Essay toward a Dictionary and Grammar of the Lesser-Australian language, according to the Dialect used at the Marquesas

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Essay toward a Dictionary and Grammar of the Lesser-Australian language, according to the Dialect used at the Marquesas
Alternate Title:
Marquesan-English Dictionary, with general remarks and notes on grammar
Abbreviated Title:
Compiled from the collections and information of William Crook, who was sent to those Islands by the Missionary Society, and resided at them from 6 June 1797 to 8 Jany 1799
Crook, William Pascoe (1775–1846), Missionary
Crook, William Pascoe, 1775-1846
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Austronesian (Other)


Subjects / Keywords:
Marquesan language -- Dictionaries -- English ( LCSH )
Spatial Coverage:
Oceania -- French Polynesia -- Marquesas Islands
Oceanie -- Polynésie française -- Îles Marquises
Te Fenua ʻEnata
Te Henua ʻEnana
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General Note:
Marquesan, North Marquesan
General Note:
VIAF (name authority) : Crook, William Pascoe, 1775-1846 : URI
General Note:
Administrative history: William Pascoe Crook was born in 1775. He was appointed to the South Seas with the London Missionary Society, and sailed on 10 Aug 1796. He arrived at Santa Christina (Tahuata), Marquesas, on 6 Jun 1797. In June 1798, being on board an American vessel, which was blown off the island, he was landed at Nukuhiva, one of the Marquesas. Here he remained until 8 Jan 1799, when he returned to England. He married Hannah Dare. Returning, he arrived at Moorea, 8 May 1816. He removed to Wilks' Harbour (Papeete), Tahiti, in 1818, and to Bogue's Town, Taiarabu, Tahiti, Oct 1823. Early in 1825 he revisited Tahuata, and left three 'native teachers' there. In Sep 1830 he left Tahiti and retired to New South Wales, when his connection with the Society ceased. He died at Melbourne, 14 Jun 1846.
General Note:
On deposit from the Christian World Mission

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Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
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SOAS University of London
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CWML MSS/305 ( soas classmark )


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