Guide to the W. Y. (Walter Yeeling) Evans-Wentz Papers , 1894-1961 M0278

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
1999; revised 2022
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: W. Y. (Walter Yeeling) Evans-Wentz Papers
Identifier/Call Number: M0278
Physical Description: 10 Linear Feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Date (inclusive): 1894-1961

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Estate of Walter Y. Evans-Wentz, 1978.

Biographical / Historical

Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz helped to develop Western understanding of Oriental religions, primarily Tibetan Buddhism. He was born February 2, 1878 in Trenton, New Jersey where he spent his childhood, completing elementary school in June, 1892. After less than two years of high school, Wentz decided to become a journalist. He dropped out and enrolled in commercial courses at business colleges in Jacksonville, Florida and Trenton, New Jersey. Working his way across the United States in various newspaper offices, he followed his family, who had recently settled in La Mesa, California, westward. Having decided that he was not well-suited to journalism, he arrived in Palo Alto in the academic year 1901-1902, hoping to gain admittance to the recently--established Stanford University.
Since Wentz had not completed high school, he was forced to make up deficiencies through special studies under various tutors. In May 1902 he passed an exam in English composition at Stanford, thus enabling him to submit an application for admittance to the University as a special student. Wentz graduated in Autumn 1906 (the graduation ceremonies having been postponed due to the severe earthquake that had demolished many of Stanford's buildings in April); he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. While at Stanford, Wentz wrote many poems, several extolling California in general and Stanford in particular, that were published, as were a couple of essays, in the Sequoia a student literary publication. As a Stanford undergraduate, Wentz strongly believed that mankind had a great potentiality for spiritual and moral goodness if educated men would actively work to alleviate the social ills. He was impressed with Mrs. Leland Stanford's dream that the University's Memorial Church would encourage the students' highest spiritual ideals without being involved in denominational squabbles. Having been raised a Unitarian in the tradition of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Wentz fit right in with the religious ideals fostered at Stanford. In his senior year he helped found the Social Service Club and served as its first president with Chaplain Gardiner as the advisor. Only a month after its founding, the Club had its first opportunity for social action by helping the victims of the San Francisco Earthquake find food and shelter.
Wentz majored in English and became interested in Celtic influences on English literature. His advisor, Professor Newcomer, encouraged Wentz to pursue this interest by working for a Master's degree during the academic year 1906-1907. Another professor with a great influence on Wentz's development, William James, was a visiting professor at Stanford in the spring semester 1906 and taught an introductory course in Philosophy. From James, Wentz developed an interest in the study of religious experience and the philosophical idea of a panpsychic reality permeating all of human existence. What was always a philosophical possibility for James became a religious probability for Wentz. After receiving his M.A. in June 1907, Wentz went to Europe. He earned the Docteur-es-Lettres in 1909 at the University of Rennes for literary work in the field of Celtic folk-lore. At this time Wentz affirmed his own part-Celtic ancestry by adding Evans to his name. A year later he earned his Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Oxford University for work on the Celtic fairy-faith. Evans-Wentz combined his literary work on Celtic folklore, which was begun at Stanford and concluded in France, with his anthropological study of Celtic religion and overlaid with a panpsychical theory to explain the data in his first book, The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries (London: Oxford University Press, 1911).
Between 1911 and 1917, Evans-Wentz traveled extensively through the Mediterranian countries, documenting the religious experiences of many peoples. He spent three years in Egypt, not only studying Islamic faith, but also examining some of the Coptic documents of the early Christian gnostic communities and some of the ancient Egyptian texts from Karnak.
His five-year sojourn in India, Sikkim, and Ceylon between 1917 and 1922 provided the material for his most important works. These years were for the most part not spent in the theoretical study of Tibetan Buddhism, but rather in living it to attempt to experience the life of the people on their own terms. He climbed mountains with pilgrims who were imploring the deities to cure them of their maladies, visited various ashrams, and became a Buddhist novice monk in Sikkim between 1920 and 1922. Despite his close proximity to the religious rituals of the Indian people, he always remained the carefully-trained anthropologist who evaluated his data in a scholarly manner, attempting to illuminate the Buddhist religious experience in light of Western religious phenomena. In recognition of his contribution to scholarship the honorary degree of Doctor of Science in Comparative Religion was conferred by Oxford University in 1931. Thus, when Evans-Wentz first met Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup in Sikkim, he recognized the Lama as a Buddhist scholar whose piety was beyond question. At the time of their first encounter, the Lama was involved in translating several important Tibetan Buddhist texts into English. Evans-Wentz eventually edited these manuscripts so that they would be intelligible to the Western reader. These translations provided the material for Evans-Wentz's four most important books, Tibet's Great Yogi, Milarepa; The Tibetan Book of the Dead; Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines; and The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation (first published in London by Oxford University Press in 1928, 1929, 1935, and 1954, respectively). Together these four books have gone through at least fifteen printings or editions and there are translations of some of these works in at least five foreign languages. The years between 1922 and Evans-Wentz's death at the age of 87 on July 17, 1965 were spent editing these four books and writing a fifth book, The Sacred Mountains of the Western World (unpublished). His consuming vocation was to improve understanding between the East and the West. He traveled frequently between Oxford University, the United States, and India. In order to continue his work he laft a large portion of his estate to Stanford University. The fund provides an annual lectureship in his name on topics in the field of Oriental religion, philosophy, and ethics.
Thomas V. Peterson and William A. Clebsch
August 1970

