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Gaselee Coptic Collection

Collection Details

Gaselee Coptic Collection held at University of Cambridge Christ's College Old Library [Institution record]

Description of Collection

Content description

The collection includes about 350 printed books (including a collection of bibles), primarily concerned with Coptic language, history, and religious pratice; 20 manuscripts (some unidentified) in Coptic and Arabic relating to Coptic liturgical practices; and a large number of academic pamphlets from the first half of the twentieth century, concerned with Coptic studies.

History and development

Gaselee's books, manuscripts, and pamphlets were acquired upon his death in 1943. No further material has been added.

Strengths

The collection relates primarily to Coptic language and religious practices.

General arrangement and access regulations

The collection is housed on closed-access shelves in the Old Library.

Subjects of the Collection

Regions of Asia

Near & Middle East and North Africa.

Countries

Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia.

Languages of material

Arabic, Coptic, Egyptian (Ancient), English, French, German, Greek, Modern (1453-), Italian.

Subjects

Language, Religion.

Names relevant to the collection:

Gaselee, Stephen, Sir, d. 1943

Collection Material and Size of Collection

Material Types

Books, Manuscripts, Serials.

Total size of collection

About 350 volumes, 20 manuscripts, and 100 pamphlets.

Collection Management Information

The collection is not being actively developed.

Content date range

1438 to 1943 AD

Collection Catalogue Information

Catalogue

A card catalogue of the collection may be consulted in the Old Library.

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