MS 2505-a Language of the "Koksoagmyut" Eskimo at Fort Chimo, Ungava, Labrabor Penninsula

Collection ID:
Turner, Lucien M. (Lucien McShan)
Physical Description:
1 Volume
1,058 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Contents: Volume 1 (Old Number 352-a). pages 2128-2425. "Vocabulary of the Koksoagmiut, over 7000 words."--Pilling. Includes Eskimo English vocabulary, in alphabetical order except for the occasional insertion of verb conjugations and other grammatical forms. Pages 2337-2425 are devoted exclusively to the conjugation of the verb "to arise". Volume II (Old Number 352-b) Pages 2426-2868 continuation of Volume I, with conjugation of the verb "to arise" (page 2426-2677), and resumption of vocabulary and grammatical notes. Volume III (Old Number 352-c) Pages 2869-3185. Grammatical "Notes on the linguistics of the Koksoagmiut, pages 2169-3011;" plus "1000 sentences, Koksoagmiut-English, pages 3012-3185."--Pilling.

Existence and Location of Copies
Negative microfilm on file 6/1968.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2505-a

Local Note
Local Note
These volumes are listed in Pilling, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 1, 1887, page 94 as part of a Manuscript folio that he calls "[Contributions to the Natural History of North America. Report on observations made in Ungava and Labrador in 1882-1884 by L.M. Turner.]" Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscripts 2505-b and 2505-c also form part of this report, and there is an additional volume, with pages numbered 1842-2127 (listed in Pilling as "Ethnology of the Innuit,") which had not been located in 6/63. Volumes I-III have not been titled by Turner, but the covers are marked in his handwriting with Roman Numerals as follows: (Volume I) XXII, part of XVIII; (Volume II) part of XVIII, XIX, XX; (Volume III) XXI, XXII. These numerals do not seem to be related to the pagination, and possibly refer to the state before binding.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 2505-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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