Scope and contents
This series contains vocabulary, place names, tales, recollections, and geographical data for Gabrielino, Luiseno, and other
Mission Indian groups.
Vocabulary and place name slips are often spelled linguistically and contain English translations. Some modern place names
have been provided for historical place names, geographical areas, and landmarks. The initial on the top-right corner of each
slip indicates which informant provided the information, Felicitas Serrano Montano (F), Jose “Kewen” de los Santo Juncos (K),
or Jose Maria Zalvidea (Z).
Folders MS.126.96.36.199 and MS.188.8.131.52 in this collection, are legal size notepads containing handwritten notes made by Bernice
Eastman Johnston during research for her book,
California's Gabrielino Indians, and
Masterkey articles. MS.184.108.40.206 contains a list of English terms translated into Spanish and Gabrielino as indicated by the writing
and notes of Harrington, Hugo Reid, A. L. Kroeber, and others. It also contains some of Harrington’s phrase and sentence translations.
Folder MS.220.127.116.11 contains notes regarding southern California place names found in Harrington’s notes.