Letter in response to Dwight's request for a copy of the Proof-sheets of a bibliography of the languages of the North American Indians. Pilling states that only 100 copies were printed and they were intended for students of the languages who might help him correct and expand it. The letter bears a stamp of the Library of the Department of State.
In schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, partially filled. Recorded in Washington, D. C.
Verifies legal change of name of Charles M. Smith to Gerard Fowke.
Commenting on the vocabularies of the Cherokee; refers also to the Pani (Pawnee), Tonkawa, Quapaw, and Choctaw.
States that several of the manuscripts listed in Pilling's Bibliography of the Iroquoian Languages without references to their whereabouts, are ? to be found in St Mary's College archives. Also that other manuscripts in unknown Indian languages are to be found there.
Concerns the source of the Pater Noster in the Nootka language. He intimates that Fr Brabant was its translator.
Bibliography of printed and manuscript works on language; on cards 4 1/2 x 6 1/2", alphabetically arranged. Prepared by Mr. Pilling for a general survey of Amerindian languages, to supplement and expand his printed bibliographies on American Indian languages.
Acknowledges safe receipt of "the valuable report and his (Pilling's) "autograph letter." Also, an enclosure to the above, two page letter in Choctaw, originally from W. William, Levering, L.S. Wetumka, Indian Territory, February 7, 1886, with interlinear translation by Robertson. 2 pages.
Recorded in "Vocabulary" form, printed for the use of the Department of War to collect vocabularies from Indians of the Pacific Coast for publication by Smithsonian Institution. Form sent to Cooper by George Gibbs. First page includes brief notes in the handwriting of Gibbs, J. C. Pilling, and A. S. Gatschet.