Palm-leaf manuscripts of W.Y. Evans-Wentz, mainly 19th century. Languages represented include Oriya, Sanskrit, Sinhalese and Tamil.
Palm-leaf manuscripts of W.Y. Evans-Wentz
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. PLU 1-21, 23-36, 38, 40, 42-5, 49-62, 64-6, 69-88, 93, 98-9, 104-24; MSS. Sinh. b. 24 (R), 26-7 (R), c. 23-5 (R), d. 12-65 (R), e. 1-8 (R), f. 2-4 (R), g. 4; MSS. RU 1-4
- Dates of Creationmainly 19th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialOriya, Sanskrit, Sinhalese, and Tamil.
- Physical Description178 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz (1878-1965), Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, was an 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).
The manuscripts were bequeathed to the Library by Evans-Wentz, with his papers (now in the Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts, Bodleian Library) and artefacts (now on loan to the Ashmolean Museum) in 1965.
Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
The manuscripts are summarily described in the card catalogue, arranged by language, located in the Oriental Reading Room.