MS 4056 Letter to Professor Otis Tufton Mason, referring to a Manuscript "Choctaw Traditions"

Collection ID:
Berlin, Alfred Franklin, 1848-1925
Immatahah, Chahta
Lincecum, Gideon, 1793-1874
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902
Physical Description:
4 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
It is taken from Chahta immatahah, and written by Dr. Gideon Lincecum in 1822 or 1823, and to his earlier correspondence with Professor Baird and Major Powell, regarding the same Manuscript. Reading. Pennsylvania. May 12, 1879. Filed with the above Manuscript is a typescript copy of Powell's cover letter, returning a Choctaw manuscript, to Mrs. S.L. Doran (Dr. Lincecum's daughter.) Washington. June 25, 1889.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Supplied information is from Doran's letter to Powell, February 21, 1889, and to Professor J. Henry, April 17, 1889 (Reference: Bureau of American Ethnology Letters Received, 1889, Doran file). No record of Berlin's earlier correspondence with Baird and Powell is found in Bureau of American Ethnology correspondence files, 11/71.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4056

Local Note
Local Note
Annotated letter signed

Using the Collection
Manuscript 4056, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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