Burmese manuscript and notes, 1825.

Scope and Content

Burmese manuscript and notes.

Parabaik of Mahaminhlasithu, governor of Prome [Myan Mar], requesting the dispatch of a gunstock maker, provisions, and a dancer, to a [military] camp [at Danubyu ?][Myanmar]. February 1825.

Descriptive note of Robert Saunders Dundas [2nd Viscount Melville], October 1826.

Typescript letter, signed from G E Harvey, to Iain Gordon Campbell reporting on the same (1p). Together with a partial transcription, by G E Harvey, of the parabaik with notes (3p).Signed G E Harvey.13 St Margaret's Rd, Oxford, 17 December 1934.

Typescript letter, signed from Iain C Gordon Campbell to A Bennet giving the provenance of the same.Signed Iain. C. Gordon-Campbell.Headed notepaper: St Andrews Branch of the League of Prehistorians.St Andrews, 16 January 1935.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mahaminhlasithu, governor of Prome [Myanmar].


Single item

Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Restored to the custody of the library, 16 January 1935.


Call number used to be ms141

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Parabaik: slate paper 36.8x30.4cm, folded twice.

Descriptive note: paper 36.7x23.5cm folded.

Letters: paper 20.4x25cm approx.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Custodial History

Formerly in the Upper United College Hall, 1826