MS 191-a Letters to George Gibbs with sketch, general remarks, and Coos Bay language vocabulary

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS191A
Creators:
Milhau, John J.
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
Dates:
1856
Languages:
Undetermined
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Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letter to George Gibbs, October 13, 1856, 2 pages. Letter to George Gibbs, November 14, 1856, transmitting "Coos Bay" vocabulary of two "different dialects of the same language," identified as "An-a-sitch" and Coos Bay" in Gibbs' copy (Manuscript Number 191-b), 6 pages; "a sketch of the coast showing the relative positions of the Siusclau, Alseya and Yakoner rivers," 1 page; "a few general remarks about the Coast Indians," 4 pages; and a copy of Milhau's "dictionary of sounds," 1 page.
Scope and Contents
Letter of November 14, 1856 states: "I enclose you herewith vocabularies of the Indian languages spoken between Cape Arago and Cape Foulweather viz the Coose Bay [Manuscript Number 191-a], lower Umpqua or Kallawatsett [Manuscript Number 958], and the Alseya [Manuscript Number 955-a], also the Umpquah proper [Manuscript Number 193-a]."

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 191-a

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 191-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Language and languages -- Documentation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coosan Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coos (Kusan) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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