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C. P. G. Scott Dictionary of etymological terms, 1880-1937

Summary Information

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Call No.: MS#1141
Bib ID 4079316 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Scott, C. P. G (Charles Payson Gurley), 1853-1936
Title C. P. G. Scott Dictionary of etymological terms, 1880-1937
Physical Description 43 linear feet (88 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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This collection is arranged into 18 series.



Etymological card files of Scott, containing approximately 120,000 manuscript slips which were possibly meant to be used for a projected dictionary of American English etymology.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); C. P. G. Scott Dictionary of etymological terms; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2010-03-10 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Charles Payson Gurley Scott was professor of Anglo-Saxon at Columbia University, 1879-1888.

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Series I: Alphabetical File

Subseries I.1: Sequence 1

Box 1 A-An horrible

Box 2 Amin-Ball(1)

Box 3 Ball(2)-Blizzard

Box 4 Blizzy-Buttwelded

Box 5 Buy-Chauffeur

Box 6 Chauffeuse-Coffee(1)

Box 7 Coffee(2)-Cosmography

Box 8 Cosmo-plastic-Davy Jone's locker

Box 9 Dawdle-Dodo

Box 10 Doff-Enmilden

Box 11 Enmious-Fit

Box 12 Fitchhair-Get

Box 13 Get on-Hang-on Hang-up

Box 14 Hangar-Hybridous

Box 15 Hyder-Keen

Box 16 Keep-Licious

Box 17 Lickdish-Mestizo

Box 18 Metacism-Next door

Box 19 Nias-Ozonify

Box 20 P.-Phobus

Box 21 Phoenix-Prestre pages

Box 22 Prettily-Railroad system

Box 23 Re-Runes

Box 24 Rung-Shipment

Box 25 Shippen-Spitkid

Box 26 Spl-Tarantula

Box 27 Tar-barrel-Ti-tum-ti-tum-tee

Box 28 Tivy tivy tivy-Towser

Box 29 Toy-Wizen

Subseries I.2: Sequence 2

Box 29 Alack-Belfry

Box 30 Bell-Chuse

Box 31 Cicory-De

Box 32 Deadman's eye-Fouche

Box 33 Foul-Greyhound (1)

Box 34 Greyhound (2)-Horologiater

Box 35 Hosen-Mask

Box 36 Mastique-Pibble stone

Box 37 Pic-Sewn

Box 38 Shh-Surprizal

Box 39 Surpriz'd-ZZZ

Subseries I.3: Sequence 3

Box 40 A-Z

Series II: Printed Citations

Box 41 A-Z

Series III: Affixes

Box 42 [Co-]-[-Or]

Box 43 [-Ore]-[-y]

Box 43 Latin affixes

Box 43 Anglo-Saxon affixes and spelling variations

Series IV: Languages

Box 44 Chinese

Box 44 Malayan

Box 45 African

Box 45 Asiatic: Accado-Sumerian-Patritic

Box 46 Asiatic: Puhar-Yap language

Box 46 European and American: Aeolic dialect-North American

Box 46 European and American: Zunitic

Box 47 European and American: South American

Series V: Foreign Words

Box 47 African

Box 47 Asiatic

Box 48 North American: General

Box 48 North American: Addenda

Box 48 North American: Eskimo

Box 49 North American: Mexican

Box 49 North American: West Indian

Box 49 North American Place Names: Absecomb-Owego

Box 50 North American Place Names: Pachaug-Zuni

Box 50 Additional Place Names: Abanto-Ischia

Box 51 Additional Place Names: Islam-Zonzonate

Box 51 Additional Place Names: Addenda

Box 51 Additional Place Names: List of Linguistic Schools

Box 52 South American Words: Aapiranga-Tambo

Box 53 South American Words: Tanager-Yutu

Series VI: Alphabet Letters

Box 53 A-Ou (1)

Box 54 Ou (2)-Zz

Series VII: Spellings

Box 54 Gellie-Magnifick

Box 55 Main-Reconnoitering

Box 56 Reconnoitre-Sowrness

Series VIII: Assumed Singulars

Box 56 A-Z

Series IX: Attraction

Box 56 Aunt-Abbissare

Box 57 [c-]-[-a]

Series X: Topics

Box 57 Alliteration (1)

Box 57 Back-formation

Box 58 Biblioteek

Box 58 Language

Box 59 Alliteration (2)

Box 59 Weather

Box 59 Anglo-Saxon

Box 60 APTA (sic)

Box 60 Attractions (2)

Box 60 Games

Box 60 Humor

Box 60 Indian Names

Box 60 North American Place Names

Box 60 Phonetics: general

Series XI: Phonetics: Subdivided

Box 61 Dumb Stammer

Box 61 Sounds of nature

Box 61 Phonetic Vocabulary

Box 61 Miscellaneous

Series XII: Surnames

Subseries XII.1: Sequence 1

Box 62 Aa-Bramble

Box 63 Brand-Crackenthorp

Box 64 Crackbon-Mack

Box 65 Madden-Rowdybush

Box 66 Rowell-Vulpins

Box 67 Waas-Zwingle

Subseries XII.2: Sequence 2

Box 67 Abruscato-Brayne

Box 68 Breaker-Fanwick

Box 69 Far-Grilparzer

Box 70 Grim-Humphreys

Box 71 Hun-Lepper

Box 72 Lerpoole-Lytton

Subseries XII.3: Sequence 3

Box 72 Acquaviva-Huddleston

Box 73 Jacurci-Vize

Box 73 Surname Suffixes: [-aker]-[-croft]

Box 74 Surname Suffixes: [-a]-[-yer]

Series XIII: Fornames

Box 75 Afy-Zeruah

Series XIV: Propriety Names

Box 75 A-Z

Series XV: On Nomenclature

Box 76 A-Z

Series XVI: Miscellaneous Names

Box 76 A-Z

Series XVII: Miscellaneous

Box 77 Devil's Names

Box 77 Suffixes in [i]

Box 78 English with Chinese

Box 78 Japanese

Box 78 Arabic

Box 78 Dutch

Box 78 Webster's

Box 78 Standard English

Series XVIII: Miscellaneous, Unarranged

Box 79 Miscellaneous

Box 80 Miscellaneous

Box 81 Miscellaneous

Box 82 Miscellaneous

Box 83 Miscellaneous

Box 84 Miscellaneous

Box 85 Miscellaneous

Box 86 Miscellaneous

Box 87 Miscellaneous

Box 88 Miscellaneous