Report of the Secretary and Financial Report of the Executive Committee of the Board of Regents

Report of the Secretary and Financial Report of the Executive Committee of the Board of Regents

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...University, and a few other students who are collecting material in California, partly for the Fniversity of California, partly for the American Museum of Natural History. Up to the present time the Bureau has taken up, in connection with this work, morphological studies of the languages of the northwest coast and of the Siouan, Shoshonean, and Algonqnian stocks, three of the largest on our continent. The work has so far advanced that it is proposed to prepare at once a handbook of the American languages as a preliminary publication. The Bureau has had under way for some years the transcription of the Diccionario de Motul, a manuscript Maya-Spanish dictionary, borrowed from the library of the University of Pennsylvania. The copy is intended for the use of Senor Andomaro Molina, of Merida, Yucatan, who is engaged in compiling a Maya-English dictionary to be published by the Bureau. The transcription was in the hands of Miss Jessie E. Thomas, librarian of the Bureau, but her untimely death in January brought the work to a close. The dictionary was returned to the university library on March 15, as previously arranged, but permission has since been granted to bring it again to Washington when a competent copyist is found. An important feature of the work of the year has been the preparation of material for a dictionary of the Indian tribes. It was the Secretary's wish that this undertaking should be carried rapidly to completion, and Mr. F. W. Hodge, formerly of the Bureau, but now connected directly with the parent Institution, was detailed to take charge of the work. Mr. Hodge arranged to spend the afternoon of each day at the Bureau, and was thus able to personally direct the work, a report on which is here presented. n1cno.' more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782739
  • 9781236782731