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Collection Overview

Creator:
Garrett, Robert, 1875-1961
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Robert Garrett Collection of Samaritan Manuscripts
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/8910jv32z
Dates:
1200-1903
Size:
3 boxes, 5 items, and 116 pages
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (hsvm): Box 1-4

Abstract

This collection contains 52 manuscripts written in the Samaritan alphabet, a writing system used by the Samaritans for religious writings in Hebrew, Aramaic, and occasionally Arabic. Contents include fragments from the Samaritan Pentateuch and liturgical pieces.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This collection contains 52 manuscripts written in the Samaritan alphabet, a writing system used by the Samaritans for religious writings in Hebrew, Aramaic, and occasionally Arabic. Contents include fragments from the Samaritan Pentateuch and liturgical pieces.

Arrangement:

Organized by medium. Box 1 contains manuscripts written on paper; boxes 2-4 contain manuscripts written on parchment; box 5 contains photocopies of selected fragments. Collection was originally numbered and described by Professor Abraham Tal of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: nos. 1-4 are bound volumes; nos. 6-48 are parchment fragments; nos. 5 (originally misidentified as parchment), 49-51 are paper fragments. No. 52 is an unbound codex which was found stored with the Robert Garrett Collection of Syriac Manuscripts and added to the Samaritan collection in 2011.

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; 1942 .

Custodial History:

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

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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 Samaritan Manuscripts; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/8910jv32z
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184

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Alternative Form Available:

Nos. 5-8, 20-28, 41-51 available as photocopies.

Subject Terms:
Samaritan literature.
Genre Terms:
Manuscripts, Samaritan.
Parchment.