[Manuscript] [c.1832] Synglosson: Fifth Book of Vocabularies of the Languages of Asia, Africa, Europe, and Polynesia, Philadelphia, PA /

The Synglosson contains vocabulary lists documenting everything from "bread" and "bed" to "heaven" and "spirits. The represented languages with Rafinesque's notes include Chinese (015v), Japanese (021r), Arabic (027r), Polynesian (029v), Dutch (035r), Gipsy (0...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840
Format: Manuscript Book
Published: [1832?]
Notes:The manuscript is accompanied by a 1958 letter from Charles Boewe, University of Pennsylvania, discussing the possible provenance of Rafinesque's manuscript; he believes it to be one of six documents, possibly the only one to survive extant. An article by Boewe on the same topic appears in the proceedings of the American Philosophical Society (December 1958) accompanying the article; Lehigh's possession of the manuscript is mentioned on page 592.The manuscript came into Lehigh's possession in 1882.
Description:[96] leaves.
Digitized and made available by the Lehigh University Digital Library as part of the I Remain project.
Online Access:View in Lehigh's Digital Library Collection
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


View in Lehigh's Digital Library Collection

Location: Special Collections

Holdings details from Special Collections
Call Number:
MS ALS Rafinesque C. S. 1832 Available  Special Collections (room use only) - Click here to request