Aaron Marshall Elliott an Hugo Schuchardt (07-02734)

von Aaron Marshall Elliott

an Hugo Schuchardt


30. 06. 1886

language Englisch

Schlagwörter: Publikationsversand American Journal of Philology Literaturbeschaffung Modern Language Notes Besuche bei Schuchardt Literaturblatt für germanische und romanische Philologie Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore) Modern Language Associationlanguage Französischbasierte Kreolsprache (Louisiana) Schuchardt, Hugo (1885) Schuchardt, Hugo (1885) Schuchardt, Hugo (1886) Fortier, Alcée (1884)

Zitiervorschlag: Aaron Marshall Elliott an Hugo Schuchardt (07-02734). Baltimore, 30. 06. 1886. Hrsg. von Silvio Moreira de Sousa (2014). In: Bernhard Hurch (Hrsg.): Hugo Schuchardt Archiv. Online unter https://gams.uni-graz.at/o:hsa.letter.1420, abgerufen am 02. 10. 2023. Handle: hdl.handle.net/11471/518.10.1.1420.


Baltimore, 6/30, 1886.

My dear Sir,

I owe you an apology for not answering long since your kind favor of Jan 20th, which was preceded, a few weeks before, by your Ueber die Lautgesetze,1 etc. and a few weeks later followed the reprints of the Literaturblatt,2 No. 5, No. 12 (1885) and No. 2 (1886) – Du patois créole de l’île Bourbon;3 “Gombo Zhèbes”.4 For all these favors, please accept my best thanks. I have waited, in part, to send you something of my own in return for your courtesy and, in fact, to give you some information about Florida. In the next No. of the American Journal of Philology another instalment of my Canada Work5 will appear and I shall send it to you immediately. I have already corrected the proofs. |2|With ref.[erence] to the latter (Florida), I have made inquiry in the direction you indicate but, unfortunately, have had no news as yet about it. I shall continue the search and as soon as I have found anything, will communicate it to you.

Your favor of 16 June, just received, tells me of other kindness and courtesy on your part. I shall be delighted to get the publications mentioned and, of course, shall see that they are mentioned in our “Modern Language Notes” – the only journal in America devoted exclusively to such questions as you treat and one which reaches already 9/10 of the philologians of the country. The journal of Philology (American)6 is almost exclusively for classical scholars (specialists) and is taken by few of our Modern Languages Professors, who, on the contrary, patronize very [liberally] the Mod. Lang Notes.7|3| I have sent you today No. 6 of our new Journal and next year I hope to show you that we are serious in our work here by publishing a series of supplements to it contain longer philological papers.

You need make no apology to me about the English. While I have personal friends in England whom I love dearly, I think, as a people, as a set of scholars in philological matters, they are a century or two behind the age. Old-fogyism seems to be their motto.

By the way, I shall send you, in a few days, the Proceedings of our annual convention of the Modern Language Association.8 In this you will, perhaps, find something to intrest you on the Negro-French of Louisiana. It contains a short article by a man who is able to speak it.9

Many thanks for your pleasant reference to my tour in Europe. I have engaged passage for S. S. “Rugia” |4|, Hamburg Line, for July 15 and hope to have the great pleasure of seeing you [sometime] during the summer. I shall land at Plymouth, spend two or three days at Oxford, about the same at Cambridge, then go direct to Heidelberg for two or three days during the Ceremonies of the Great Anniversary, thence to Ems,10 my old tramping-ground, for a few weeks. This is my general plan. Will you kindly let me know where you will be most of the summer and I shall make a special effort to get to see you? I am looking forward with indescribable pleasure to another short visit to my beloved Deutschland.

With renewed thanks for your various acts of courtesy and with the hope of surely seeing you during my vacation,

I am Yours most truly,
A. M. Elliott

P.S. My Address: Firth’s Hotel, Salisbury St., Strand, London

1 Schuchardt, Hugo. 1885. Ueber die Lautgesetze. Gegen die Junggrammatiker. Berlin : Oppenheim. [Archiv-/Breviernummer: 172].

2 Das Literaturblatt für germanische und romanische Philologie wurde 1880 gegründet und von Otto Behaghel und Fritz Neumann herausgegeben. Schuchardt korrespondierte auch mit Behaghel und Neumann. Hugo Schuchardt veröffentlichte vierundsechzig Anzeigen, eine Berichtigung, eine Erklärung, zwei Erwiderungen, einen Vorschlag und einen Artikel zwischen 1883 und 1920 im Literaturblatt für germanische und romanische Philologie.

3 Schuchardt, Hugo. 1885. '[Rez. von:] Du patois créole de l'île Bourbon. Étude lue à la Société des Sciences et Arts par Volsy Focard'. In Literaturblatt für germanische und romanische Philologie 6: 513-515. [Archiv-/Breviernummer: 181].

4 Schuchardt, Hugo. 1886. '[Rez. von:] 'Gombo Zhèbes'. Little dictionary of Creole proverbs, selected from six Creole dialects. Translated into French and into English, with notes, complete index to subjects and some brief remarks upon the Creole idioms of Louisiana. By Lafcadio Hearn'. In Literaturblatt für germanische und romanische Philologie 7: 72-74. [Archiv-/Breviernummer: 192].

5 Elliott, Aaron Marshall. 1887. ‘Speech Mixture in French Canada‘. In American Journal of Philology VII, 2: 338-342.

6 Das American Journal of Philology wurde von Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve 1880 gegründet.

7 Die Zeitschrift Modern Language Notes wurde 1886 gegründet und wird bis heute von der Johns Hopkins University veröffentlicht.

8 Die Modern Language Association wurde 1883 gegründet und diente als Diskussionsgruppe für Literatur und modernen Sprachen.

9 Vermutlich wird der folgende Artikel gemeint: Fortier, Alcée. 1885. ‘The French Language in Louisiana, and the Negro-French Dialect‘. In Proceedings of the Modern Language Association of America 2:XL-XLV.Fortier korrespondierte auch mit Schuchardt [Korrespondenzpartner: 490].

10 Gemeint wird Bad Ems.

Faksimiles: Universitätsbibliothek Graz Abteilung für Sondersammlungen, Creative commons CC BY-NC https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (Sig. 02734)