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Gates, William, 1863-1940

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1863-1940

Biographical History

William Gates (1863-1940) was an author, linguist, archaeologist, collector, publisher, museum director, and president of the Maya Society.

Citation

His Rural education in Mexico and the Indian problem, 1935: t.p. (William Gates)

LC in RLIN, 2-26-87 (hdg.: Gates, William Edmond, 1863-1940; usage: William Gates)

Weeks, J.M. Mesoamerican ethnohistory in United States libraries, c1990: t.p. (William E. Gates) p. 9, etc. (b. 12-8-1863; grad. of Johns Hopkins Univ.; owned printing business 1887-1905; became collector of Mesoamerican historical & linguistic mss.; d. 4-24-40 in Baltimore)

Found in 100 Collections and/or Records:

William Gates papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 279
Scope and Contents Containts transcripts, printers' proofs, grammars, vocabularies, dictionaries, glyph studies, botanical studies, commentaries, articles, editions of codices, personal correspondence, 44 original manuscripts, imprints, maps, charts, drawings, photographs, notes, memoranda, Maya Society materials, genealogies of Maya families, and Mayan glyphs on moveable type. Many of the items are reproductions. The materials relate to the languages history and archaeology of the Indian peoples of Central...

Historia de Quetzalcohoatl

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 649
Scope and Contents Handwritten and leather bound manuscript detailing the life and travels of Quetzalcoatl, god-king of the Aztecs. Described are his teachings, miracles, and an explanation of his name. Duarte proposes the theory that Quetzalcoatl was in fact St. Thomas. This document also describes the history and geography of "Cholula," an area northeast of the Valley of Mexico.

William Gates collection of Achagua texts, 1700-1900

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains a photographic reproduction of a grammar and vocabulary in Achagua.

William Gates collection of Cakchiquel source materials, 1521-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 8 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains numerous photocopies, manuscripts, and typescripts, compiled by Gates between 1898 and 1940, of source materials in the Cakchiquel language.

William Gates collection of Cakchiquel texts, 1556-1685

 Sub-Series — Box: 103, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies from Gates' collection of texts in the Cakchiquel language.

William Gates collection of Chiapanec texts, 1630-1821

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies from Gates' collection of texts in the Chiapanec language.

William Gates collection of Chiapaneca source materials, 1691-1898

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 8 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies, and typescripts, compiled by Gates between 1898 and 1940, of source materials in the Chiapaneca language.

William Gates collection of Chinantec source materials, 1860

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 8 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains a photocopy, compiled by Gates between 1898 and 1940, of source materials in the Chinantec language.

William Gates collection of Chinantec texts, 1730

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies from Gates' collection of texts in the Chinantec language.

William Gates collection of Chocho source materials, 1700-1800

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 8 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains a manuscript, collected by Gates between 1898 and 1940, of source material in the Choco language.