Gates, William, 1863-1940
- Existence: 1863 - 1940
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:
Contains photocopies, compiled by Gates between 1898 and 1940, of source material in the Zoque language.
Contains photocopies of Christian texts from Gates' collection of texts in the Zoque language.
Contains photocopies, manuscripts, and typescripts from Gates' collection of Popul Vuh-related texts in Quiché.
Contains correspondence between Gates and book dealers and colleagues. Most of the materials relate to Gates efforts to either sell or purchase publications for his Mesoamerican research. Materials date from between 1899 and 1947.
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.
Contains drawings of people and ruins in Latin America.
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.
Contains a book on ancient mexican art, as well as maps and drawings of various ruins.