Manuscripts of Sir Edward Whinfield

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of Sir Edward Whinfield, 16th-19th century. Subjects represented include history and poetry.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Edward Whinfield (1836-1922), Persian scholar, and translator of Omar Khayyam.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The manuscripts were bequeathed to the Indian Institute, Oxford, in 1922, and later transferred to the Bodleian Library.


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.

E. Sachau, H. Eth and A.F.L. Beeston Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindstn, and Pusht manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, 3 vols. (Oxford, 1889-1953), vol. 3.