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MS 191-a Letters to George Gibbs with sketch, general remarks, and Coos Bay language vocabulary

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Catalog Data

Creator:
Milhau, John J.  Search this
Correspondent:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Culture:
Coos (Kusan)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1856
Scope and Contents:
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]."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 191-a
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Coosan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 191-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS191A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms191a