MS 853 Brief vocabularies and discussion
Contains several items, mainly brief vocabularies, whose interrelationship is not clear but seems indicated by the fact of their having been marked with the letters "A" through "E". No date. As follows: A. San Luis Obispo (Obispeno Chumash) vocabulary. 1 page. B. Soledad (Costanoan) vocabulary. 2 pages. C. "Tularenos" (Yokuts) vocabulary. 1 page …
MS 854 Spanish-Chumash (Barbareno Chumash ?) vocabulary
Yates, Lorenzo G. (Lorenzo Gordin), 1837-1909
Recorded January 4, 18, and 31, 1887, from Justo Gonzales or Mash-ha-wi-aght. 12 page original and 14 page typed copy. Contains over 211 entries, arranged in accordance with the "standard vocabulary" form of the Smithsonian.
MS 855 Fragment of Tsa-ma-la text consisting of certain religious creeds, prayers, etc
Consists of 7 pages, plus 2 page explanation by G.H. Gould (unsigned). Transmittal letter of July 8, 1887 is referred to on old catalog card, but apparently has not been present for some time.
MS 856 Requickening Address
Gibson, John Arthur, 1849-1912
Copy of pencil text. Commonly called the Fifteen Matters. With additions and corrections to text and sense.
MS 741 Letter from Reverend Boulet
Henshaw, Henry W. (Henry Wetherbee), 1850-1930
Gives detailed information relative to the various tribes of that vicinity. Contains information on tribal and place names around Puget Sound.
MS 7410 Painted fan leaf
The painting depicts a scene of two boatloads of people. A canopied boat carries two ladies with a blue bowl between them, their two servants, and a punter. The other boat holds four musicians, one playing a trumpet-like instruments (possibly a sona or a hai-ti-tzu), another playing a recorder-like instrument …
MS 7411 Painting of flowers and plants on hillside
Painting of flowers and plants on hillside, in yellow, pink, and green. Includes a verse and signature and two stamped seals.
MS 7412 Paintings of Chinese scenes
Small paintings mostly of Chinese people in different costumes. Two paintings are of ships.
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MS 7414 Chinese design relating to a long good life
In the center of the print is the round mystic symbol for shou, which means long life. In each of the four corners is a bat, a symbol of longevity along with prosperity and happiness. In the borders are plum blossoms and bamboo leaves, both of which represent longevity, strength …
MS 7415 Chinese calendar for the year 1882
The calendar is divided into several panels. Tables in Chinese writing occupy small rectangular panels in the four corners and pictures occupy the remaining panels. The table in the two top corners marks months and seasonal dates, such as the spring equinox, summer solstice, and so forth. The table occupying …