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Title Letter [manuscript]: Rennes, to [J.C. Pilling], 1894 Aug. 12
Author Adam, Lucien (1833-1918)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: A signed letter, dated August 12, 1894, from Lucien Adam, a French scholar of the Cour d’appel in Rennes, to J.C. Pilling of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution. Adam discusses the availability of two of his studies on Indian linguistics with Pilling, who was compiling the Bureau’s ongoing Catalogue of linguistic manuscripts. Adam mentions that his work on the Mosquito language, La langue mosquito: grammaire, vocabulaire, textes, was published by Maisonneuve as part of the Bibliothèque linguistique américaine and that a copy has already been sent to the Smithsonian. His study of the Chiapenec language, La langue chiapanèque, published in Vienna in 1887 by Hoelder, is still available from the publisher. He adds that he is presently engaged in work on South American languages.
Names Smithsonian Institution
Places Renne, France; United States
Keywords ethnography, language, vocabulary, linguistics, cultural contact
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Language French
Additional Information English translation pencilled in above French text.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 1024
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue