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Spooner (David Brainerd) Papers
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Series 1. Correspondence

 

Subseries 1.1 : Letters of D. B. Spooner Feb.1899 - Jan. 1922

Arrangement note

arranged chronologically
box 1

Outgoing Feb. 1899 - Dec. 1916

Physical Description: 27 Folders
box 2, folder 28 - 44

Outgoing Jan. 1917 - Jan. 1922

 

Subseries 1.2 : Letters concerning D. B. Spooner, letter notes, letter fragments

box 2, folder 45

Outgoing letter fragments

box 2, folder 46

Miscellaneous letter notes

box 2, folder 47

Letters concerning D. B. Spooner

box 2, folder 48-52

Subseries 1.3 : Letters to D. B. Spooner

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by author and chronologically under each.
 

Series 2. Articles and Poems

box 3, folder 53

Subseries 2.1 : Distribution List for Spooner Articles

box 3, folder 54-93

Subseries 2.2 : Articles arranged alphabetically by title

 

The American Boarding School

 

Analytical Index to the Legends and Devices on Indian Seals

 

A Critical Study of Mallinatha's Commentary on the Meghadula

 

The Bodh Gaya Plaque

 

Bricks in India

 

The Buddha Relics in Japan

 

Buddhism and Parseeism

 

The Charbinda

 

The Dasyavah of Behar

 

The Dedarganu Image now in Patna Museum

 

The Discovery of Kanishka's Vihara

 

The Field of Indian Archaeology

 

The Fravashi of Gautama

 

The Hindu Saturnalia

 

Indian Archaeology

 

Indian Linguistics

 

The Indian Reform Scheme in

 

Its Relations

 

The Indira of Bankim Chandra

 

The Iranian Element in Ancient India

 

The Iranian Element in Early India

 

The Kiratarjuniya of Bharavi Magh Mela

 

Merv and Meru

 

Mauna, Mauni and Maunindra

 

The Mrigadava at Sarnath

 

On a Houseboat in Kashmir

 

Origin of Indian Art

 

A Plea for the Bandit

 

Quaint Stories from the Japanese

 

Reply to Professor Keith

 

Review of the Household Troops

 

Short Discription of work in India

 

Short Guide to the Archaeological Galleries in the Indian Museum, Calcutta

 

Some English Speaking Birds in India

 

Stanford University

 

Mr. Tatan Tata's Excavations at Pataliputra

 

The Triarchic Faith

 

Varieties of the Visnu Image

 

Vedic Notes

 

Who Were the Prasioi?

 

Subseries 2.3 : Fragments of articles, notes on books, poems

box 4-5, folder 94 - 107

Fragments and single pages of articles by D. B. Spooner

box 4-5, folder 108

Gazatteer Appendix to the Index

box 4-5, folder 109 - 111

Notes on Books

box 4-5, folder 112 - 123

Poems

 

Series 3. Research Material

 

Subseries 3.1 : Notebooks and typescript copies of Spooner's works on Buddhism and Indian Religion

box 5

Four notebooks with typescript annotated by hand on “Gautama the Archi-Magus”

box 5

Two sheafs of typescript on “Gautama the Archi-Magus”

box 6

Selections from the Poet Hali, Pearls and Cowrie Shells (poems by D. B. Spooner), Kiratarjuniya of Bharavi (prose translation and blank verse) manuscript, Manuscript Register of Dated Indian Images, Dr. Lee's Career by Miles Chapin

box 7

Three notebooks typescript and manuscript entitled “The Gods of Hindustan”

 

Subseries 3.2 : Notebooks, also typescript copies of Zoroastrian Period of Indian History

box 7, folder 124

Manuscript on Zoroastrian Period of Indian History

box 7, folder 125

Manuscript on Zoroastrian Period of Indian History

box 7, folder 126

Temple Types in Tirhut

 

Subseries 3.3 : Research materials in notebooks

box 8

Manuscript copies of a chronological history of India

 

Subseries 3.4 : Notebooks and studies of Asian Languages, booklets in various languages

box 9

Language Notebooks

Scope and Contents note

Six notebooks and two folders containing smaller notebooks on Asian, especially Indian languages
box 10

Language Study Notes

box 10, folder 129-133

Studies of Asian languages

box 10, folder 134

Booklets in Japanese

box 10, folder 135-137

Booklets and Documents in Indian Languages

box 10, folder 138

Register of Chinese Characters as Used by the Japanese

 

Series 4. Newspaper Clippings

Scope and Contents note

Large scrapbook filled with clippings. Also loose clippings in the front of the scrapbook.
box 10

Scrapbook

Scope and Contents note

Scrapbook filled with newspaper clippings. Most clippings pertain to the discovery of the remains of Buddha
 

Series 5. Memorabilia

box 11

Subseries 5.1 : Personal papers and documents of D. B. Spooner and Mrs. D. B. Spooner. Memorabilia

Scope and Contents note

Personal Papers and documents of D. B. Spooner and Mrs. Spooner. Diaries of Spooner which were kept while he was at Stanford and while he was in Japan. Container consists of folders 139-155
 

Subseries 5.2 : Buddhist Sermon, Chinese Scroll

box 11, folder 156

Satipatthana Buddha's Sermon on Meditation written on wooden strips

 

Framed picture of D. B. Spooner. Framed picture of Ronald Shay?

box 11, folder 157

Burmese horoscope (jātā) manuscript recording the birth of a son in 1879, incised on palm leaf 1879

box 11, folder 158

Chinese scroll, rolled, contains writing in Chinese

 

Subseries 5.3 : Photographs of Japan and India

Physical Location: Oversize material has not been assigned box and folder numbers. Contact department for access details.
 

Photographs of Japan and Japanese students

 

Photographs of Indian archaeological remains, religious edifices, D. B. Spooner, Mrs. Spooner, and various collegues of D. B. Spooner

 

Oversized photos of Japan and India. One photo of the Dali Lama holding the casket containing the remains of Buddha

Physical Location: This container is stored in file case for oversized material.
 

Subseries 5.4 : Chinese Scroll

Physical Location: Oversize material has not been assigned box and folder numbers. Contact department for access details.
 

Chinese Scroll

Physical Location: This scroll is filed in the case for oversized material.