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Title Elémens de la grammaire nipissingue [manuscript]
Document Type Manuscript; Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Unsigned, undated grammar of the Nipissing language, with text in French and examples in Nipissing. Chapters include explanations of the accents and pronunciation of Nipissing; formation of nouns; sample conjugations of verb tenses; conjunctions; and prepositions.
Names Morau, H.; Colgau, T.
Places Grand Lac, Bytown, Canada
Keywords language, linguistics, trade, fur trade, Hudson's Bay Company, missionary
Theme First Nations of Canada; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Trade and Indian Economies
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Language Nipissing; French
Additional Information LAID IN: invoice, dated 1843, from the Hudson’s Bay Company for supplies for the Roman Catholic Mission at Grand Lac; and a brief letter, dated August 19, 1842, to H. Morau, missionary at Lac des Deux Montagnes from T. Colgau, regarding shipment of Father Colgau’s trunk to Bytown (now Ottawa).
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1976
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue