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 notes, compiled by Gates between 1898 and 1940, on the grammars and vocabularies of various Mesoamerican languages including Tzeltal, Quiché, Maya, and Motul.
Contains items related to the collecting activities of William Gates during the years 1898 to 1940, including book lists, bibliographies, book orders, and a catalog of purchased books, all of which being related to his research of Mesoamerican language groups.
Contains photographic negatives of people, places, and objects associated with Gates' travel in Latin America.
Contains photographs of various people, buildings, documents, and other items.
Contains photographs of various North American Indians.
Contains photographs of people, places, and objects from Mexico and Central America.
Contains stereographs and photographs of people, places, and objects from Peru and Ecuador.