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.
130 of 1974 pages transcribed
6.5856129685917% Completed
% Transcribed

Letter relating to the Sycamore Tree Church

1935 August 9
Box 2, Folder 133
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Church collection record

1938 August
Box 2, Folder 134
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Notes on a printed page from a book of Gospels

circa 1905
Box 3, Folder 190
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Bible study notes

Box 3, Folder 217
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Box 3, Folder 224
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Letter to "Dear friend"

Box 3, Folder 234
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Letter to John, in English

1901 November 2
Box 4, Folder 298