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|Title||Letters [manuscript]: 1890-1892|
|Author||Eames, Wilberforce (1855-1937)|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Description||From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Correspondence, 1890-1892, of Eames with James Constantine Pilling (American ethnologist), William Frederick Poole (Newberry Library librarian), and an unknown addressee, regarding Indian-related writings. Letters concern the publication of William Pote’s French and Indian War captivity journal; the examination of a ms. containing catechisms and hymns translated into the Potawatomi language by Baptist missionary Robert Simerwell (now Ayer MS 1668); the receipt of a broadside in the Laguna alphabet; information about publications of the New Testament in Tudukh; and other bibliographic matters.|
|Names||Pilling, James Constantine (1846-1895); Poole, William Frederick (1821-1894); Pote, William (1718-1755)|
|Places||New York, New York, United States|
|Keywords||Christianity, religion, missionary, hymn, anthropology, French and Indian Wars, captivity narrative, translation, linguistics, language, Newberry Library, bibliographer, ethnology|
|Theme||Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Missionaries and Education|
|Tribe / Nation||Go to Tribes and Nations page|
Librarian and bibliographer. Affiliated with the Lenox Library (later New York Public Library), 1885-1937, Wilberforce Eames’ interest in books about the American Indian was sparked by his acquaintance with James Constantine Pilling, with whom he worked on Proof-sheets of a bibliography of the languages of the North American Indians(1885).
Captivity journal published as: The journal of Captain William Pote, Jr. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1896.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Copyright||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||VAULT box Ayer MS 263|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|