These letters and documents concern primarily the American Colony of Göttingen, including a record book containing historical data on the group (1855-1888), and the Algonquin, Choctaw, Illinois, and Naragansett Indian languages. Includes letters of: B. A. Gould, F. R. Hassler, Gauss, Sir Joseph Banks, J. F. Blumenbach.

Collection information


Received from Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Germany, and accessioned, 1965 (1965 307mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Germany.

General physical description

1 microfilm reel.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


  • Microfilm Collection

Geographic Name(s)

  • Germany -- History -- 1848-1870.

Personal Name(s)

  • Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820
  • Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815
  • Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich, 1752-1840
  • Gould, Benjamin Apthorp, 1824-1896
  • Hassler, F. R, (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843
  • Richmond, James Cook, 1808-1866
  • Ticknor, George, 1791-1871


  • Algonquin language
  • Americans -- Foreign countries.
  • Choctaw language
  • Illinois language
  • Indians of North America--Languages
  • Narragansett language