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Correspondence of Charles Taylor (1840-1908), Master of St. John's College, Cambridge

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7308

Scope and Contents

Letters concerning the purchase of a copy of the block-printed collection of Tibetan Buddhist literature known as the Kanjur (bKa' 'gyur) by Cambridge University Library; included in the collection is a receipt for Charles Taylor's gift in the sum of £275. The Kanjur in question is now located at Cambridge University Library Tibetan.1-104. [Some alternative transiterations of the name of the Tibetan Canon are bKángjur, kang-gyur, kan-jur, Kangyur or bka'-'gyur].


  • Creation: 1907


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1 collection (paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles Taylor's widow, Mrs Margaret Sophia Taylor (1877-1962) in 1951

Related Materials

Taylor's gift of the Kanjur is now located at Cambridge University Library Tibetan.1-104

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Repository Details

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