B.D.K Saldin Collection of Malay Manuscripts [mid 19th century]

Description: Manuscripts not dated but probably from mid 19th century. They are part of a larger collection owned by BDK Saldin, including a printed book missing opening pages-no date visible but likely from around the same period. Manuscripts are compendiums of Islamic texts, including stories of the prophets, charms and theological materials. Collection also includes a dictionary with a short grammar of the Malay language written for foreigners, possibly missionaries. Extent and format of original material: 2 manuscripts. Physical characteristics of original material: The manuscripts are in relatively good condition, bound and written in ink that has not faded. Both are written by several different hands.

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  • Compendium of religious texts [mid 19th century]

    File Ref: EAP450/1/1
    Description: A collection of various texts. Many seem to be theological in nature. The manuscript is written by several hands. Has signature of Baba Deen Singalaxana. Further research needed to determine exact content. Extent and format of original materia ...
  • Compendium of religious texts [mid 19th century]

    File Ref: EAP450/1/2
    Description: Contains a variety of texts. Many seem to be theological in nature. Also included are two pages written in Javanese, the first evidence that the language was still known or at least copied in the 19th century.Some illustrations, different text ...