Scope and Contents
The collection includes palm leaf manuscripts in Burmese and Lao Tham scripts, Burmese, Shan and Lao folding books, Shan manuscripts on silk paper, Chinese documents, letters and maps and ephemera collected by Scott during his time in the Far East. Also included are reports and correspondence relating to Scott's administrative duties in Burma.
- 1750-1910 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access
Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
Language of Materials
Other Finding Aids
This catalogue is an ongoing project carried out by Dr William Pruitt and Frank Bowles. More catalogue entries are being added on a regular basis. A hard copy handlist of the whole collection is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. A transliteration table for the Pali and Burmese scripts found in this catalogue is available at http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/manuscripts/Transliteration.pdf
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Scott Collection was given to the University Library by Scott in 1935.
- Language of description
- Script of description