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Princeton Greek Manuscripts Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The collection consists of an open collection of bound Greek manuscripts dating from the 17th to the 19th century. Subjects include theology, philosophy, and canon law,and there anthologies of Greek Orthodox liturgical music written in modern Byzantine notation.

46 Manuscripts, 3 photograph albums, 6 black and white print, 1 autograph manuscript, 2 folders of manuscripts, 2 photographs, and 45 albumen prints purchased from Petros Vergos in 1998-2011. 5 Manuscripts purchased from Dimitri Gordicas in 2000. The source for the Greek liturgical music is not clear but it was purchased with matching funds provided by Program of Hellenic Studies. Biblical Chronicle, Constantine Rhiziotes, Medical Receipt, and Commonplace Book was purchased from Sam Fugg in 2002-2003. Illustrated circular letter and bound Greek manuscript was purchased from Kostas Papadopoulos in 2005.

2 bound manuscripts were purchased from Christie hauck's sale via Joseph J. Felcone in 2006. 1 bound manuscript purchased from Alex Fotheringham in 2006. 9 items purchased from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. 1 bound volume purchased from Les Enluminures in 2012. 2 bound manuscripts purchased from Panagiotes Ph. Christopoulos. 3 volumes purchased from D and E Ltd. in 2010. "Hieratikon" and "Anthologion in chant" are a gift of Mrs. Anne Hyde.

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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