Contents and Arrangement

Willsie Ethiopic Magic Scroll No.251, mid/late 19th century

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of an open collection of Ethiopic magic scrolls, chiefly dating from the 18th to 20th centuries, collected by Bruce C. Willise (Princeton Class of 1896). This collection supplements the Ethiopic magic scroll holdings of the Garrett and Princeton Collections. Currently, there are 349 scrolls. Scroll #120 is unassigned.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

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:

Willsie Ethiopic Magic Scroll No.251; Bruce C. Willsie Collection of Ethiopic Magic Scrolls, C0943, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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