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] W. Y. (Walter Yeeling) Evans-Wentz Papers , M0278, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford y Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Related Materials

SC0821 Evans-Wentz collection, the research Ken Winkler did in preparation for his biography of W.Y. Evans-Wentz.
M0205 Evans-Wentz Buddhism and Eastern Religions Collection -- textual works assembled during Evans-Wentz's travels relating to the religions of Asia (principally Sri Lanka, and also China, Tibet, and other parts of Southeast Asia).
M2008 Ed Reither collection of Evans-Wentz correspondence and ephemera
M1135 Yoga Institute of America

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, books, notes, printed material, ephemera, and photographs pertaining to Mahayana Buddhism. Also contains materials pertaining to Evans-Wentz's education.

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box 1, folder 1

Correspondence A-B

Scope and Contents note

(inc. G. Warrington [UNK])
box 1, folder 2

Correspondence C

Scope and Contents note

(includes Chang, Chen-Chi 10/1955 to 7/1957 7 TLS [UNK] enc. [UNK] 1 ALS [UNK] Vow of Mahamudra by Dorge Tcc from E-W to Bollingen Foundation concerning Chang
ALS from D. T. Suzuki to Chang concerning E-W)

General note

box 1, folder 3

Correspondence D

Scope and Contents note

(includes Dhammashnna, Nun ANS [UNK] Tcc The Guru Ngrjuna)
box 1, folder 4

Correspondence E-F-G

box 1, folder 5

Correspondence Lama Govinda March 1955 to June 1964

Scope and Contents note

ALS (1) TLS (8) ACS (1) Tcc Thanka of the Eight Forms of Guru Padmasambhava
box 1, folder 6

Correspondence H-J

box 1, folder 7

Correspondence J-K

box 1, folder 8

Correspondence L-M

Scope and Contents note

(includes letter from T.E. Lawrence 10/12/1916 ALS)
box 1, folder 9

Correspondence Mc-N

box 1, folder 10

Correspondence O-P

box 1, folder 11

Correspondence Q-R

box 1, folder 12

Correspondence S

Scope and Contents note

(includes Spiegelberg, Frederick 2/1952 to 10/1961 TLS (3) [UNK] TMs Tibetan Block Prints)
box 1, folder 13

Correspondence E. T. Sturdy June 1931 - May 1950

Scope and Contents note

(includes ALS from Ambrose Sturdy (son) [UNK] ALS from R.J.R. Scott (son-in-law) to Mrs. Stokes)
box 2, folder 1

Correspondence T-U-V

Scope and Contents note

(includes Verrill, Ruth 3/1959 to 5/1959 ALS (2) Msp of symbols cc A Proposal for Designation by William Coxon
box 2, folder 2

Correspondence Henry Tate February 1960 to July 1960

Container Summary: TLS (10)
box 2, folder 3

Correspondence VIP's June 1954 to April 1957

Container Summary: TLS (7) TL (2)
box 2, folder 4

Correspondence W-Z

Container Summary: ALS (2)

