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Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections and Garrett, Robert, 1875-1961
Title:
Robert Garrett Collection of Syriac Manuscripts
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/jh343t04t
Dates:
1100-1899
Size:
23 Volumes
Language:
Syriac Arabic

Abstract

Consists of a collection of 23 manuscripts written in the Syriac alphabet.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This collection contains 23 manuscripts written in the Syriac alphabet, a writing system primarly used to write the Syriac language. Contents include partial copies and fragments of the Bible (Peshitta), Biblcal commentaries, prayer books, collections of magical charms, and other religious texts.

Arrangement:

Organized numerically. The original collection contained 15 manuscripts, one of which (no. 12) was transferred to the Princeton Papyri Collection. Three manuscripts which were shelved as Garrett Garshuni (Arabic written in Syriac script) were added to the collection in 2011 as nos. 16-18. Six manuscripts which had been donated by Garrett as part of the Islamic Manuscripts, Littman series, were added in 2011 as nos. 19-24.

Collection Creator Biography:

Robert Garrett (1875-1961) was an American banker and philanthropist. Garrett (Princeton class of 1897) was also an Olympic athlete, Princeton Charter Trustee, and a collector.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Robert Garrett in 1942 .

Custodial History:

Previously owned by Robert Garrett (1875-1961), Princeton Class of 1897.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

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

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Restricted. Consult staff for access.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

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.

Credit this material:

Robert Garrett Collection of Syriac Manuscripts; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/jh343t04t
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184