MS 2435 English-Alabama and Alabama-English dictionary
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2435
Creators:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Sylestine, Harden
Dates:
1906-1913
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
5,400 Items
cards
4 Boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Alabama-English, 2433 typed cards in 2 boxes; English-Alabama, approximately 3000 typed and autograph A. cards in 2 boxes. Includes terms written in pencil and marked "(K)," which may be terms in Koasati. Informants are Harden Sylestine and others.
Scope and Contents
Swanton's arrangement of the Alabama-English section is generally alphabetical, with many terms grouped together by stesm. The cards have been stamped with consecutive numbers 1-2433, and Swanton's order has been preserved. Cards that had been clipped together now have a second number, beginning with 1 for the first in a clipped group (e.g., if cards 25-27 were found clipped together, they would now be numbered 25-1, 26-2, 27-3).
Scope and Contents
The Alabama-English section (with sequentially numbered cards) contains utterances identifiable by a following number in parentheses. If the number does not begin with zero, apparently if refers to Swanton's page numbers in his rough field notes (M 4151 "second set"). Numbers beginning with zero seem to refer to the"first set," MS 4151-- Karen Lupardus, August 18, 1978.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The note by Swanton preceding Alabama-English section reads? "The material marked (H) was furnished by an Alabama Indian, Harden Sylestine, who translated in his own way. His translation is usually preserved lest a mistake be made in altering; the material is to be corrected later. This includes all of my Alabama material except 12 pages of text by native informants and a vocabulary which for the most part duplicates what has been given."

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2435

Place
Place
Texas Polk County

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 2435, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Other Archival Materials
Other Archival Materials
Related Collection: Manuscript 4151
Other Archival Materials
Related Collection: Manuscript 7360
Other Archival Materials
Related Collection: Manuscript 7361

Keywords
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