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Pre-1850 Western manuscripts

 Collection — other: 33 items
Identifier: 11-MWalB02545

Scope and Contents

The pre-1850 Western manuscripts collection contains handwritten works from the twelfth century to the mid-nineteenth century, on subjects including Christianity, Judaica, music, art, English history and law, American history, Italian history, French history, German history, classics,  philosophy, literature, sartorialism, and the history of science.


  • 1150-1850
  • Majority of material found in 1450-1850

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.


5.00 Linear Feet

33 items other_unmapped

33.00 Items


For more information about each item, please consult the item descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Method of Acquisition

The materials in this collection were the gifts of various donors.

Adam Rutledge
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections