Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Delaware-English Spelling Book

In 1776 David Zeisberger printed the Delaware-English Spelling Book. This was for the use of the pupils in Mission schools. Notable is the fact that the missions were funded by government sources. This book was the first Ohio spelling text.

According to the Library of Congress, "David Zeisberger (1721-1802) was a famous Moravian missionary who spent much of his life working with the Delaware Indians. His spelling book contains a "Short History of the Bible," in the English and Delaware languages..."

See Library of Congress - A Delaware-English Spelling Book

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