These letters of Robert Kennicott (1835-1866) include two excellent letters to Roderick Ross MacFarlane of Winnipeg, in which Kennicott states his views on everything from the status of arctic zoology to the progress of the Civil War.
List, in Kennicott's hand, of seven Athapascan vocabularies collected by him, with notes on circumstances and locality of their collection.
Also includes copies or revisions of the above vocabularies, apparently in same handwriting, same size. Also accompanied by photostat copy. Copy of Tsattine and Sekani on separate sheets accompanied by photostat copy.
MS 141-a: On printed form with heading, "Comparative Vocabulary," with photostat copy- Kennicott's hand. MS 141-b: By George Gibbs ?, with photostat of the copy. MS 141-c: Vocabulary Gibbs; Handwriting of Kennicott- information KTB, 8/25/88.
On printed form with heading, "Comparative Vocabulary," with photostat copy- Kennicott's hand.
In handwriting of R. Kennicott. Also photostat copy.
In two columns, headed "A cho to e ten ni / Liard Slaves," and "Kutcha kutchin / Youkon Indians."
(a)-Vocabulary of Indians on south shore of Slave Lake, 6 pages. Foolscap, accompanied by photostat copy. (b)-A copy of the above vocabulary, also accompanied by photostat copy. The copy is by George Gibbs and is marked "corrected by him to standard."
Rough draft, annotated, 2 pages. Expanded second draft discussing 15 tribes, 4 pages. Also discussion of three castes among the "Loucheux (Squinters)" [Kutchin], 2 pages. No date.