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8. Geographical Names
Ackerman, William K.: Origin of Names of Stations on the Illinois Central Railroad (in Early Illinois Railroads; Chicago, 1884).
Ames, Evelyn: English Place-Names in English Speech, English, Nov., 1920, p. 422.
Anon.: A History of the Origin of the Place-Names in Nine Northwestern States; Chicago, 1908.
——: Nicknames of the States, Current Literature, vol. xxiv, p. 41.
Baker, Marcus: Alaskan Geographic Names; Washington, 1900.
Battle, Kemp p.: The Names of the Counties of North Carolina; Winston, N. C., 1888.
Beauchamp, Wm. M.: Aboriginal Place-Names of New York; Albany, 1907.
——: Indian Names in New York; Fayetteville (N. Y.), 1893.
Beckwith, H. W.: Indian Names of Water-Courses in the State of Indiana (in Annual Report of the Indiana Dept. of Geology and Natural History; Indianapolis, 1883).
Berger, V.: Amerikanska Ortnamn af Svenskt Ursprung; n. p., n. d.
Bonnell, J. W.: Etymological Derivation of the Names of the States, Journal of Education, vol. x1vii, p. 378.
Boyd, Stephen G.: Indiân Local Names; York (Pa.), 1885.
Brainerd, E.: The Significance of Some Familiar Names of Persons and Places, Education, vol. xix, p. 140.
Branner, John Casper: Some Old French Place-Names in the State of Arkansas, Modern Language Notes, vol. xiv, p. 65.
Clarke, James Freeman: On Giving Names to Towns and Streets; Boston, 1880.
Cowan, John F.: The Origin of Familiar Names, Education, vol. xix, p. 640.
Coxe, A. C.: American Geographical Names, Forum, vol. iv, p. 67.
Davis, William T.: Staten Island Names; New Brighton, N. Y., 1896.
Douglas-Lithgow, R. A.: Dictionary of American Indian Place and Proper Names in New England; Salem (Mass.), 1909.
Drake, C. M.: California Names and Their Literal Meanings; Los Angeles, 1893.
Egli, Johann J.: Nomina Geographica, 2nd ed.; Zurich, 1893.
——: Der Völkergeist in den geographischen Namen; Zurich, 1894.
Feipel, Louis N.: The Lure of American Place-Names unpublished).
Fulmore, Z. T.: The History and Geography of Texas as Told in County Names; Austin, Tex., 1915.
Gannett, Henry: The Origin of Certain Place-Names in the United States, 2nd ed.; Washington, 1905.
Ganzemüller, Konrad: Definitions of Geographical Names; New York, 1894.
Greenleaf, Moses: Indian Place-Names; Bangor, Me., 1903.
Hagner, Alexander B.: Street Nomenclature of Washington City, Records Columbia Historical Society, vol. vii, p. 237.
Haywood, Edward F.: The Names of New England Places, New England Magazine, new series, vol. xiii, p. 345.
Hempl, George: The Stress of German and English Compound Geographical Names, Modern Language Notes, vol. xi, p. 232.
Horsford, Eben N.: The Indian Names of Boston; Cambridge, Mass., 1886.
Hubbard, Lucius L.: Some Indian Place-Names and Their Meanings (in Woods and Lakes of Maine; Boston, 1884).
Kellogg, Louise Phelps: Organization, Boundaries and Names of Wisconsin Counties, Proc. State Historical Society of Wisconsin for 1909, p. 184.
Kelton, Dwight H.: Indian Names of Places Near the Great Lakes; Detroit, 1888.
Ker, Edmund T.: River and Lake Names in the United States; New York, 1911.
Kinnicutt, Lincoln N.: Indian Names of Places in … Massachusetts; Worcester, Mass., 1909.
Knox, Alexander: Glossary of Geographical and Topographical Terms; London, 1904.
Kroeber, A. L.: California Place-Names of Indian Origin; Berkeley, Calif., 1916.
Lange, F. W. T.: Geographical Names, English, Feb., 1920, p. 287.
Legler, Henry E.: Origin and Meaning of Wisconsin Place-Names; Madison, Wis., 1903.
Long, Charles M.: Virginia County Names; New York, 1908.
McAdoo, W. G.: American Geographical Nomenclature; Milledgeville, Ga., 1871.
Martin, Maria Ewing: Origin of Ohio Place-Names, Ohio Archœological and Historical Quarterly, vol. xiv, p. 272.
Meany, Edmond S.: Indian Geographic Names of Washington; Seattle, 1908.
Mooney, James, ed.: Geographic Nomenclature of the District of Columbia, American Anthropologist, Jan., 1893.
Moreno, H. M.: Dictionary of Spanish-Named California Cities and Towns; Chicago, 1916.
Olaguibel, Manuel de: Onomatologia del Estaso de Mexico; Roluca (Mexico), 1893.
Parsons, Usher: Indian Names of Places in Rhode Island; Providence, R. I., 1861.
Peñafiel, Antonio: Nombres Geográficos de Mexico; Mexico, 1885.
Perkins, Franklin: Geographical Names, Journal of Education, vol. x1v, p. 367 and p. 403.
Renault, Raoul: Some Old French Place-Names in the State of Arkansas, Modern Language Notes, vol. xiv, p. 191.
Rouillard, Eugène: Noms Géographiques de la Province de Québec et des Provinces Maritimes; Quebec, 1906.
Salverte, Eusèbe: History of the Names of Men, Nations and Places, tr. by L. H. Mordacque, 2 vols.; London, 1862–4.
Sanchez, Nellie van de Grift: Spanish and Indian Place-Names of California; San Francisco, 1914.
Skinner, Charles M.: Some Odd Names of Places Across the Border, Current Literature, vol. xxv, p. 41.
Thomas, George Francis: The Meaning and Derivation of Names of Rivers, Lakes, Towns, etc., of the Northwest (in Legends of the Land of Lakes; Chicago, 1884).
Tooker, William W.: Indian Names of Places in the Borough of Brooklyn; New York, 1901.
——: The Indian Names for Long Island; New York, 1901.
——: The Indian Place-Names on Long Island; New York, 1911.
Trumbull, J. Hammond: The Composition of Indian Geographical Names, Collection of the Conn. Historical Society, vol. ii.
——: Indian Names of Places, etc., in and on the Borders of Connecticut; Hartford, 1881.
Upham, Warren: Minnesota Geographical Names; St. Paul, Minn., 1920.
U. S. Geographic Board: Fourth Report, 1890 to 1916; Washington, 1916.
——: Fifth Report, 1890 to 1920; Washington, 1921.
——: Correct Orthography of Geographic Names, rev. to Jan., 1911; Washington, 1911.
U. S. Geographic Board: Decisions of the Board; Washington, v. d.
White, James: Place-Names in the Thousand Islands; Ottawa, 1910.
Whitemore, William Henry: An Essay on the Origin of the Names of Towns in Massachusetts; Boston, 1873.


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