help with Simhala script ms

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Tue Dec 30 20:26:35 UTC 2003

Another library has sent me photocopies of two pages of a Simhala script
palmleaf manuscript, whose contents they have no idea of.  Our Simhala
cataloger is unable to read it.  The script is highly cursive but to my
eye neat and potentially legible.  Is there anyone who could help the
library find out what it is so that it may be cataloged?


Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D.
Senior Reference Librarian
Southern Asia Section
Asian Division
Library of Congress
Jefferson Building 150
101 Independence Ave., S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4810
tel. 202-707-3732
fax 202-707-1724
athr at
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