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Mohawk [bound volume: Cathechism in the Mohawk Language], circa 1700

 File — Box: 39
Identifier: 79712
1 [untitled] manuscript in Mohawk, 59 leaves, quarto [Canada? ca. 1700]. Volume containing prayers, hymns, and the Catholic liturgy in the language of the Mohawks living along the St. Lawrence River, most probably either at Sault St. Louis (St. Regis) or Caughnewaga. The manuscript is attributed to Rev. Jacques Bruyas, S.J., although the actual writer of the document is not known for sure. Emendations in the text suggest that the manuscript was in actual use during most, if not all, of the eighteenth century. Shea bookplate inside upper cover. Bound in contemporary calf with metal clasps, the entire volume is in very decrepit condition. Probably created for the use of Mohawk catechumens. Harking back in its one polychrome illustration to the glories of European liturgical manuscripts.

Note: This manuscript is digitized and available on DigitalGeorgetown.

Dates

  • circa 1700

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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)

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

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

BRUYAS, JACQUES, S.J. - MANUSCRIPT BY?" MOHAWK LITURGICAL MSS (1700?): Other Types

ST. LAWRENCE RIVER - REFERENCE TO MOHAWK INDIANS (1700S): Other Types

SAULT ST. LOUIS - REFERENCE TO MOHAWK INDIANS (1700S): Other Types

ST. REGIS - REFERENCE TO MOHAWK INDIANS (1700S): Other Types

CAUGHNEWAGA - REFERENCE TO MOHAWK INDIANS (1700S): Other Types

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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