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Brooklyn Institute Museum,
Eastern Parkway,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

October 8, 1907.

Mr. George H. Pepper,
American Museum of Nat. Hist.,
New York City.

Dear Sir:-

The Franciscan Fathers at St. Michaels, Arizona, propose to publish the Dictionary of the Navajo Language upon which they have been engaged for the past ten years.  The dictionary will contain a series of articles on Navajo religion, ceremonies, arts, industries, each to be followed by a list of the Navajo terms employed therein with more or less detailed explanation.  This descriptive text will comprise articles on the industries, weaving, dyeing, silver working, basket making, etc.  In addition, it will contain lists of Navajo names of persons and places, star names, names of plants and animals.  The work may be best described as an ethnologic dictionary.  It is proposed to print it at St. Michaels, Arizona, and to issue it with the imprint of the St. Michaels press.  The edition will be limited to not more than 200 numbered copies, of which only 180 will be cold [[sold]].  The price will be $5 per copy, payable on delivery.  The undersigned, deeply interested in the publication of this important contribution to Science has undertaken to bring it to the attention of scholars.

Should you wish to subscribe, will you kindly inform him at your earliest convenience.

Yours truly,
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[[handwritten note]]
Wrote yes.
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Transcription Notes:
Was unable to figure out the name of the signatory.

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