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Mohawk., 01/01/1700-12/31/1750

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 12
Identifier: 79710
Contains manuscripts, correspondence, and other documents relating to Native American linguistics and history. Includes many original documents. Numerous grammars and vocabularies are retained. Arranged alphabetically by name of Native American language/tribe. This series comprises boxes 7-11 of the Shea Papers.

Dates

  • 01/01/1700-12/31/1750

Container Summary

1 [untitled] manuscript in Mohawk and French, 123 leaves, octavo [Canada? ca. 1700 or perhaps a little earlier]. Apparently a fair copy of a French-Mohawk vocabulary, but with numerous emendations, some in a later hand (or hands). The hand of the principal writer is very similar to that used by the creator of the manuscript "Racines agnieres" of Rev. Jacques Bruyas, S.J., and Bruyas was known to be a Jesuit in the Canadian missions most deeply involved with the study of the language of the Mohawks of the St. Lawrence River area. John Gilmary Shea bookplate on front pastedown. Bound in early calf.

Collection-level Access Restrictions

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Conditions Governing Access note Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Extent

From the Collection: 24.25 Linear Feet (39 boxes)

Shelf Location

09/10/02

Container Summary

1 [untitled] manuscript in Mohawk and French, 123 leaves, octavo [Canada? ca. 1700 or perhaps a little earlier]. Apparently a fair copy of a French-Mohawk vocabulary, but with numerous emendations, some in a later hand (or hands). The hand of the principal writer is very similar to that used by the creator of the manuscript "Racines agnieres" of Rev. Jacques Bruyas, S.J., and Bruyas was known to be a Jesuit in the Canadian missions most deeply involved with the study of the language of the Mohawks of the St. Lawrence River area. John Gilmary Shea bookplate on front pastedown. Bound in early calf.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

MOHAWK LANGUAGE - MANUSCRIPT: VOCABULARY (1700?): Other Types

"RACINES AGNIERES" - REFERENCE (1700?): Other Types

BRUYAS, JACQUES, S.J. - REFERENCE (1700?): Other Types

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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