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
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.