Miscellaneous working notes, in various stages of revision; neither field notes nor finished statements. Informant(s), location(s), date(s) not given.
Analysis of contents by W. C. Sturtevant, March 1960: 1800-a Notes on morphology keyed to a missing text or other notes. Key numbers run from 310 to 800, with many gaps and duplications (may be more than one text represented); many items have one digit number following comma after above 3 digit number (line, form ?). Date stamp on back of one page: "Bur. American Ethnology Jun 17, 1909". 56 pages, unarranged. 1800-b Miscellaneous notes on mprphology-- paradigms, list of affixes, summary statements, etc. No references to sources. Back of one page has note: "Frances La Mere/Winnebago/Nebraska./City./Thurston County" evidently in LaMere's hand; but this page is semi-analyzed, not original notes. 139 pages, unarranged. 1800-c Notes on phonology. 2 pages. 1800-d Lexical notes. Plant names, food and food preparation, with a few ethnographic notes: 4 pages Kinship terminology: 7 pages; total; total, 11 pages. 1800-e Ponca-Winnebago comparative vocabulary, without indication of sources, without comments or analysis. 5 pages, unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
Described on original catalog card as "Grammar of Winnebago (incomplete)." 30th Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology, for year 1908-09 (published, 1915), page 24 tells of cataloging a manuscript by Paul Radin on the Winnebago Indians in that year; presumably it was this manuscript.
Also Meeker to Bureau of American Ethnology, Winnebago, Nebraska transmitting this syllabary October 29, 1895. Autograph letter signed. 3 pages. Presents the native Winnebago syllabary with corresponding transcriptions in a phonetic system improvised by Meeker, and in the Bureau of American Ethnology system. Meeker attempts to establish a root meaning for each syllable. The manuscript has marginal notes in the hand of J.N.B. Hewitt dated November 22, 1896.
Winnebago vocabulary, text, grammatical and ethnological notes. Winnebago Agency, Nebraska, 1889 and Washington, D.C. 1890-1891. Autograph document signed. 108 pages and Typescript letter signed from J. Owen Dorsey to Gatschet, Washington, D.C., November 24, 1891, 3 pages and autograph letter signed from Dorsey to H. W. Henshaw, Washington, D.C., January 13, 1892, 1 page.
NAA MS 1989-a
Recorded in bound notebook with letters tipped in. Informants: 1889, David St Cyr; 1890-1891, John Michel St Cyr. Letter from Dorsey to Gatschet advises about phonetics, and letter from Dorsey to Henshaw advises that this manuscript should be obtained by the Bureau. Manuscript includes corrections and annotations in red ink by Dorsey.
Manuscript 1989-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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In handwriting of Lyman C. Draper. Recorded in schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. Also includes: Biographical sketch of Thomas J. George (b. 1842). Autograph document by Lyman C. Draper. 1 page; "List of Winnebago Words from Ebr. [Ebenezer] Brigham's acct. book, 1831-33." Autograph document by Lyman C. Draper. 1 page; "Winnebago Derivations given by W.N. Webster, Oshkosh. July 1, 1885." Autograph document signed by R.G. Thwaites. 1 page; Incomplete note about desire of Winnebagos for an Agent, and inquiry about land payment. No date. Anonymous Manuscript document 1 page. Informants: Big Bear, of Friendship, Wisconsin and Big Thunder.