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Papers of W.Y. Evans-Wentz

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Papers of W.Y. Evans-Wentz, including:
  1. Pocket-books, containing intermittent diary entries, travel notes, and some verse, 1907-1938
  2. Letters to Evans-Wentz, 1902-38
  3. Annotated proofs of Evans-Wentz, The fairy-faith in Celtic countries (Oxford etc., 1911)
  4. Extracts concerning folklore, not used in The fairy-faith
  5. Articles, addresses, pocket-books and excercises containing notes on Celtic subjects and folklore
  6. Verse by Evans-Wentz
  7. Transcripts and translations of oriental, mainly Tibetan, texts
  8. Texts and notes, mainly on yoga and Buddhism
  9. Photographs of Evans-Wentz and friends and of scenes and people in India
  10. Miscellaneous issues of The Buddhist Chronicle, Ceylon, many containing articles by Evans-Wentz, 1922-1924

Dates

  • 1902-1983

Extent

78 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. b. 393].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. misc. b. 393, c. 841-845, d. 1238-1247, e. 1349-1367, f. 799-832; Eng. lett. c. 577-578; Eng. poet. d. 232, e. 180-183, f. 40-41

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13659

Biographical / Historical

Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz (1878-1965) was an anthropologist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bequeathed, with some Oriental manuscripts (now in the Department of Oriental Books, Bodleian Library) and artefacts (now on loan to the Ashmolean Museum) by Evans-Wentz, 1965. Many of the books and papers bequeathed were found to be so badly damaged by damp that they had to be destroyed.

Bibliography

  • The papers were used by Ken Winkler in Pilgrim of the clear light. The biography of Dr Walter Y. Evans-Wentz (Berkeley, California, 1982).
Title
Papers of W.Y. Evans-Wentz
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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