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Title Letter [manuscript]: Boston, to J.W. Powell, Washington, D.C., 18 May [1885]
Author Alger, Abby Langdon
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: May 18, 1885, letter to John Wesley Powell, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Bureau of Ethnology, 1879-1902, forwarding a vocabulary of the Passamaquoddy dialect and requesting a copy of the Bureau’s second annual report. Vocabulary is not enclosed with letter.
Names Alger, Abby Langdon (b.1850); Powell, John Wesley (1834-1902)
Places Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Keywords vocabulary, dialect, Bureau of Ethnology, report, custom, cultural contact
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Boston resident, professional translator, and author of In Indian tents, a volume of Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, and Micmac stories and legends.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 15
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue