This manuscript, copied on paper in two columns in regular bolorgir (round hand) script, is of the sixteenth century. It has no colophon, hence its date and provenance are unknown. However, the scribe has left several discreet memorials seeking prayers from future generations for the salvation of the soul of 'the unworthy scribe Movses'. A later inscription dated 8 November 1774 records that an Armenian priest named Ter Hovhannes gave the manuscript 'to a certain Englishman named Brown'.
The Four Gospels
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 102 MS 11521
- Dates of Creation16th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialArmenian (Classical)
- Physical Description1 volume
Scope and Content
Conditions Governing Access
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.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
H15 x W10.9cm
Conditions Governing Use
For permission to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library in the first instance
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.