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Title Letters [manuscript]: Boston, [Mass.], 1879-1892
Author Parkman, Francis (1823-1893)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Two letters from Francis Parkman to George R. Morse (Aug. 28, 1879) and Pierre Margry (Feb. 9, 1892). Responding to a letter from Morse, Parkman discusses an Indian salutation based on the French bonjour and comments on Indian use of swearing, citing Heckewelder’s observations on the Delaware Indians. To French historian Pierre Margry, whose documentary edition Découvertes et établissements des Français dans l’ouest Parkman was instrumental in getting published, he inquires whether Margry intends to publish the maps that went with the materials in the edition. He also comments on his own age and health. This letter also contains notes in Margry’s handwriting.
Names Morse, George R.; Margry, Pierre (1818-1894); Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus (1743-1823)
Places Boston, Massachusetts, United States; France
Keywords language, linguistics, France, New France, history, literature, map
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Additional Information Parkman was a Boston historian, author, and horticulturist. He was author of The Oregon Trail and a multi-volume series, France and England in North America, documenting the rise and fall of New France.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 684
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue