Miscellaneous working notes, in various stages of revision; neither field notes nor finished statements. Informant(s), location(s), date(s) not given.
Analysis of contents by W. C. Sturtevant, March 1960: 1800-a Notes on morphology keyed to a missing text or other notes. Key numbers run from 310 to 800, with many gaps and duplications (may be more than one text represented); many items have one digit number following comma after above 3 digit number (line, form ?). Date stamp on back of one page: "Bur. American Ethnology Jun 17, 1909". 56 pages, unarranged. 1800-b Miscellaneous notes on mprphology-- paradigms, list of affixes, summary statements, etc. No references to sources. Back of one page has note: "Frances La Mere/Winnebago/Nebraska./City./Thurston County" evidently in LaMere's hand; but this page is semi-analyzed, not original notes. 139 pages, unarranged. 1800-c Notes on phonology. 2 pages. 1800-d Lexical notes. Plant names, food and food preparation, with a few ethnographic notes: 4 pages Kinship terminology: 7 pages; total; total, 11 pages. 1800-e Ponca-Winnebago comparative vocabulary, without indication of sources, without comments or analysis. 5 pages, unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
Described on original catalog card as "Grammar of Winnebago (incomplete)." 30th Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology, for year 1908-09 (published, 1915), page 24 tells of cataloging a manuscript by Paul Radin on the Winnebago Indians in that year; presumably it was this manuscript.
Linguistic and ethnological notes and texts from Truman Michelson's work in 1911 with members of an Ojibwa delegation from White Earth, Minnesota, visiting Washington, D.C. The materials include notes on kinship terms, vocabulary, paradigms, and the tribe's social organization. Michelson also obtained stories in Ojibwa from Big Bear with English translations from Julius Brown.