Calcutta Vernacular Literature Society: Minutes

Scope and Content

Minutes of meetings of the Calcutta Vernacular Literature Committee, 7 January 1851 - 23 March 1860, 131 folios. The following signatures occur: J.R. Colvin, M. Wylie, W. Seton-Karr, J. Long, R.B. Chapman, W. Kay and H. Woodrow. Some of the concluding portion is in the hand of E.B. Cowell.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Calcutta Vernacular Literature Society produced magazines and translations in Indian vernacular languages of books such as Robinson Crusoe.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by the executors of Professor E.B. Cowell, 1903.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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