Contents and Arrangement

Genesis I 2 (?)-11 (?), undated

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Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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 History

Custodial History

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


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

During 2022, restrictions on this collection were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use, except for the 'Bible. Pentateuch. Exodus, 1806' volume which is in very poor condition.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication 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 Special Collections 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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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.

Credit this material:

Genesis I 2 (?)-11 (?); Robert Garrett Collection of Samaritan Manuscripts, C0744-06, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Existence and Location of Copies

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