National Anthropological Archives

MS 4871 Dictionary of the Illinois language


Collection ID:
Gravier, Jacques, 1651-1708
ca. 1700
Physical Description:
581 Pages

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Dictionary of the Peoria dialect of Illinois and French attributed to the Reverend James Gravier and dated to "before or not many years after" 1700 on the basis of handwriting and orthography. The dictionary also contains later additions in at least two different handwritings. (Information from J. Hammond Trumbull in J. C. Pilling, Bibliography of the Algonquian Languages, Bureau of American Ethnology-B 13, page 211..) A few pages at the beginning and end of the manuscript are lost, and some of the remaining pages are fragmentary.


Custodial History
Xerox copy purchased from the Watkinson Library, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, February 13, 1969. (Transmittal correspondence in National Anthropological Archives Accession Files.)

Using the Collection

Manuscript 4871, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Local Numbers

Local Numbers
NAA MS 4871

Local Note

Local Note
xerox copy of Manuscript document


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

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