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Tipton (William M.) Papers
MSS.1923.09.23  
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SERIES I. William M. Tipton's Personal Papers, 1887-1978 (bulk 1893-1918)

Scope and Content

This series documents Will Tipton's personal and professional life as a land surveyor and self-taught expert in old Spanish documents. It includes materials from the Philippine Committee of Geographical Names and photographs of Fr. Arthur Spearman, history professor and archivist at Santa Clara University, at Mr. Tipton's grave.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by format.
box 1, folder 1

List and inventory of the Tipton collection, 1978

box 1, folder 2

Clipping: "El Origen de la Palabra 'Gringo'," 1916

box 1, folder 3

By-laws of the Phillippine Committee of Geographical Names, 1904

box 1, folder 4

Report from the U.S. Senate Committee on the Philippines, 1908

box 1, folder 5

Correspondence, 1887-1927

box 1, folder 6

"Additions and Changes to Spanish and English Dictionary" by Will M. Tipton, undated

box 1, folder 7

Miscellaneous materials (includes memo, letter and several lists of books), 1973, & undated

box 1, folder 8

Miscellaneous pamphlets, 1896-1901, & undated

box 1, folder 9

Photographs of Arthur D. Spearman and Richard P. Vaggione, 1972

box 1, folder 10

Notes and clippings: "memoranda of Spanish words, phrases, etc," 1903-1918, & undated

 

SERIES II. Lists of Spanish Terms with English Translations, n.d.

Scope and Content

This series documents the personal efforts of William M. Tipton to compile Spanish terms to be added to a Spanish-English dictionary. Most entries include the English equivalent of the word.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by format
box 2

Binder with notes on new Mexican Spanish terms, undated

 

SERIES III. Surveyor Tools and "The Gift of Tongues" Manuscripts, 1915-1923 (bulk 1915-1917)

Scope and Content

This series documents the professional and personal life of William M. Tipton. The series includes a manuscript of William M. Tipton's collected writings edited by Rev. Richard Paul Vaggione, the full name of which is "The Gift of Tongues: The Collected Papers of Will M. Tipton Presented in Lexicographical Form- edited by The Rev. Richard Paul Vaggione." The series also includes the surveyor tools, including several glass protractors, that were used by William Tipton in a professional capacity.

Arrangement

This series is arranged by format.
box 3, Item 1

Manuscript of "The Gift of Tongues: The Collected Papers of Will M. Tipton Presented in Lexicographical Form" edited by Rev. Richard Paul Vaggione, undated

box 3, Item 2

Fiske Reading Machine (includes directions for use), c. 1926

box 3, Item 3

Small leather box labeled "Will M. Tipton, Examiner of Questioned Documents" (note: box contains 13 glass plates with imprints of protractors, line measures and flat rulers), 1915, & undated