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A vocabulary of the Po-da-wahd-mih language [manuscript] : with illustrative sentences and a translation of the first three chapters of the Gospel of Matthew, followed by a vocabulary of the Kaw language / by Joseph N. Bourassa, 1843

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Bourassa, Joseph N. 1810-1878  Search this
Dunbar, John Brown 1841-1914  Search this
Eames, Wilberforce 1855-1937  Search this
Former owner:
Mercantile Library of Philadelphia DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (ca. 150 p.) ; 24 cm
Handwritten in pencil and ink on lined paper, with some interlinear markings and annotations.
Title transcribed from p. 1.
"[A transcript from the original manuscript in the possession of Mr. John B. Dunbar.]"--P. 1.
Transcription and handwritten annotations attributed to Wilberforce Eames.
The pages are stamped with blue numbers in the upper corner. Some pages have been removed. The remaining pages are numbered 1-2, 35-96, and 99-185 (p. 184-185 are blank).
Page 107 has a ms. pencil note (in Eames's hand?) dated Dec. 8, 1890.
A similar manuscript volume having the same title, attributed to Bourassa and transcribed by W. Eames, dated ca. 1885, is owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Mashantucket, Connecticut (MSS 50).
Translation of chapters 1-3 from the Gospel of Matthew: p. 157-162.
Also available online.
SCNHRB copy 39088013953096 has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Purchased from the Cullman Endowment.
SCNHRB copy was formerly owned by the Mercantile Library of Philadelphia, according to the bookseller's (Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company) description.
SCNHRB copy has an old (the original?) mottled paperboard binding with marbled edges, re-backed with brown leather and a later printed paper spine label. A conservator's report on the condition of the volume (2008?) is on file in the Cullman Library.
Potawatomi language  Search this
Ottawa language  Search this
Kansa language  Search this
Call number:
PM2191.Z5 B68 1843a
PM2191.Z5 B68 1843a
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Smithsonian Libraries