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Account of the Antiquities at Mahavellipooram [Mahabalipur, near Madras]

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MS. Add. C. 91
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'Account of the Antiquities at Mahavellipooram [Mahabalipur, near Madras] by a Bramin [see below] sent thither ... by C. Mackenzie, 1803', including a 'Historical account... compiled from the Statu-Pooranums and the verbal information of the Bramins at Mavellipooram & Patcha Jeertum in May 1803' and a 'Particular List of the Gods, Goddesses ... and other sculptures now remaining ... taken by C. Letchman Bramin in May 1803' (fol. 10v): all copied out, perhaps by C. Mackenzie.

(fols. 23-76) are blank.

The volume reversed contains recommendations made to 'the Board' by members of the Committee of the Madras College (of teachers?) in 1826, with short notes in answer: also some scribbled English verses.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1803


87 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 91, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. C. 91

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18651


'Account of the Antiquities at Mahavellipooram [Mahabalipur, near Madras]...', written in A.D. 1803.

Biographical / Historical

Colin Mackenzie (1753–1821) was a military engineer and surveyor.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 28721.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library in 1859 for 15s.

Physical Facet

On paper


13 × 8 1/4 in.

Account of the Antiquities at Mahavellipooram [Mahabalipur, near Madras]
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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