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William Gates Mesoamerican language studies, 1898-1940

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.


  • 1898-1940

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Gates papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

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


2 boxes

Language of Materials

Multiple languages


Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States