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Scope and Contents:
In Swanton's handwriting (mostly in pencil, and rather faint): (1) Notes on songs. 80 pages. Refers to "Roll Nos." I-XLI; possibly related to cylinder recordings ? (2) Myths: How the Raven Beat the Devil, How the Badger Came to Have Four Toes, How There came to Be Mosquitoes. 4 pages, typed. (3) Vocabulary notes and other miscellaneous notes. Disordered; intended order uncertain. 51 pages. (4) Plant names. 11 pages. (5) "Names in Emmons' Work." 10 pages. (6) Miscellaneous vocabulary and linguistic notes. 10 pages. (7) Notes on technology and food gathering. Approximately 50 slips, various sizes. Materials not in Swanton's hand, but evidently received by him from others: (8) History of the [Seattle] Totem Pole. 23 pages, numbered 558-580. (9) Notes on gambling sticks. 14 pages. Some carry notations in Swanton's hand, though written by others.