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Letter to George Gibbs, October 13, 1856, 2 pages. Letter to George Gibbs, November 14, 1856, transmitting "Coos Bay" vocabulary of two "different dialects of the same language," identified as "An-a-sitch" and Coos Bay" in Gibbs' copy (Manuscript Number 191-b), 6 pages; "a sketch of the coast showing the relative positions of the Siusclau, Alseya and Yakoner rivers," 1 page; "a few general remarks about the Coast Indians," 4 pages; and a copy of Milhau's "dictionary of sounds," 1 page.
Letter of November 14, 1856 states: "I enclose you herewith vocabularies of the Indian languages spoken between Cape Arago and Cape Foulweather viz the Coose Bay [Manuscript Number 191-a], lower Umpqua or Kallawatsett [Manuscript Number 958], and the Alseya [Manuscript Number 955-a], also the Umpquah proper [Manuscript Number 193-a]."