mariano, 1794-1862
Extent: 1 volume, 110 leaves
Description: Consists of Catholic texts in the Kaqchikel language, including statement of doctrine, catechism, confessional, brief religious discourses. Also includes a grammar of the Kaqchikel language, which was translated into English by Daniel G. Brinton in APS Proceedings 21 (1884): 345. Donor, Academia de Ciencias de Guatemala, through Mariano Gálvez, 1836.
Collection: Mayan Language Texts, 1553-1727 (Mss.497.43.V42)
Alternate forms: Bella Bella, Haíɫzaqv
Date: 1986, 1989-1990, 1994
Extent: 265 pages
Description: The Heiltsuk materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 5 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Compton and Harkin. Compton's material include 4 items relating to Heiltsuk botanical knowledge. Harkin's material is "Ethnohistory of the Heiltsuk," is described as "research...conducted in Bella Bella, British Columbia, 1986-1987, and involved eliciting ethnohistorical narratives, and ethnological and linguistic data, with elders from the Heiltsuk band, in order to record a Heiltsuk perspective of their own history. Consultants included Gordon Reid, Evelyn and Charles Windsor, Esther and Jimmy Lawson, Stanley George, Ed Martin, Margaret Campbell, and Clarence Martin."
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)
Language(s): Delaware | English | Latin | Nottoway | Onondaga | Powhatan | Tuscarora | Welsh | Wyandot
Contributor: Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus, 1743-1823 | Kampman, Christian Frederick, 1708-1808 | Turner, Edie | Wood, John, ca. 1775-1822
Extent: 1 volume, 11 p.
Description: This small manuscript volume contains a brief vocabulary written down by John Wood "from an old Indian Woman of the name of Edie Turner the 4th of March 1820"; together with newsclipping, Petersburg, Virginia, March 17, identifying informant and relating Nottoway, Powhatan and Welsh. The vocabulary is listed by semantic categories "Of the Universe; Of the Human Species; Of Animals; Vegetable Kingdom; Division of Time; Domestic Essays; Adjectives; Verbs." Marginal comparisons with Tuscarora, Onondaga, Wyandot, Delaware, etc., probably by Peter S. Du Ponceau. [See also letters of Jefferson to Du Ponceau, July 7, 1820; Du Ponceau to Jefferson, July 12, 1820.] This item is bound with a list of the Latin and botanical names of the plants, prepared by Christian Frederick Kampman, and with John Wood, "Vocabulary of the language of the Nottoway Tribe of Indians..." (1820).
Collection: Nottoway, Lenape, and Algonquian vocabularies (Mss.497.3.W85)