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Chinese manuscript notebook, undated - possibly first half of 19th century

 Item — Box: CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0115

Scope and Contents

Small concertina notebook in Chinese, manuscript. Bought in an Oxfam bookshop for 3£. Could be a notebook kept by someone who was fitting out a ship for a voyage, or some similar occupation. The notebook has separate sets of ink and pencil Chinese characters, and so perhaps the book has been used for two separate projects. A few pages have what appear to be pencilled English translations of a few characters and occasional transcriptions in Arabic numerals.

Dates

  • undated - possibly first half of 19th century

Language of Materials

Unidentified variety of Chinese with a few annotations in English.

Physical Description

The case of the notebook is made of paper covered in what looks like early 19th century calico book-cloth. It has a pasted paper label with Chinese characters in ink. The paper has laid mesh watermarks but would appear to be cheaply made.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Extent

1 notebook

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in May 2018. Accession no SC-Acc-2018-0115.

Physical Description

The case of the notebook is made of paper covered in what looks like early 19th century calico book-cloth. It has a pasted paper label with Chinese characters in ink. The paper has laid mesh watermarks but would appear to be cheaply made.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin, using information from the donor's accompanying letter.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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