MS 107 Klatskanai vocabulary received from A. C. Anderson, Cathlamet, Washington Territory, November, 1857
In printed Smithsonian outline of 180 terms. Also copy of same by George Gibbs, 7 pages (Number 107-b).
MS 136 Comparative vocabulary of eleven Athapascan languages, compiled from other sources
Columns headed as follows: Tacully or Carrier (Harmon, page 403); Tahkali (Hale, page 569); Tlatskanai (Hale, page 569); Umkwa (Hale, page 569); Umpqua (Tolmie, [Royal] Geog. Soc. Jour. XI, 2); Apache (Bartlett [in Whipple]); Pinal Lleno (Whipple); Jicorillas (Simpson, page 141); Navajo (Simpson, page 141); Navajo ([Eaton in] Schoolcraft, IV, 416); Hoopah ([from Gibbs in] Schoolcraft, III, 440).
MS 107C Fragment of the Klatskanai Language--High Lands near the mouth of the Columbia River
Photostat of a handwritten copy by A. C. Anderson of words 130-180 of the vocabulary sent by him to George Gibbs (Bureau of American Ethnology Manuscript 107-a), plus the numerals 1-12, 20, 30, and 100 in "Tahcully" [Carrier] of the Upper Fraser River.
MS 123 Concordance of the Athapascan languages, with an appendix
This manuscript is a set of comparative data containing materials in several Athabascan/Athapascan languages. The language names as they appear in the ms. with alternative spellings in parenthesis. Chipwyan (Chipewyan, Montagnais, Dene Suline, Sluacus-tinneh, Dene Soun'line), Tacully (Tâh-killy, Tâ-cully ), Klatskani [Kwalhioqua ?] (Kwalhioqua-Tlatskanai Kwalhioqua- Clatskanie, Kwalhioqua-Tlatskanie), Willopah (Willapa, Willoopah) Upper Umpqua, Tootooten, Applegate Creek, Hopah, Haynarger with notes in English.
John Peabody Harrington papers
Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.