Miscellaneous Kashmiri manuscripts in the Bodleian Library

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Kashmiri d. 1-17, e. 1-7
  • Dates of Creation
      mainly 19th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      Kashmiri, Persian, and Urdu.
  • Physical Description
      24 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Kashmiri manuscripts, with some Persian and Urdu material, mainly 19th century.

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).

Acquisition Information

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.