MS 1784 Miscellaneous Papers Collected by W.N. Fenton

Collection ID:
Fenton, William N. (William Nelson), 1908-2005
Blatchford, Samuel, 1767-1828
McIlwraith, T. F. (Thomas Forsyth), 1899-1964
Physical Description:
22 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Contents: 1.) Dr Blatchford's address to the Oneida Indians, September 24, 1810. Typescript, 1 page and pencil Manuscript on reverse, 1 page. 2.) Superstitions and Traditions among the Six Nations of the Grand River: Canada/Thunder and Lightning. 2 page typescript written on back of Christmas Pastoral letter, C. of E., 1902, on same typewriter as Number 1. 3.) Unsigned letter in Mohawk script, with translation ["writer possibly Joseph Brant."--Fenton] 12 pages. 4.) Mohawk vocabulary (trees, animals, reptiles, birds). 5 page manuscript and 1 page typescript copy. 4 pages covering correspondence between McIlwraith and Fenton.

Custodial History
Originally received in the old Ontario Provincial Museum from Mrs Barefoot, 81 Medland Crecent [Toronto] and forwarded to the Bureau of American Ethnology by T. F. McIlwraith through W. N. Fenton.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 1784

Using the Collection
Manuscript 1784, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iroquois Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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