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Subject:Anthropology | Ethnography | Linguistics | New England--History | Anthropometry | Social life and customs | Picture-writing | Orthography and spelling
Description: Materials relating to Speck's study of Narragansett language, history, and culture. Includes a one-page report on "Physical measurements of the Narragansett male," based on an individual described as 1/4 Nehantic and 1/2 Brotherton (Narragansett); and Speck's miscellaneous Narragansett notes, comprised of a comparative vocabulary of Massachusetts, Narragansett, Mohegan, Pequot, and Naugatuck (approximately 30 items), 3 vocabulary lists on cards, 1 page of names, and a letter from Edmund B. Delabarre to Speck, May 6, 1920, regarding the author's preference of Cherokee to Narragansett as explanation of origin of characters on Rhode Island stone. Images note: newspaper clipping photographs peace pipe, native attire, tipi.
Collection:Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)
Contributor:Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907 | Siebert, Frank T. (Frank Thomas), 1912-1998
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)
Contributor:Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820 | Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815 | Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich, 1752-1840 | Gould, Benjamin Apthorp, 1824-1896 | Hassler, F. R, (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843 | Richmond, James Cook, 1808-1866 | Ticknor, George, 1791-1871
Description: These letters and documents concern primarily the American Colony of Göttingen, including a record book containing historical data on the group (1855-1888), and the Algonquin, Choctaw, Illinois, and Naragansett Indian languages. Includes letters of: B. A. Gould, F. R. Hassler, Gauss, Sir Joseph Banks, J. F. Blumenbach. Originals in Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Germany.
Collection:Niedersächsische Staats-und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen letters and documents (Mss.H.S.Film.8)