Material relating to the languages of South India

Scope and Content

Includes: Four manuscript Tamil letters (A-D); Seven sheets of Kanarese accounts (E-K); and a printed list of forty-five English words with their Telugu equivalents written in by hand (L).

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

A selection of William Marsden's manuscript collection was transferred from King's College London to SOAS shortly after the School's foundation in 1916.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance

Custodial History

Formerly part of the library of the Orientalist and linguist William Marsden (1754-1836), a portion of which he presented to King's College London in 1835.

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