The description by the Trumbull Library has also been copied and two notes about the manuscript are included. The document is a draft for volume 6, Ethnology and Philology, of the report of the Wilkes Expedition (United States Exploring Expedition. The published version and the manuscript have been compared only briefly. The manscript appears not to include parts of the published version. It is, for example, confined mostly to the narrative portions concerning Oceania. The manuscript is also significantly different in phraseology and certain data that is in the printed version.
Biographical / Historical:
This document is the original manuscript for Hale's Ethnology and Philology, which formed volume 6 of the United States Exploring Expedition during the Years 1838 . . . 1842 under the Command of Charles Wilkes.
NAA MS 7439
Positive photographic copy of a manuscript document
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Africa -- Linguistics
Scope and Contents:
This manuscript probably represents what Horatio Hale originally intended to publish on southern Africa in his Philology and Ethnology that is one of the volumes of the report of the United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes Expedition). It includes several vocabularies, comparative vocabularies, and notes on the location and appearance (especially the cicatrization and other body decoration) of African tribes.
NAA ACC 76-120 (part)
SI LIB MS 68 (part)
NAA MS 7235
The manuscript appears to be in Hale's hand. In it, Hale describes how and why he collected material from African slaves in Rio de Janeiro.