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Notes

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Brief statements of a fact or experience, written down for review, or as an aid to memory, or to inform someone else; also includes short, informal letters.

Found in 13 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...

William Gates collection of Chortí source materials, 1892-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 8 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains manuscripts, notes, and typescripts, compiled by Gates between 1898 and 1940, of source materials in the Chortí language.

William Gates collection of Huastec source materials, 1767-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 8 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies, notes, and typescripts, compiled by Gates between 1898 and 1940, of source materials in the Huastec language.

William Gates collection of Maya source materials, 1550-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 8 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 13
Scope and Contents Contains numerous photocopies, manuscripts, notes, and typescripts, compiled by Gates between 1898 and 1940, of source materials in the Maya language.

William Gates collection of texts in native languages, 1521-1940

 Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies, typescripts, manuscripts, and notes of texts collected by Gates in various Mesoamerican languages.

William Gates glyph studies, 1898-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains hand-written, typed, and photographic notes on various Mesoamerican codices and glyphs in addition to an extensive card file for glyph identification. The notes were compiled by Gates both in the field and in California and Baltimore between the years 1898 and 1940.

William Gates institutional affiliations, 1912-1940

 Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains writings related to Gates' institutional affiliations with the Aryan Theosophical Society, the San Diego Museum, and the Department of Middle American Research at Tulane University. While his work with the Department of Middle American Research at Tulane University was directly related to the study of Mesoamerica, Gates' affiliations with the Aryan Theosophical Society and the San Diego Museum were not related to the study of Mesoamerica.

William Gates Mesoamerican astrology and calendric studies, 1898-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 3 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains notes on Mesoamerican astrology and calindrics compiled by Gates between the years 1898 and 1940.

William Gates Mesoamerican language studies, 1898-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains notes, compiled by Gates between 1898 and 1940, on the grammars and vocabularies of various Mesoamerican languages including Tzeltal, Quiché, Maya, and Motul.

William Gates research notes, 1898-1940

 Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains Gates' research notes, produced both in the field (Southern Mexico and Guatemala) and in Baltimore and California, between the years 1898 and 1940, on various codices, early Mesoamerican vocabularies and grammatical studies, as well as astrological and calindrical studies. Many of the notes are in organized into lengthy charts and tables.