MS 502-a Linguistic and ethnological material on the Karankawa tribe, "taken down from the recollection of Mrs Alice W. Oliver, at Lynn Massachusetts, in November, 1888." Approximately 71 pages in notebook. ("Karankawa" printed on edge of binding.
MS 502-b A report on the information, 4 pages, accompanied by letter of transmittal to the Director of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Contents: Frontispiece, sketch map; pages 1-12, San Felipe vocabulary from Jose Zepherino of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Laguna vocabulary, source not given, interpaged or on same pages; pages 13-22, Laguna vocabulary from John Menaul; 24-32, copy of Whipple's Kiwomi or Santo Domingo vocabulary from Pacific Railroad Survey Report III, pages 86-90; pages 45-62, copy of Col. James Stevenson's Santa Ana and Silla vocabulary; pages 63-82, vocabulary extracted from Die Koshare (later published as The Delight Makers) by A. F. Bandelier.
Nearly all slips have Annotations by James Mooney.
Biographical / Historical:
"Obtained from Sampson Owl, a Cheroki born 1850, residing at Kataba Nation, York County, South Carolina and married to a Kataba woman. In 1872 he had left his native place, 3 miles from Qualla Agency, North Carolina and since has resided among the Kataba. . . ."
Full title page reads, "Words and Geographic Names from the Cherokee Language, Eastern or Mountain Cherokee dialect obtained through N. Jarrett Smith, chief, of Quallatown, North Carolina by Albert S. Gatschet, Bureau of Ethnology, February, 1886."
With the manuscript are the following free renderings in English by A. F. C. Wallace from Gatschet's inter-linear English translations: "Story of the Creation," pages 5-11; "The Migrations of the Iroquois," pages 12-27; "The Thunder and His Son," pages 46-49; "The Tuscaroras Leave North Carolina," pages 79-83; "Johnson Meets a Dwarf while Hunting," pages 84-87; "The Abandoned Baby," pages 94-97. [1948.] Autograph document by Wallace. 14 pages.
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Scope and Contents:
349-a consists of ca. 1500 slips, handwritten in Chitimacha-English, alphabetically arranged. 349-b is a copy of 349-a in English-Chitimacha arrangement (Made ca. 1935-50 by Miss Mae W. Tucker ?) Ca. 1500 cards. Not alphabetically arranged (1956).
MS 300-a: "The Mutsun linguistic family of Middle California: a comparative table of affinities drawn from its numerous dialects" by Albert S. Gatschet. January 1888. 13 pp. The purpose of the paper was to consolidate the Costanoan with the Moquelummnan (Miwok) families, and to designate the aggregate by the name Mutsun.
MS 300-b Letter from Jeremiah Curtin to Henry W. Henshaw. February 188. 7 pp. and 2 large tables. Letter encloses and is critical of Gatschet's paper.
Contents: Vocabularies of the Comecrudo and Cotoname Dialects of the Pakawa Linguistic Family... Autograph document. 1 volume. approximately 100 pages. 1886. Comecrudo and Cotoname. Autograph document. notebook. approximately 80 pages. December 6, 1886. (Copied 1900). Comecrudo and Cotoname, U.S. Geological and Geographic Survey Comparative Vocabulary printed schedule. Autograph document. 7 pages. December 1886.
Biographical / Historical:
These documents were collected and arranged by subject and alphabetically by Gatschet in 1886, at Las Prietas, between Camargo and Matamoros in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
NAA MS 297-a-b-c
Both volumes and the printed schedule are stamped, "Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript Vault. March, 1926."