Correspondence from Sir Monier Monier-Williams

Scope and Content

This series consists of 2 letters from Sir Monier Monier-Williams to Bernard Quaritch concerning supplying Quaritch with copies of his publication, Indian Wisdom.

Administrative / Biographical History

Monier Monier-Williams was the second Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford University, England. He studied, documented and taught Asian languages, especially Sanskrit, Persian and Hindustani. He was born in Mumbai, but educated in England. He taught at the East India Company College from 1844 until 1858. In 1860 he stood against Max Müller, and was appointed, for the position of Boden Chair of Sanskrit at Oxford University after the death of Horace Hayman Wilson. He was knighted in 1876.


The letters were arranged chronologically.