[INDOLOGY] Chambers MS collection?

Rosane Rocher rrocher at sas.upenn.edu
Mon May 27 10:01:22 UTC 2013

The collection of Sir Robert Chambers was acquired by the Berlin Library 
in 1843.

After the closing of Fort William College, most of its collection of 
manuscripts remained in Calcutta in the collections of the Asiatic Society.

Rosane Rocher

On 5/27/13 5:42 AM, Martin Gansten wrote:
> In 'Indische Studien', vol. 2 (1853), p. 245, Albrecht Weber writes 
> about a new manuscript in the 'Chambers collection':
> […] ein neues, sehr schönes, aber häufig fehlerhaftes Mspt der 
> Chambers’schen Sammlung nro. 184, welches auf 226 fol. den Hâyanaratna 
> „Perle des Jahres” enthält, und Samvat 1834 Çâka 1699 d. i. 1777 
> geschrieben ist. Der Verfasser des Werkes heisst Balabhadra […]
> He adds that the same work is found in 'Fort Will. nr. 262'. Does 
> anyone know the collections to which Weber is referring, and where 
> they (in particular, the Hāyanarantna MS mentioned above) may be found 
> today?
> Many thanks in advance,
> Martin Gansten
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