George Washington Cable an Hugo Schuchardt (03-1484)

von George Washington Cable

an Hugo Schuchardt


09. 03. 1883

language Englisch

Schlagwörter: American Journal of Philology Publikationsversand Literaturbeschaffung Literaturhinweise / bibliographische Angaben Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)language Französischbasierte Kreolsprache (Louisiana)language Französischbasierte Kreolsprachen Gildersleeve, Basil Lanneau Thomas, John Jacob (1869)

Zitiervorschlag: George Washington Cable an Hugo Schuchardt (03-1484). Baltimore, 09. 03. 1883. Hrsg. von Kathrin Brandt (2016). In: Bernhard Hurch (Hrsg.): Hugo Schuchardt Archiv. Online unter, abgerufen am 03. 10. 2023. Handle:


Balto Mar 9, 1883.

Dear Sir,

According to my word sent you on leaving New Orleans I have today seen Dr. Basil L. Gildersleeve of the Johns Hopkins Univ’y of this city (Baltimore) editor of the American Journal of Philology1 and he has kindly consented to send to you in my name the number of that publication containing the article2 to which I referred in my letter from New Orleans. It gives me great pleasure to do even so slight a thing for you as to procure this article. The titles of my works in America are “Old Creole Days”, “The Grandissimes”, and “Madame Delphine”3 but I assure you their rendering of Creole dialect is not of nearly so much value as that given in the magazine which goes to you today |2| Have you Thomas’s grammar of the Creole language, published in Trinidad4? It would be invaluable to your purposes.

With great respect, I am yours truly,
G.W. Cable

1 A leading southern U.S. scholar of his time, educated in Germany, Gildersleeve (1831-1924) held the Greek chair at John Hopkins University, founded the quarterly American Journal of Philology and remained its editor for 40 years (Briggs 1998).

2 See footnote 1 (Briefnummer 1483).

3 Cable (1879) , Cable (1880) , Cable (1881) .

4 Thomas (1869).

Faksimiles: Universitätsbibliothek Graz Abteilung für Sondersammlungen, Creative commons CC BY-NC (Sig. 1484)