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Title Letter [manuscript]: Chicago, [Ill.], to [Clara A.] Smith, Newberry Library, Chicago, [Ill.], 1914 Feb. 14
Author Camp, Walter Mason (1867-1925)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: February 14, 1914, letter from Camp to Clara A. Smith, custodian of the Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, enclosing his correspondence with Aloysius Vrebosch regarding the authorship of a Crow grammar at the library. Vrebosch, a Jesuit missionary at the St. Xavier Mission in Montana, responds Jan. 21 to Camp’s Jan. 16, 1914, request, reporting that the "Grammar of the Absaroki or Crow Indian language by a missionary of the Society of Jesus 1898" was compiled by Rev. John Bosschi from the notes of Rev. Raphael Crimont.
Names Crimont, Joseph Raphael John (1858-1947); Smith, Clara A.; Vrebosch, Aloysius; Bosschi, John
Places Chicago, Illinois, St. Xavier, Montana, United States
Keywords language, vocabulary, missionary, observation, custom, culture, ethnography, Jesuit
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains, Northeast
Additional Information Camp was a student of Indian languages, customs, and history. Born in Camptown, Pa., and educated as a civil engineer, Camp specialised in railroad engineering and construction, teaching electrical and steam engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and serving for twenty-five years as editor of the Railway and Engineering Review. Camp was familiar with several Indian languages and he focused his research upon Indian life and customs and on Indian battles and battlefields, especially the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 957
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue