'Vocabularies of languages of Otaheite, New Zealand, Savu, Prince's Island, Samarang, Sulu, Madagascar, the Mandingos, the Eskimos, Malabar, and Peru'

Scope and Content

Vocabularies collected by Sir Joseph Banks during Captain James Cook's first expedition and from other sources. Some vocabularies in this volume appear to be copies of those compiled by Banks in another manuscript also held at SOAS [MS 12153].

Access Information


Acquisition Information

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.

Alternative Form Available

Digital copy available via SOAS Digital Library [Reference: LOAA000109:00001].

Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

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.

Related Material

SOAS Library also holds other manuscripts compiled by Banks: 'Vocabularies of the languages of Tahiti, Prince's Island, Sulu, Samarang, New Holland, New Zealand, and Savu' [MS 12153] and 'Observations de Itaheite, etc' [MS 12892]