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Title Letters [manuscript]: Bayfield, Wisc., to Hon. Edward E. Ayer, Chicago, Ill., 1917
Author Verwyst, Chrysostom (1841-1925)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Three letters written by Father Chrysostom Verwyst on Nov. 21, Dec. 4, and Dec. 11, 1917 to Edward E. Ayer. In this set of correspondence, Verwyst discusses his ongoing work on a comprehensive Ojibwa dictionary. Further, he mentions that the four-volume manuscript will eventually need a benefactor in order to be published. Ayer had evidently requested in a previous letter a copy of the dictionary for his collection.
Names Ayer, Edward Everett (1841-1927)
Places Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States
Keywords language, vocabulary, translation, translator, cultural contact, ethnography, Franciscans, naming
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Chrysostom Verwyst was born in Holland on Nov. 23, 1841. He emigrated to America with his family in 1848 and settled in Boston. Later his family purchased land in Holland, Wisc. in 1855 where they became farmers. Verwyst attended the Seminary of St. Francis between 1861 and 1865 in Milwaukee and over the next twenty years was assigned to various parishes in Wisconsin. In 1882 he joined the Franciscan Order and was stationed most of the remainder of his life in northern Wisconsin near the town of Bayfield. He spent much time during the last three decades of his life researching the Ojibwa language.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 947
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue