[INDOLOGY] Chambers MS collection?

Martin Gansten martin.gansten at pbhome.se
Thu May 30 06:15:36 UTC 2013

Many thanks to all who replied, on and off the list, with helpful 
advice. I have tried a couple of the addresses mentioned and am waiting 
for a response.

Incidentally, the replies of Madhav Deshpande and Rosane Rocher below 
never reached me: I became aware of them only through their being quoted 
in Michael Witzel's post. I don't know why this should be -- could list 
administrators shed any light? Perhaps there have been other replies, 
too, that I have missed?

Martin Gansten

Michael Witzel skrev 2013-05-30 00:04:
> You can try with the director of the Orient section of the
> Staatsbibliothek (former Royal Prussian Library),
> Hartmut-Ortwin Feistel, but I think he has since retired:
> h-o.feistel AT sbb.spk-berlin.de <http://sbb.spk-berlin.de>
> Or, perhaps better, try Gerhard Ehlers at the Academy; he is heavily
> involved with the description ofStaatsbibliotkek's Staatsbibliotek's
> Indian MSS:
> Gerhard Ehlers <gerhard.ehlers  AT sbb.spk-berlin.de
> <http://sbb.spk-berlin.de>>
> M.WItzel
> On May 29, 2013, at 8:30 AM, Madhav Deshpande wrote:
>> If I remember correctly, I obtained photographs of a manuscript of the
>> Śaunakīya Caturādhyāyikā from the Chambers' Collection from
>> Staatsbibliothek Prussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin.  This happened
>> probably some thirty years ago, but I am sure you can contact them to
>> find out about the current availability of manuscript-photographs.
>> Madhav Deshpande
>> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 7:24 PM, Rosane Rocher <rrocher at sas.upenn.edu
>> <mailto:rrocher at sas.upenn.edu>> wrote:
>>     I am sorry.  I only know the history of the collection.  I have
>>     had occasion to read former Fort William College Sanskrit MSS in
>>     the Asiatic Society in Calcutta, but not Chambers or any other MSS
>>     in Berlin.
>>     Best wishes for success,
>>     Rosane

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