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French and Miami-Illinois dictionary copy, ca. 1890.

Author: Jean Baptiste Le Boulanger; John G Henderson
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Holograph copy (incomplete, made ca. 1890) of a dictionary of French words and the corresponding Illinois-Miami Indian language words, from "A" to "Percer." Accompanying letters from Judge John G. Henderson, the previous owner of the copy, explain its provenance. The original dictionary was reputedly created during the 1730s by Pere Jean Baptiste Antoine Robert Le Boulanger, S.J., a missionary to the Illinois  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Named Person: John Gilmary Shea; Jean Baptiste Le Boulanger
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Baptiste Le Boulanger; John G Henderson
OCLC Number: 718732914
Notes: At one time cataloging attributed this copy to Pere Joseph Ignatius Le Boulanger, 1664-1744.
Description: 196 p. and 2 letters.
Other Titles: French-Illinois dictionary

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Holograph copy (incomplete, made ca. 1890) of a dictionary of French words and the corresponding Illinois-Miami Indian language words, from "A" to "Percer." Accompanying letters from Judge John G. Henderson, the previous owner of the copy, explain its provenance. The original dictionary was reputedly created during the 1730s by Pere Jean Baptiste Antoine Robert Le Boulanger, S.J., a missionary to the Illinois Indians. Father Marest, in a letter dated Kaskaskia, 9th November 1712, and published in the Lettres Edifiants, states that the work was begun by Father Gravier, the founder of the Mission to the Illinois.

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