Manuscripts: 2 letters in Maguindanaoan in Arabic script.Early printed books: about 30 pre-20th century titles, mostly Christian works printed by mission presses.Modern printed books and periodicals: while books in Tagalog and other Philippine languages are held in OIOC, the main BL RS&CD collections have substantial holdings of western-language printed books on the Philippines.The India Office Records of OIOC holds material relating to Sulu in the late 18th century.
History and development
Acquired by purchase from the 19th century onwards.
The two 18th-century manuscript letters from Maguindanao bear the two of the earliest Islamic Philippine seals known. The collection of pre-20th century printed books contains some rare items.
General arrangement and access regulations
The collection is organised into the following sections: manuscripts, printed books and periodicals.
Subjects of the
Regions of Asia
South East Asia.
Languages of material
Iloko, Philippine (Other), Tagalog.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Arts, Communication and media, Education, Geography, History, Language, Law, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Politics and government, Recreation, Religion, Sociology, Travel, Women.
and Size of Collection
Books, Manuscripts, Maps (includes all types of cartographic material), Serials.
Total size of collection
2 manuscripts, 1000 monographs, 11 periodical titles
Size of collection - vernacular