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Faculty Library Archive Collections

Engraved letterhead of a Sinhalese woman, 1866
Engraved letterhead of a Sinhalese woman, 1866 (ref: RD D/8)

The library holds a number of archive collections, comprising records of institutions and papers of individuals connected with the Middle East and Asia. The collections date mainly from from the 19th and 20th centuries and are particularly strong in the areas of Pali studies.

Archives are only available to researchers by prior appointment in the reading room of the library during normal opening hours. Please note that we are unable to provide copies of any of the archive material. Enquiries about access should be addressed to the Librarian.

Catalogues and indexes to the collections may be consulted here:



Man in southern Arabia, undated
Man in southern Arabia, undated (ref: Thomas photographs)



In the course of cataloguing the collections, the opportunity has been taken to box the archives and house them in acid-free envelopes purchased thanks to financial assistance from the East of England Museum, Libraries and Archive Council (EEMLAC).

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Page date: 14 November, 2008