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Princeton Collection of Syriac Manuscripts


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.

Overview and metadata sections

This collection contains manuscripts written in the Syriac alphabet, a writing system primarly used to write the Syriac language. Contents include a copy of the New Testament (Peshitta) dated 1239, prayer books, Maronite liturgy, and a collection of magical charms and prayers.

Organized numerically.

Purchased from Bouwman Oriental Books in 2011 (2012-16).

This collection was processed by Denise Soufi in 2011. Finding aid written by Denise Soufi in 2011.

In 2022, restrictions on the materials were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

No appraisal information is available.

Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Denise Soufi
Finding Aid Date
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

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