Berendt, C. Hermann (Carl Hermann), 1817-1878.
Diccionario español-huasteco [manuscript] : formado de las listas en la Noticia y Doctrina de Tapia Zenteno de la nueva redaccion que los dio D[on] Marcelo Alejandre y de la lista de voces que este ultimo en la suministrado.
[New York, Mexico, or Guatemala, between 1867 and 1873?]
Rough draft of a Spanish-Huastec dictionary containing approximately 2,750 words, compiled on a variety of types and sizes of paper with numerous corrections in black and red ink, probably intended as a partner to the 18th-century Huastec-Spanish dictionary of Carlos de Tapia Zenteno, which Berendt copied in New York in 1867. The dictionary entries (p. 1-84), based on the work of Tapia Zenteno, are followed by pages containing numerous notes both written and pasted in, including larger, folded documents. Notable items include Lista de algunas voces del idioma castellano traducidad al huasteco, signed Marcelo Alejandre, dated 1872 (p. 87-90); Nombres de pueblos huastecos (p. 93- 96); a letter from Marcelo Alejandre, dated 1872, sent to Berendt in New York (p. 109-114); Additional memoranda by D. G. Brinton (p. 117-121); and Mapa de la huaxteca por C. H. B., 1867 (p. 125).
Spanish and Huastec.
Title from caption title (p. 1).
Pagination: Paper, ix + 64 + xxv ; pagination in ink, upper outer corners, 1-46, [ii], 47-84 (dictionary); modern pagination continues in pencil, lower outer corners, 85-126.
Script: In the hand of C. Hermann Berendt, with additional items in the hands of Marcelo Alejandre and Daniel Garrison Brinton.
Decoration: Fair copy in black and red ink of a map of the Mexican state of Veracruz and its surrounding states and part of the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico, with the names of Huastec pueblos in red (p. 125).
Binding: Late 19th-century half leather.
Origin: Possibly written in New York, Mexico, and/or Guatemala between 1867 and 1873.
From the collection of C. Hermann Berendt, later acquired by Daniel Garrison Brinton (ex libris stamp on first page).
Described in Brinton, Daniel Garrison. Catalogue of the Berendt Linguistic Collection (Department of Archaeology and Paleontology, University of Pennsylvania, 1900), p. 19 (no. 83).
Described in Weeks, John M. "Karl Hermann Berendt: Colección de manuscritos lingüistícos de Centroamérica y Mesoamérica," Mesoamérica 36 (Dec. 1998), p. 637 (no. 28).
Described in Weeks, John M. The Library of Daniel Garrison Brinton (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2002), p. 67 (no. 385).
UPenn Ms. Coll. 700, Item 83
Also available on microfilm (Museum Library Microfilm Reel no. 4), Museum Library, University of Pennsylvania. A photocopy of this manuscript is shelved with the manuscript.
Spanish language -- Dictionaries -- Huastec.
Huastec language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Mayan languages -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Indians of Mexico -- Languages.
Mexico -- Languages.
Manuscripts, Spanish -- 19th century.
Tapia Zenteno, Carlos de.
Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1837-1899.