Scope and Contents note

(includes Waters, Frank 4/1957 to 7/1963 TLS (2) & Wentz, Lillian (sister-in-law) 2/1901 to 3/1901
box 2, folder 5

Correspondence Unidentified

box 2, folder 6

Correspondence By E-W October 1927 to March 1965

box 2, folder 7

Correspondence W/father June 1899 to June 1900

box 2, folder 8

Correspondence Legal miscellany February 1878 to September 1960

box 2, folder 9

Correspondence Concerning E-W March 1938 to February 1964

Scope and Contents note

(inc. Frank Waters to G.W. Boss)
box 2, folder 10

Misc. writings by E-W


A Voyage from SAn Diego to San Francisco Ams May 12, 1902


The Science of Environment reprint from The Theosophical Forum May 1942


Right Views Versus Wrong Views: A Confutative Critique of The Tibetan Book of the Dead printed by the Griffin & Richmond Printing Co., Ltd, Ontario, Canada


Remarks made by E-W at the conclusion of Dr. John Gayner Banks' lecture on Contemporary Religion Tms September 25, 1944


Confidence and Peace and Security reprint from The Theosophica Forum, Nov-45

Container Summary: (3)

Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa reprinted from The Maha Bodhi April - May 1950

Container Summary: (2)

Confidence, Peace and Security World Buddhism September 1943


Foreward to Immortal Man by John N. East Ams July 1960


Foreward (The Light from the East) to The American Philosopher Tms


Foreward to a volume of American-born messages from Meher Baba of India Tms (1) Tcc (1) Ams (1)

box 2, folder 11

Misc. articles by others


The Appeal, unidentified author T


Ibbotson, Ruth, The Art of Meditation Tms


Extracts from The Theosophical Society - address delivered by Col. H. S. Olcott, President Theosophical Society Tcc

box 3, folder 1

Diaries: 1894, 1895, 1896, Jan 1897 - May 1899

box 3, folder 2

Diaries: May 26, 1899-Jun 30, 1899, Jun 30, 1899-Aug 9, 1899, Aug 10, 1899-Jun 1, 1900, Jun 1, 1900-Jul 15, 1900

box 3, folder 3

Diaries: Jul 19, 1900-Aug 23, 1900, Aug 1900-Sep 1901, Sep 1901-Feb 1902, Jan 1902-Oct 2, 1903

box 3, folder 4

Bank book 1939-1943


Address books

Container Summary: (2)

Notes on Ultra-violet rays

Container Summary: (1P)

Books referring to my books for library

Container Summary: (1p list)

Notes on readings


Notes on Mrs. McCollum's health lectures, San Diego, 1943


Bibliography and notes of readings in San Diego: Notes on Dr. Hononseck's lectures on health


On Mexico (Scholastic note book)


Book I: notes on readings

Container Summary: (blue notepad)

Notes on readings

Container Summary: (Memorandum - brown notepad)

Notes on lectures by T.R. Gaines 1961


Notes on Mrs. Holmes lectures 1942

box 4, folder 1

Essays & papers (academic) 1902-1903

box 4, folder 2

Essays & papers (academic) 1904

box 4, folder 3-4

Essays & papers (academic) 1905

box 4, folder 5



Certificate for promotion from seventh grade, Trenton, NJ 1892


Recommendation for High School Teacher's Certificate, Stanford 190[UNK]


Duplicate recommendaton for High School Teacher's Certificate


Stanford University Fifteenth Annual Commencement program, 1906


Phi Beta Kappa - Beta of California Chapter in Stanford booklet


Envelope from Harvard University addressed to E-W


To whom it may concern letter from David Starr Jordan, Stanford Sep-22

Container Summary: (copy)

To whom it may concern letter from O.L. Elliott, Stanford 1922

Container Summary: ([UNK])

To whom it may concern letter from J. E. McDowell, Stanford Sep-22

Container Summary: (copy)

Certificate of Composition for University Dues from University of Oxford, February 1931


