Wedanayaga Sastry: Certificates and Testimonials

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 1088
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English and Tamil
  • Physical Description
      191 x 120 mm. 1 volume (i + 36 + i folios);

Scope and Content

Copy of certificates and testimonials, by missionaries, officials and congregations in India given to Wedanayaga Sastry, 'evangelical poet'. In Tamil (folios 27-36v), preceded by an English translation (folios 1-26).

Access Information

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the John Rylands Library by Francis Buckley esq. in June 1946.


Description compiled by Jo Humpleby, project archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1937-1951 (English MS 1088).

Custodial History

Former owner: W.H. Black (inscription inside the front cover), who purchased it from the London bookseller Bernard Quaritch in 1852.

Related Material

Francis Buckley also donated English MS 970, Diary of William Edward Rawlinson (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 970), and English MS 1156, Tract Against Tithes (ref.: GB 133 Eng MS 1156).


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