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Title Oriental Manuscripts Associated With William Jenks
Reference L452
Library Boston Athenaeum
Collection Collection of Arabic and Oriental Manuscripts, c.1799-c.1830
Date c.1799-c.1830
Description Letters, legal documents, historical or religious commentaries and devotional literature associated with William Jenks, founder of the American Oriental Society. He was one of several missionaries and scholars who visited the East and collected or copied original manuscripts, which they sent to Boston for study or publication.
Document Type Ephemera
Theme(s) Education; Religion, Faith and Philosophy; Cultural Exchange
Keywords language, study, script, religion, law, document, letter, history, soap, nankeen, vocabulary
Countries China; USA
Ports Guangzhou, China; Boston, USA
Copyright Boston Athenaeum