Portrait of the elderly woman Mrs. Charles T. Hall, half Barbareño Chumash and half English, posed outdoors seated in chair in Santa Barbara, California.
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Copied by E.F. Murray in 1878 from the original made in 1821. It includes vocabularies of the following languages: Esselen, San Antonio (Salinan), San Miguel (Salinan), San Luis Obispo (Obispeno Chusmash), Santa Barbara (Barbareno Chumash), La Purisima (Purismeno Chusmash), Santa Inez (Inezeno Chumash), Nophrinthres of San Juan Bautista (a Yokuts dialect), Lathruunen (Yokuts), San Luis Rey (Uto-Aztecan), Karkin (Costanoan), Saclan (Miwok), Juichun (Costanoan), Huimen (Marin Miwok), and Suisen (a dialect of Patwin [Wintun]).
Also letter to Frederick W. Hodge, with emendations to the manuscript. San Francisco, California. April 27, 1905. Autograph letter signed. 1 page. Includes discussion of "Current Tribal names that are Ambiguous. "Ute, Paiute, Shoshoni, Bannock, Snake; and sections on Gabrielino, Serrano, Luiseno, San Juan Capistrano, Agua Caliente, Cahuilla, Santa Barbara, Monachi, Kawaiisu, Tubatulabal.
Title page of manuscript carries A. note S. : F. W. H. [Hodge]: "This material has been extracted for the Dictionary of Tribes ["Handbook of American Indians," Bureau of American Ethnology-Bulletin 30, Washington, 1907, 1910] by Dr Swanton."
Consists of 7 pages, plus 2 page explanation by G.H. Gould (unsigned). Transmittal letter of July 8, 1887 is referred to on old catalog card, but apparently has not been present for some time.
Biographical / Historical:
The original was obtained by Mr. Felix Jess of Santa Barbara from Rafael Solaris of the Tsa-ma-la band of Indians living near Santa Ynez, and was recorded by Alejo, a Tsa-ma-la Indian, from Sabino, a Tsmu-wich Indian who knew the creeds by heart, but could not write.
MS 291-a: In pencil, in Powell's Schedule in Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. (Approximately 477 terms.)
MS 291-b: Written in ink, in Powell's Schedule in Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. (Approximately 477 terms.) Apparently a neat copy of 291-a, with some differences in orthography, and with a note on the title page about the name of the tribe, and about Hostu, the informant.
Place of record not stated. In pencil, in Powell's Schedule in Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages. Partly in labeled parallel columns, partly in single columns, unlabled as to language. See 867, neater ink records of Purisima vocabulary of same date, presumably copied from 294, but incomplete (e.g., Purisima entries on page 80 of 294, but not in 867). 2 duplicate sets of microprints filed with Manuscript, 4/57.
MS 2114-a Comparative vocabulary of San Antonio (Salinan), San Miguel (Salinan), San Luis Obispo (Obispeno), Santa Rosa (Island Chumash), Santa Inez (Inezeno Chumash), Purisima (Purismeno Chumash), Santa Barbara (Barbareno Chumash), and Ventura (Ventur...
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Manuscript 2114-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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