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Title:[The Natural History and Ethnological Observations of William Anderson]
Contributor (annotator):Krauss, Michael E.
Contributor (author):Anderson, William
Creator:Krauss, Michael E.
Anderson, William
Description:The first Eyak word ever written down. 1 Ts. A Vocabulary of Prince William's Land by William Anderson, Surgeon and naturalist on James Cook's Resolution voyage in Alaska, 1778. Anderson compiled a 25 word list, 8 of which are Dena'ina. Of the remaining 16 words, 10 are Chugach Yupik and 2 could be either Yupik or Eyak and 3 are not Yupik but could be Eyak. The original ms by Anderson was lost but editor Douglas published it in A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, Vol. 2 (Cook and King, 1784) p. 375-376. Walker and Strange had Cook's book on their expedition and elicited the Eyak word A ka'shou. 2 Michael Krauss and Jeff Leer annotations on printed list. 3 Michael Krauss notes, 4 p. 4 Correspondence between Michael Krauss and C.F. David, 1982. 4p. ca.18 p. Comments: Michael Krauss urges caution on any data supplied by Peter A Lanyon-Orgill who claimed that his ancestor was on Cooks Expedition and left him a wordlist which mysteriously was sold and disappeared. Krauss strongly suspects Lanyon-Orgill to be a fraud. M. Krauss 2014 Citation: Cook, J. (1784). A voyage to the Pacific Ocean: Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern hemisphere, to determine the position and extent of the west side of North America; its distance from Asia; and the practicability of a northern passage to Europe. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Discovery, in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. Vol. I and II. Dublin: Printed for H. Chamberlaine [etc.]. British Museum, Admiralty ms. 55/113, f. 60
Subject:Eyak language
Subject (ISO639):eya
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Krauss, Michael E.; Anderson, William. 1784. Alaska Native Language Archive.
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