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Resource – Mi’kmaq manuscript online

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The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is pleased to announce that we have acquired and digitized a rare 19th century Mi’kmaq (Micmac) liturgical manuscript. The prayers are written chiefly in hieroglyphic script, with a few lines including interlinear transliteration in Latin script. Full resolution JPEG images of this extraordinary document are available from Beinecke’s digital library. Images are openly and freely accessible:
A record for this manuscript can be found in Yale’s online library catalog, Orbis:
We are excited to offer this new resource for the study of Mi’kmaq language and culture.
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Lisa Conathan
Head of Digital Services Unit
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
P.O. Box 208330
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
203.432.9039

free trial: New Routledge Handbooks Online Sociology Collection

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Routledge Handbooks Online (RHO) is the new online home for Routledge Handbooks, Companions, and Worlds content.

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