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Linguistic Questionnaires

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Names:
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Collection Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Extent:
3 Boxes
Culture:
Chumash  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Vocabulary
Field notes
Questionnaires
Place:
California -- Languages
Date:
1910-1936
bulk 1916-1918
Scope and Contents:
This subseries of the Notes and writings on special linguistic studies series contains a set of questionnaires which John P. Harrington used during various periods of his linguistic fieldwork. It appears that the questionnaires were used principally to elicit words in various California languages--the names of a Salinan speaker and several Wintu and Yana informants are given on a number of heading sheets, although they were undoubtedly used during other fieldwork as well. References to Abby, a speaker of New Mexican Spanish, and to Leonora S. Curtin (abbreviated "LCC"[sic]), a collector of Moroccan botanical specimens, suggest that Harrington used the section of botanical terms in his study of Arabic influences on the Spanish spoken in the American Southwest.

The various components were not organized as a unit but were found scattered throughout his papers. (A portion of the notes were formerly cataloged as parts of B.A.E. mss. 2292 and 6017.) They have been brought together and arranged according to a number of his standard headings: cosmology, botany, anatomy, kinship, material culture. The largest group covers the various classifications of animal species. Within each semantic heading the pages have been arranged as much as possible in chronological order. There is also a set of miscellaneous lists which have not been subdivided semantically.

The questionnaires consist largely of word lists in a mixture of English, California Spanish, and Chumash (Barbareno or Ventureno). Harrington occasionally annotated these lists with equivalent forms in Mohave or Chemehuevi. Although the questionnaires were usually used for eliciting nouns, the section on anatomy also lists verb forms and the section on botany has questions on uses of plants.

Supplementing the word lists are notes from interviews with Smithsonian scientists. Those with George S. Meyers, head curator of the Division of Fishes at the U.S. National Museum, on fish species are particularly extensive. There are also newspaper clippings, bibliographic references, reading notes, and typed extracts from scientific publications. Harrington's files also include reprints and plates picturing various plants and animals which he removed from larger works.
Local Numbers:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Chumash language  Search this
Mohave language  Search this
Chemehuevi language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Fishes  Search this
Zoology -- nomenclature  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Field notes
Questionnaires
Collection Citation:
John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The preferred citation for the Harrington Papers will reference the actual location within the collection, i.e. Box 172, Alaska/Northwest Coast, Papers of John Peabody Harrington, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

However, as the NAA understands the need to cite phrases or vocabulary on specific pages, a citation referencing the microfilmed papers is acceptable. Please note that the page numbering of the PDF version of the Harrington microfilm does not directly correlate to the analog microfilm frame numbers. If it is necessary to cite the microfilmed papers, please refer to the specific page number of the PDF version, as in: Papers of John Peabody Harrington, Microfilm: MF 7, R34 page 42.
Identifier:
NAA.1976-95, Subseries 8.9
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John Peabody Harrington Papers
John Peabody Harrington Papers / Series 8: Notes and Writings on Special Linguistic Studies
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32d188022-2b3b-4e76-8478-769ba6668e24
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1976-95-ref15339

Agency history, 1880-

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Fishes  Search this
Subject:
Bean, Tarleton H (Tarleton Hoffman) 1846-1916  Search this
Bean, Barton A (Barton Appler) 1860-1947  Search this
Evermann, Barton Warren 1853-1932  Search this
Myers, George S (George Sprague) 1905-1985  Search this
Schultz, Leonard P (Leonard Peter) 1901-1986  Search this
Miller, Robert Rush 1916-2003  Search this
Lachner, Ernest A  Search this
Taylor, William Ralph 1919-2004  Search this
Springer, Victor Gruschka 1928-  Search this
Weitzman, Stanley H  Search this
Vari, Richard P  Search this
Johnson, G. David  Search this
Parenti, Lynne R  Search this
Woods, Loren P  Search this
Girard, Charles Frederic  Search this
Gill, Theodore 1837-1914  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Gibbs, Robert H. Jr  Search this
Baldwin, Carole C  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Ichthyology  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Fishes  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Fishes  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Biology  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Zoology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Vertebrate Zoology  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1880
1880-
Topic:
Vertebrates  Search this
Fishes  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Vertebrate zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00032
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217973

Correspondence, 1865-2009

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Fishes  Search this
Subject:
Bean, Tarleton H (Tarleton Hoffman) 1846-1916  Search this
Bean, Barton A (Barton Appler) 1860-1947  Search this
Evermann, Barton Warren 1853-1932  Search this
Myers, George S (George Sprague) 1905-1985  Search this
Schultz, Leonard P (Leonard Peter) 1901-1986  Search this
Miller, Robert Rush 1916-2003  Search this
Lachner, Ernest A  Search this
Gill, Theodore 1837-1914  Search this
Taylor, William Ralph 1919-2004  Search this
Girard, Charles Frederic  Search this
Springer, Victor Gruschka 1928-  Search this
Weitzman, Stanley H  Search this
Vari, Richard P  Search this
Johnson, G. David  Search this
Woods, Loren P  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Gibbs, Robert H. Jr  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
23 cu. ft. processed holdings
20 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Diaries
Clippings
Black-and-white negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Picture postcards
Date:
1865
1865-2009
Topic:
Vertebrates  Search this
Fishes  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Vertebrate zoology  Search this
Ichthyologists  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Research  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00058
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Correspondence 1865-2009 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Fishes]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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edanmdm:siris_arc_217975

George Sprague Myers Papers

Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Field notes
Picture postcards
Date:
circa 1922-1985
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists primarily of the personal correspondence of George Sprague Myers, an ichthyologist specializing in zoogeography. Materials also includes field notes, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, and postcards.
Topic:
Ichthyology  Search this
Ichthyologists  Search this
Zoogeography  Search this
Fishes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Clippings
Field notes
Picture postcards
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
Identifier:
Accession 97-157
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George Sprague Myers Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa97-157
Online Media:

Family Letter, August 19, 1947

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1011

Family Letter, August 20, 1947

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1023

Family Letter, August 13, 1947

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1035

Family Letter, August 17, 1947

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1047

Fish Drawings (Photographic Images)

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1059

Correspondence, H. M. Smith, 1926-1933

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1072

Notes and Lists

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1084

Maps

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1096

Studies on the Fresh-Water Fishes of South America

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1108

The Present Status of Ichthyological Research in the Tropical Indo-Pacific

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1120

Correspondence to L. M. Klauber

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1132

Correspondence to J. L. B. Smith

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1145

Correspondence to Mr. Lombardi

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1157

A Contribution to the Natural History of Herotilapia Multispinosa, A Central American Cichlid Fish that Hangs its Larvae on Aquatic Plants

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1169

South American Trip Report, 1967

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1181

Correspondence, Carl L. Hubbs, May 7, 1927

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-157, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers
George Sprague Myers Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-157-refidd1e1193

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