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It is with especial pleasure that I am able to present the interesting conclusions of Mr. William Wallace Tooker as to the origin and interpretation of Patapsco and some other conspicuous geographic names of Maryland.

Mr. Tooker, whose home is in Sag Harbor, New York, is one of a small number of students who have in recent years been patiently endeavoring to interpret the aboriginal names of places, according to the methods of a critical scholarship. There has been far too little attention paid to this subject from the historic side; and in approaching it from the linguistic side there have been two fruitful sources of error: (1), the wish to accomplish a sentimental or sonorous interpretation ; and (2), a too general desire to explain all such names of places by the particular Indian tongue with which the interpreter was most familiar.

That old notion that the Chesapeake meant 'the mother of waters' is a sample of the kind of interpretation that has been done away with by the newer scholarship. And one by one Mr. Tooker and his fellow-workers have punctured holes in the conclusions of Rev. John Gottlieb Ernest Heckewelder, the Moravian missionary of Pennsylvania, who was chiefly responsible for the interpretations that long passed current as to the names of

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