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Letters regarding study of the Cherokee Indian language

Letters regarding study of the Cherokee Indian language

Descriptive Summary

Title: Letters regarding study of the Cherokee Indian language
Creator: Hale, Edward E.
Creator: Boas, Franz
Creator: Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938
Inclusive Dates: 1907 November 18-19
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (3 letters)
Collection Number: ms352
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George Foster Peabody (1852-1938), banker and philanthropist, was born in Columbus, Ga. and died in Warm Springs, Ga. He was the son of George Henry and Elvira Canfield Peabody, and husband of Katrina N. Trask. He made much of his fortune working with Edison Electric in the late 1800's.

Franz Boas (1858-1942), "Father of Modern Anthropology", devoted a significant portion of his career to the study of linguistics, including American Indian languages.

Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) was an American author, historian and Unitarian clergyman.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two letters dated November 18, 1907, directed to George Foster Peabody from Edward E. Hale and Frank Boas regarding study of the Cherokee Indian language. A third letter dated November 19, 1907 is from Mr. Peabody's secretary to Chancellor David C. Barrow, University of Georgia, enclosing the two former letters. A photocopy of Hale's biography from an unknown source is included.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Letters regarding study of the Cherokee Indian language, ms352, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Barrow, David C., Jr. (David Crenshaw), 1852-1929 -- Correspondence
Cherokee Indians.
Cherokee language -- Study and teaching.
University of Georgia

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters, 1907 November 18-19