Mainly Javanese manuscripts, with some Balinese, Batak, Malay, Sasak and Sudanese material, 17th-19th century.
Miscellaneous Javanese manuscripts in the Bodleian Library
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Jav. a. 1-3 (R), b. 1-6 (R), 7-8, c. 1-2, 3-5 (R), d. 1-3, e. 1-2 (R), f. 1, g. 1-4
- Dates of Creation17th-19th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialJavanese, Batak (Indonesia), Dutch, Balinese, Sasak, and Malay.
- Physical Description26 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Miscellaneous Javanese manuscripts from various sources.
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).
Acquired mostly at the end of the nineteenth century, though two were given by Andrew James in 1627. The most recent acquisition was made in 1998.
Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
Some of the manuscripts are in 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), vols. II.I, V-VI, nos. 245-6, 2980, 2985, 28102-4, 28743, 29897, 30882, 31985-7, 32354, 32366-8, 32494, 32495, 32535, 32839-40, 32923, 33452, 36984.
The manuscripts are also summarily described in the card catalogue, arranged by language, located in the Oriental Reading Room.