Manuscripts of the Kammavaca

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of the Kammavaca.

  • a) 10 leaves ka - khi;
  • b) 15 leaves ka - khi, red and black, hamsa design;
  • c) 6 leaves, gilt, incomplete;
  • d) 3 leaves black and gold, very incomplete;
  • e) 3 leaves orange and blackhamsa design, very incomplete;
  • f) 4 leaves silver circular script, incomplete;
  • g) fragments silver and black;
  • h) to i) fragments silver and black.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Kammavaca is a collection of certain set forms of speech followed in conducting the business of the Buddhist Church.

Access Information

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


Call numbers used to be ms1603-1611

Other Finding Aids

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

Archivist's Note

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

Conditions Governing Use

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B Clough, Miscellaneous Translations from Oriental Languages, Vol 2 (1831).