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Guide to the W. Y. (Walter Yeeling)Evans-Wentz Buddhism and eastern religions collection, ca.1600-1922
Special Collections M0205  
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Description
Description: A collection relating to the religions of Asia, principally Ceylon. The bulk of the collection consists of items gathered by Mr. Evans-Wentz, including palm-leaf manuscripts, pamphlets, photographs.
Background
Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz, born February 2, 1878 in Trenton, New Jersey, attended Stanford University where he received his B.A. and his M.A. Evans-Wentz travelled extensively in Mexico, Europe, and the Far East. He spent several years in Tibet where he became a Buddhist monk. He was a pioneer in the field of Tibetan Buddhism and authored several books on the subject.
Extent
20 linear ft.
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights are held by Stanford University. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
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