University Registry letter, Oxford March 1930


Maha Bodhi Society of India Diploma February 1956


Ballot for election of officers, class of 1906 dated Sept 1905


Calling card of E-W of Jesus College, Oxford and Stanford Univ


Phi Beta Kappa Notice April 1906


Envelope from county superintendent of schools, Los Angeles to E-W


Envelope marked 1906 commencement


Certificate from University of Oxford for Bachelor of Science plus envelope June 1910


Certificate of Phi Beta Kappa membership, Fairclough and Elliott o Stanford, April 12, 1906


Diploma from The Universal Brotherhood and Theosophical Society January 6, 1903

box 4, folder 6

Fragment of Oxford Graduation gown

box 4, folder 7

Articles on Eastern & other Religions by E-W & others


Preface to The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Container Summary: (specimen pages)

Review of Tibet's Great Yog Milarepa by H. Lee Shuttleworth


Review in Reviews and Notices of Tibet's Great Yog Milarepa


Dharmapala, Angarika The, The Buddhist Empire of Asoka the Great 1909


Evans-Wentz, W.Y., La Idea de La Reencarnacion


Sheet listing three books on Tibetan Religion and Yoga Practices by E-W


Edge, H.T. Reincarnation and Christianity article


H.P., Simplicity of the Fundamental article


Theosophical items of Interest to both sides


Hansen, Louis A., Why I am a Vegetarian

Container Summary: pamphlet

Essene School of Life List of Publications


Smith, Joseph, The Prophet Joseph Smith Tells His Own Story


English 8 - requirements in English 8 class


Schmiedeler, Edgar, Birth Control A Catholic View in Reader's Digest 1943


Abbreviations used in marking themes


Reincarnation, The Theosophical Society, publisher


Introduction to Tibet's Great Yog Milarepa by W. Y. Evans-Wentz


Program for Unitarian Church, Bard Hall, San Diego, CA


Bogey - publication at Stanford Univ


Who are the Mahatmans?, The Theosophical Society, publishers


Van Norman, Louis E., Our Need for an Inner Sanctuary - condensation of a lecture


The Three Wars, presented by Chas. V. Gridley Camp, No. 104


Sinica, May 1929

Container Summary: pp 63, 64, 71 72, 91, 92, 93, 94 and 2 illus.

Suddhammachari, Sister, Jaya Mangala Gth

Container Summary: pamphlet

Holdridge, Herbert C., A Message to the North American Indians


Lawrence, D. H., De-Bunking the Mexican Indian


Gaskill, Gordon, Ceylon: Isle of Delight


Verrill, Ruth Mrs. - notebook with thirty one pages of notes


Hoskin, Clarence, Tricks of Indian Monkeys on Jungle Roads


Cohen, J. M., The Craft of Dying - Cohen on The Tibetan Book of the Dead


Stover, Allan J. The Rhythm of Life March 1945

Container Summary: 2pp

Office notes from The Canadian Theosophist Jan 1945

Container Summary: 2pp

Keeler, Clyde, The Worship of Ishtar Among the Cuna Indians of San Blas pamphlet 1955

box 4, folder 8

Calling cards & misc. items


Box of visiting cards


Note of address of Mrs Victel


Various calling cards

Container Summary: (10)

Picture of Manila Cathedral


Drawing of two Oriental warriors on handmade paper


Oriental characters on handmade paper


Map with photographs surrounding the map


Program of the play Johnson Over Jordan by J. B. Priestley-Saville Theatre


Bookcover of The Tibetan Book of the Dead by E-W


Bookcover of Masked Gods by Frank Waters

box 5, folder 1-3



Tibetan rough translation of The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation


Biography of Lobzang M. Darji




Tibetan Book of Liberation

Container Summary: Notebook I

Tibetan Book of Liberation

Container Summary: Notebook II

Tibetan Book of Liberation 2nd Revision (complete text)


I Chelaship: its Nature & its Tests; the Pledge; the Paramitas; the Exalted Eightfold Path; Esoteric Discipline


II The Esoteric or Oriental School


Notes & Abstracts & Poems


American Indian Lore


Guru Pema's Life

Container Summary: I, II, III, IV, V, VI Notebooks

Translation of The Brief Precepts composed by Ugen Peme

Container Summary: (1)

Art of Prayer to the Bodhisattvas

Container Summary: (2)

