Kilpatrick Collection of Cherokee Manuscripts

Kilpatrick Collection of Cherokee Manuscripts

The Kilpatrick Collection of Cherokee Manuscripts, housed at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, consists of material created and accumulated by Jack Kilpatrick and Anna Gritts Kilpatrick, dating from the 1890s to the 1960s. The material, entirely in the Cherokee syllabary, documents vernacular literacy in the Cherokee language, the practice of traditional medicine, social aspects of Christian religion and church organizations, dates and circumstances of death, funerary practices, and other topics relating to the history and culture of the Oklahoma Cherokee in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Kilpatrick Collection is cataloged as WA MSS S-2707, and can be requested for research use at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. To see a full description and list of contents, view the catalog record in Yale's online catalog, Orbis.
123 of 1974 pages transcribed
6.2310030395137% Completed
% Transcribed

Names and death dates in 1918

Wolf, Arch, Senior
after 1918
Box 1, Folder 3
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Names and death dates in 1898, 1900

Wolf, Arch, Senior
after 1900
Box 1, Folder 4
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Dates of death in 1919

after 1919
Box 1, Folder 9
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Financial records including names and numbers

1915 March
Box 1, Folder 11
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Letter, to unidentified recipient

Wadi, Tsuwi
1935
Box 1, Folder 14
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Funeral notice for a child of Tse:ghwisi

1926 May 28
Box 1, Folder 17
% Transcribed

Funeral notice for a child of I:gagha'la

1925 June 18
Box 1, Folder 20
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Funeral notice for a child of Diyo:hli

1930 April 26
Box 1, Folder 21