Kashmiri manuscripts, with some Persian and Urdu material, mainly 19th century.
Miscellaneous Kashmiri manuscripts in the Bodleian Library
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Miscellaneous Kashmiri manuscripts. Two were bequeathed by Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz (1878-1965), Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and anthropologist.
Conditions Governing Access
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).
MSS. Kashmiri d. 1-17, e. 1-7, were acquired in 1904 from an unstated source. MSS. Kashmiri f. 1, and g. 1, were bequeathed to the Library by Dr W.Y. Evans-Wentz in 1965.
Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series, with references to the oriental and other manuscripts (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 33462-85.
The manuscripts are also summarily described in the card catalogue, arranged by language, located in the Oriental Reading Room.