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Ms. Coll. 700 Item 165 Vocabulary of the San Blas Indians
TitleVocabulary of the San Blas Indians
- Gabb, William M
Other related names
- Berendt, C. Hermann 1817-1878, former owner
- Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1837-1899, former owner
Call numberMs. Coll. 700 Item 165
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 9949657293503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
LanguageEnglish and the San Blase dialect of Cuna
C. Hermann Berendt's transcription of a vocabulary of 343 entries, including the numbers 1 to 11, in English and the dialect of the San Blas Indians, as collected by William M. Gabb, in May 1875 (p. 3). The entries are arranged in alphabetical order of the English words (numbers are given under the heading: Numerals). The list is provided with the following preface: Prof. Gabb met in May 1875 at Colón [Panama?] with an Indian and a negro from San Blas, the latter speaking Spanish besides the San Blas language, and took from both together the following words (p. 3). The place name Colón is tipped in. The manuscript includes some annotations in pencil by Berendt, consisting mostly of cross-references between entries or question marks. If Berendt transcribed the vocabulary in 1875 he probably would have been in Coban, Guatemala, where he had settled the previous year; however, with respect to his contact with William Gabb, there is evidence that he met Gabb in New York in July 1876 when he (Berendt) was visiting in the United States (see Ms. Coll. 700, Item 152). On both the front paper cover and the title page Berendt (evidently in error) dates the item 1874.
- Ms. component part.
- Title from component title page (f. 1r).
- Item 165, in contemporary paper covers, is the 3rd of 15 manuscripts (Items 162-165, 167-171, 172-175, 218, and 219) bound together in a volume with the spine title: Languages of Chiriqui and Darien.
WatermarkPIRIE'S Old Style.
Extent16 leaves : 204 x 132-134 (155 x 90-100) mm. bound to 215 x150 mm
FoliationPaper, 16; fol. ii (paper endleaves) + 11 + iii (paper endleaves); [1-5], 6-21, [22 (blank)]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
- From the collection of C. Hermann Berendt, later acquired by Daniel Garrison Brinton (ex libris stamp on verso of front free endpaper of bound volume).
- Cuna language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
- Indians of Central America--Panama--Languages
- Manuscripts, American--19th century
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