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Dartmouth Digital Collections: Manuscripts & Typescripts

The following is an index of manuscripts and typescripts currently available through the Dartmouth Digital Library Program, ordered by date. All are free and available to the public online.


Excerpt from Brut Chronicles manuscript.Chronicles of England. [The Brut Chronicle]. ca. 1425-1450.

A legendary history of England. Medieval manuscript -- 121 leaves: parchment. Composed in Anglo-Norman sometime after 1272, then extended to 1333, and, finally, in about 1400 translated into English; includes second continuation, believed to have been written around 1430, that extends the account from 1377 to 1419.

 


Excerpt from Terence manuscript.Terence. Comoediae sex cum argumentis. 1462.

Six plays of the Roman writer Terence. Medieval manuscript -- 91 leaves: parchment. Written in Ferrara. Illuminated capitals and marginal commentaries throughout.

 


Book of HoursWestern Manuscripts. various dates, pre-1600.

Descriptions and selected images from Dartmouth's collection of early manuscripts. The manuscripts represent a variety of types, formats, styles, and hands, demonstrating the development of the written word from its earliest times.

 


Occom journal pageManuscripts Related to Samson Occom and Eleazar Wheelock's Early Indian Students. 1740s-1790s.

Letters and other documents to, from, and concerning Samson Occom (1723-1792), from the 1740s to the early 1790s. Includes discussion of the formation and early years of Dartmouth College. 

Please also see The Occom Circle, an ongoing digital scholarly edition of works by and about Samson Occom. 

 


Perry PortraitCorrespondence of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. 1761-1865.

Correspondence to, from, and concerning Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), a United States naval commander famed for his victories in the War of 1812.

 


Dartmouth College CharterDartmouth College Charter. 1769.

Image and transcription of the charter for Dartmouth College, signed by Theodore Atkinson and John Wentworth on December 13, 1769.

 


Letter by John McCoyJohn McCoy Family Papers. 1847-1899.

The John McCoy Family papers contain letters, discharge papers, and pension payment records from 1847-1899. The letters describe John McCoy's time as a Union soldier in the US Civil War while stationed in North Carolina and at hospitals in North Carolina and Rhode Island. The letters also include descriptions of his ongoing health problems, his family back home in Quebec as well and financial problems facing the family.

 


Page from Volume 3Sino-Viet Ritual Texts. 1924.

These three unique manuscripts of rituals in classical Chinese and Vietnamese Nom are traceable to medieval China. One of the manuscripts can be dated to 1924. They contain practical Buddhist-Taoist rituals on death, healing and natural disasters. The manuscripts contain Chinese calligraphy from different calligraphers, colorful illustrations and inserts written in Vietnamese Nom. Their origin is unknown.

 


From the Stone Family PapersThe Stone Family Papers. 1571-1933. 

The papers of the Stone family contain parchment indentures, covenants, probate deeds and wills, manuscript notes, letters, receipts and invoices. The documents chronicle the legal transactions of Richard Stone (circa 1570-1653) of Clayhanger, Devon and Chipstable, Somerset, England and his descendants.

 


Portrait of Charles Daniel TenneyThe Papers of Charles Daniel Tenney. 1907-1925.

Includes essays, speeches and translations concerning Tenney's time in China as well as his views on education, the tensions between Christian missions and Confucianism, criticism of the Chinese language and writing system, criticism of the 1911 revolution and the founding of the Chinese Republic, as well as Tenney's thoughts on the Jewish colony and tablets at Keifeng. Additionally, included is Tenney's typescript copy of Bishop George Smith's translation of the Keifeng Jewish Tablets.

 


A page scan from the Japanese Press Translations collection.Press Translations, Japan. 1945-1946

Press Translations / Japan was produced by the General Headquarters, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, Allied Translator and Interpreter Section during the U.S. Occupation of post-World War II Japan. It consists of English summaries or full translations of newspaper articles and editorials from November 1945 to June 1946. This searchable database contains incomplete holdings of four series of the translations: Economic, Editorial, Political, and Social.

 


Picture from Stefansson's Expedition.Stefansson, Vilhjalmur (1879-1962). The Encyclopedia Arctica (1947-1951).

A color facsimile and searchable full text version of an unpublished Arctic encyclopedia, sponsored in the 1940s by the U.S. Office of Naval Research. The 15-volume Encyclopedia covers many scientific, geographic, zoological, and ethnographical subjects, and includes maps, diagrams, and biographies of important Arctic figures. For additional Stefansson materials, see Images (1906-1918) from The Stefansson Collection of Arctic Photographs.

 


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