Miscellaneous Malay manuscripts in the Bodleian Library

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Malay c. 1-5, d. 1, e. 1, 2 (R), 3-4
  • Dates of Creation
      18th-19th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      10 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous Malay manuscripts, 18th-19th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Miscellaneous Malay manuscripts from various sources.

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).

Acquisition Information

The manuscripts came to the Library between 1817 and 1959. Two of the manuscripts given by R.O. Winstedt in 1917, and three by W.W. Skeat in 1940.


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.

Related Material

A little Malay material may also be found amongst the Javanese manuscripts (MSS. Jav.), in the miscellaneous Asiatic series (MSS. Asiatic misc.), and in the collections of Francis Douce (MSS. Douce. Or. e. 4-5), Archbishop Laud (MSS. Laud Or. 291, MS. Laud Rolls b. 1), Narcissus Marsh (MS. Marsh 712), Thomas Marshall (MSS. Marshall Or. 70, 77) and Edward Pococke (MS. Pococke 433).