Mainly Sanskrit manuscripts, 17th-19th century, with some in other Indic languages, presented by Maharajah Sir Chandra Shum Shere. The collection is one of the single largest assemblages of Sanskrit manuscripts outside the Indian sub-continent, and though none of the manuscripts are of high antiquity, every branch of Sanskrit literature is represented.
The full shelfmarks of the collection are MSS. Chandra Shum Shere a. 1-4, b. 1-101, c. 1-483, d. 1-1132, e. 1-269, f. 1-110, g. 1-28.