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Title Letter [manuscript]: Colwyn Bay, [Wales], to Henry N. Stevens, 1901 June 7
Author Newnham, Jervois Arthur (1852-1941)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: June 7, 1901, letter from Newnham to Henry N. Stevens of H. Stevens, Son & Stiles in London, responding to the latter’s request for an evaluation of the Cree text Hymns the Swampies their language (Jack-River, 1841). This pamphlet was composed and printed by James Evans, the inventor of the syllabic system for the Cree language, who was then superintendent of Methodist missions in the Hudson’s Bay Territory, stationed at Norway House, Manitoba. Newnham discusses the work’s authorship, translates the title page, and describes its contents.
Names Stevens, Henry Newton (1855-1930); Evans, James (1801-1846)
Places Norway House, Manitoba, Canada
Keywords religion, Christianity, missionary, language, linguistics
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Subarctic
Additional Information Signed 'J. A. Moosonee'. Newnham was Anglican bishop of Moosonee, 1893-1904, and of Saskatchewan, 1904-1921.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 630
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue