19th century manuscript book kept by Lewis Ketchum (Penobscot), mostly written in the Penobscot dialect of Eastern Abenaki with some notes in English. The manuscript descended through the Ketchum family and documents tribal matters from 1837 to 1879, including charity, marriages, births, and customs.
NAA MS 2008-23
Due to preservation concerns, access is restricted to digital surrogates.
This accession includes records from the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) concerning finances, bylaws, meetings and publications. Materials include account ledgers,
"The Auk," "The Auklet," meeting programs and abstracts, photographs, videotape, and a record album. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2026; Transferring office; 4/9/2008 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.