Collection of notes and diaries in the Cherokee syllabary, 1840-1932 1840-1932

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Collection of notes and diaries in the Cherokee syllabary, 1840-1932 1840-1932

The items in this collection are chiefly by William West Long and Morgan Calhoun and are accompanied by notes of Speck with numbers and descriptions made by John Witthoft. There are diaries of William West Long, Gadugi (a Cherokee mutual aid group) accounts, Big Cove birth and death records, and material collected by James Mooney in 1887. There is also material on medicine, including formulae, curing charms, and texts. Cherokee-English vocabularies and personal accounts by Speck are included.

0.25 Linear feet; 22 items

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Mooney, James,

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Witthoft, John

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John Witthoft taught in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1959-1969. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191213574 Born October 4, 1921 in Oneonta, New York, John Witthoft had an unusual childhood. Suffering from scarlet fever at age 6, the disease left him with permanent eye damage and life-long tremors. His family saw these physical afflictions as retribution for his di...

Calhoun, Morgan

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Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950

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Frank G. Speck was an anthropologist. From the description of Naskapi scenes, [ca. 1930]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523446 From the guide to the Naskapi scenes, [ca. 1930], Circa 1930, (American Philosophical Society) Frank Gouldsmith Speck was an anthropologist. From the description of Delaware Indian material, 1928. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122440271 From the descripti...

West Long, Will

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