Miscellaneous Asiatic manuscripts, 18th-19th century. Includes manuscripts in the following languages: Bengali, Hittite, Khanti, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Laotian, Lolo, Malay, Mandaean, Mongolian, Moso (Naxi), Pali, Pashto, Shan, Siamese, Talaing, Thai, and Tibetan.
Miscellaneous Asiatic manuscripts in the Bodleian Library
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Asiat. Misc. a. 1-41, b. 1-12, c. 1-53, d. 1-3, 5-46, e. 1-17, f. 1-5
- Dates of Creation18th-19th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialBengali, Hittite, Other Finno-Ugrian, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Other Sino-Tibetan, Malay, Other Semitic, Mongolian, Pali, Pushto, Shan, Other Mon-Khmer, Thai, and Tibetan.
- Physical Description173 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The manuscripts were obtained from several sources.
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).
Acquired 1861-98. Several were given by, or bought from, R.L. Stolper, 1993. Many others were purchased from Asian Arts Ltd., 1991-3.
Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
A few 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, V-VI, nos. 8813, 28805, 30883, 31748, 33174-5, 34685.
The manuscripts are also summarily described in the card catalogue, arranged by language, located in the Oriental Reading Room.
Some of the manuscripts are described in J. Filliozat 'A Survey of the Pali manuscript collection in the Bodleian Library Oxford', Journal of the Pali Text Society, vol. 24 (1998), pp.18-23.