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Title Letters [manuscript]: 1881-1894
Author Pilling, James Constantine (1846-1895)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Mainly James Constantine Pilling’s incoming correspondence, 1881-1894, with U.S. and Canadian missionaries, church officials, ethnologists, historians, and others regarding Indian languages, publications in Indian languages, and missionaries to the Indians. Correspondents include John Campbell, Joseph Maria Cataldo, Charles Ammi Cutter, James Owen Dorsey, Paul Durieu, Matilda Ridout Edgar, William Davis Ely, André Marie Garin, Alfred Campbell Garrioch, Emile Grouard, Charles Harrison, John Horden, Samuel Pearce Merrill, Anthony Morvillo, Alfred Longley Riggs, Ann Eliza Worcester Robertson, John Wentworth Sanborn, Samuel Miller Sener, John Dawson Gilmary Shea, James Gilchrist Swan, Alexandre Antonin Taché, and Eugene Vetromile.
Places United States; Canada
Keywords ethnology, missionary, church, history, language, linguistics, religion, Christianity,
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Additional Information

Ethnologist, linguist, and bibliographer. From his participation in J.W. Powell’s 1875 Rocky Mountain survey team until 1880, Pilling remained almost continuosly in the West, tabulating vocabularies of the Indian tribes. In 1885, the Smithsonian issued his Proof-sheets of a Bibliography of the Languages of the North American Indians, which Pilling considered a preliminary and incomplete work. From 1887 until his death in 1895 Pilling produced a series of bibliographies on the Eskimo, Siouan, Iroquoian, Muskhogean, Algonquian, Chinookan, Salishan, and Wakashan languages.

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Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 727
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue