Papers of W.Y. Evans-Wentz
Papers of W.Y. Evans-Wentz, including:
- Pocket-books, containing intermittent diary entries, travel notes, and some verse, 1907-1938
- Letters to Evans-Wentz, 1902-38
- Annotated proofs of Evans-Wentz, The fairy-faith in Celtic countries (Oxford etc., 1911)
- Extracts concerning folklore, not used in The fairy-faith
- Articles, addresses, pocket-books and excercises containing notes on Celtic subjects and folklore
- Verse by Evans-Wentz
- Transcripts and translations of oriental, mainly Tibetan, texts
- Texts and notes, mainly on yoga and Buddhism
- Photographs of Evans-Wentz and friends and of scenes and people in India
- Miscellaneous issues of The Buddhist Chronicle, Ceylon, many containing articles by Evans-Wentz, 1922-1924
Language of Materials
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.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 43358-435.
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.
- The papers were used by Ken Winkler in Pilgrim of the clear light. The biography of Dr Walter Y. Evans-Wentz (Berkeley, California, 1982).
- Papers of W.Y. Evans-Wentz
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description