Item 347 - Copy letter from Albert S. Gatschet to Professor James G. Frazer

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Add.MS.b/35/347

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Copy letter from Albert S. Gatschet to Professor James G. Frazer

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  • c 1947-c 1955 (Creation)

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Brooklyn, N.Y. Dated December 6, 1888 - Is on a trip to Massachusetts to see a person who is one of the last people who knows anything about the language of the Carankawa Indians of Texas, considered extinct; suggests he purchase the work ['Histoire de la Louisiane'] of Antoine-Simon Le Page du Pratz from a French dealer; gives his recollections of what is in [George M.] Wheeler vol. VII ['Report Upon United States Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian'] that may interest Frazer; is impressed with the archaeological museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts [the Peabody Museum]; thinks he quoted G. W. Stroham [recte Stidham] incorrectly about Creek clans intermarrying, will question him when he next comes east.

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The original of this letter is housed as Add.Ms.c.57/18.

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Lacunae in typescript filled in, in R. A. Downie's hand.

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