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Title Letters [manuscript]: Metlakatla, B.C., 1887-1892
Author Ridley, William (1836-1911)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Two letters, to James Constantine Pilling (Apr. 11, 1887) and to Hibben & Co. (Jan. 22, 1892), regarding Ridley’s translation of religious texts into Tsimshian. Ridley also informs his correspondents of Alfred Hall’s work with Kwakiutl, J.B. McCullagh’s work with Niska, and Rev. C. Harrison’s work with Haida.
Names Pilling, James Constantine (1846-1895); Hall, Alfred James (d.1918); McCullagh, James Benjamin (1854-1921); Harrison, Reverend, Charles; T.N. Hibben & Co.
Places Metlakatla, British Columbia, Canada
Keywords translation, translator, language, missionary, religion, Christianity, education
Theme Missionaries and Education; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; First Nations of Canada
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northwest Coast
Additional Information Ridley was the Anglican bishop of Caledonia. Prior to his appointment as bishop in 1879, Ridley served in Peshawar and Afghanistan, 1866-1869, in Dresden, 1869-1872, and in England, 1874-1879. He is the author of a grammar of the Tsimshian language, and of translations of the Book of Common Prayer and the New Testament into that language.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 764
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue