More on Codex Manuscripts
- Jeffery (Ms.) 50 manuscripts, mostly Arabic.
- Smith/Plimpton Oriental: 413 "Arabic, Persian and Turkish manuscripts," listed in a card file created in the 1950s.
- Smith/Plimpton - Oriental: Islamic Talismans 1-24
- "X" Manuscripts: includes about 100 Arabic and Persian manuscripts.
- Arabic papyri and ostraca: See APIS (includes P.Col.inv. 705b, a printed amulet published by R.W. Bulliet, Columbia Library Columns 36.3 (1987) p. 13-20).
Armenian Manuscripts 1-7, and some in "X" Manuscripts. List available in binder at reference desk.
Coptic Manuscripts 1-18; see also ostraca and papyri. List available in binder at reference desk.
Ethiopic Ms 1; see also “X" and General manuscripts. List available in binder at reference desk.
48 short manuscripts; many are literary. These were all microfilmed together. List available in binder at reference desk.
- "X" Mss: includes about 1000 Hebrew Mss.
- Smith Hebrew Mss: about 12, mostly scrolls: not cataloged, not listed
- General Mss: about 20 manuscripts
- Smith/Plimpton - Oriental: Indic Mss
- Sanskrit manuscripts: Sanskrit Mss 1-40 (note: although in CLIO they are listed as "Smith Sanskrit," they were bought by the Libraries using the Smith fund in 1961.
- 257 manuscripts are cataloged individually in CLIO (get them by searching under call number for "Smith."
- David E. Pingree, Catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscripts at Columbia University (New York: American Institute of Buddhist Studies, not yet published as of December 2008; RBML holds a copy of the manuscript version at the reference desk)
- H. I. (Horace Irvin) Poleman, Census of Indic manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn., American Oriental society, 1938).
Samaritan Mss 1 and 2 (and reference to two more in s.l.). See information in binder at reference desk.
Syriac Mss 1-2. See information in binder at reference desk.
Tibetan Mss 1-6 and a few in Smith Indic. See information in binder at reference desk.
Includes some other non-western languages, including Turkish (X895.4), Swahili, and others.
Western Manuscripts post-1600
Medieval and Renaissance materials constitute a separate unit; the western material listed below dates after 1600.
There are cards in the manuscript/document card file in RBML reference area for these manuscripts, under author. There is also a shelf list card file for each collection. For General Manuscripts, there is also a binder at the reference desk with indexes by date and by language.
|Collection||Description||Number of manuscripts|
|Park Benjamin Mss||Literary||6|
|Berol||Manuscript and printed books made at Ephrata Cloister, PA||12|
|Dramatic Museum Mss||Theater||84|
|Gaelic Mss||Short, mainly literary, mss; microfilmed together.||48|
|General Manuscripts||Post-1600 manuscripts in all languages and subjects||180|
|Bronson Howard Mss||Theater||1|
|Jeanne d’Arc Mss||Joan of Arc||33|
|Johnson Mss||Mostly manuscripts by King’s College President Samuel Johnson.||75|
|Kilroe Mss||Codex Mss.||36|
|Plimpton Post-1600 Mss||Education||127|
|Smith Documents||Includes deeds, receipts, and indentures, many
property-related, and date from 1122 to 1883.
|2000 (ca. 1500 post-1600)|
|Smith Post-1600 Mss||Mathematics||102|
|Typographic Mss||Printing and allied arts||30|
|Witmark Mss||Musical theater||12|
|X Mss||See book collection page for more information.||2300|