The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation translated text


Notes (1) from Sarat Chandra Das, Tibetan-English Dictionary Calcutta, 1902


Notes (3) from Sarat Chandra Das, Tibetan-English Dictionary




Extracts & notes from The Urga Manuscript in translation

box 5, folder 4-5

Notes and booklets on nutrition


McCollum Laboratories Food Guide


McCollum 21-Day Miracle Menu


Brochure for A New Way of Life by Thomas Gaines


Notes to Lectures by Thomas Gaines, Mss [UNK] June 10, 1948

Container Summary: 1p of added notes

Notes on Curing Certain Tropical Diseases Mss

Container Summary: 4pp

Description of Lord of Heal ing Tibetan Painting by Almora, U.P., India Mss March 11, 1940


Extracts from the Sutra of the Lord of Healing Mss by Almora U.P. possibly

Container Summary: 4pp

Gaines, Thomas, Secrets of Cosmic Power 1947

Container Summary: 1p

Certificate of E-W for completion of course in Health Science by Paul C. Bragg 2/18/43 in envelope


Bragg, Paul Health-Vitality Youthfulness and Long Life through Nutritional Awakening

Container Summary: Ten pamphlets 2/2/43, 2/3/43, 2/4/43, 2/5/43, 2/7/43, 2/8/43, 2/9/43, 2/10/43, 2/11,43, 2/12/43

Advertisement for Life-Transforming course of Health by Thomas Gaines

Container Summary: 1p

Gaines, Thomas Scientific Breathing Principles lecture June 10, 1948

Container Summary: 1p

Gaines, Thomas, The Art of Sight Improvement June 11, 1948

Container Summary: 1p

Gaines, Thomas, 20 Important Food Facts June 12, 1948

Container Summary: 2pp

Gaines, Thomas, Special List of Corrective Meals

Container Summary: 1p

Gaines, Thomas, Rejuvenation, Youth & Beauty June 14, 1948

Container Summary: 1p

Gaines, Thomas Poise, Relaxation, Inner Peace, Brain Rejuvenation: June 14, 1948

Container Summary: 1p

Gaines, Thomas Success is for You June 15, 1948

Container Summary: 1p

Gaines, Thomas Health and Healing of Body and Mind June 15, 1948

Container Summary: 1p

Devi, Indra Class Notes on Yoga softcover book with photograph of Devi

Container Summary: 20pp

The Life and Resurrection of Jesus the Christ Coptic Fellowship of America

Container Summary: 11pp

The Chemistry of Food and its Application for Health Coptic Fellowship of America

Container Summary: 9pp

Proper Nutrition and Food Value Coptic Fellowship of America

Container Summary: 8pp

Health and Beauty Coptic Fellowship of America

Container Summary: 7pp

Bragg, Paul C. Colitis & Ulcers 1940

Container Summary: 14pp

Gaines, Thomas, The Miracle Month 1944

Container Summary: 64pp
box 6, folder 1

The Fairy Faith


Preface to the First American Edition by E-W Tms (1) cc (3)


Foreward by Geoffrey Hodson Tms 2pp, cc 5pp (1) cc 200 (2)

General note

with ms corrections
box 6, folder 2

The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation Tcc with ms corrections with cover

box 6, folder 3

Cuchama and Sacred Mountains Tcc with cover

box 6, folder 4

Photographs which are the illustrations in Cuchama and Sacred Mountains with descriptions of illustrations

box 6, folder 5

Loose typed pages with ms notes of Cuchama and Sacred Mountains

box 6, folder 6

Cuchama and Sacred Mountains Tcc without cover

box 7, folder 1

Incomplete Tms of Coochama & Sacred Mountains with cover

box 7, folder 2

Extra cc pp of Coochama & Sacred Mountains I


Extra cc pp of Coochama & Sacred Mountains II

box 7, folder 3

Ainyahita in Pearls by Otoman-Zar-Adusht-Hanish

Container Summary: 1p original and cc and cover
box 7, folder 4

Misc. handwritten notes by E-W I


Misc. handwritten notes by E-W II

box 7, folder 5

Stanford letters and writings (photocopies) 1922

box 8, folder 1

Maps & building plans


Map of tracts of isolated U.S. land applied for by E-W and newspaper Notice for Publication-Isolated Tract Public Land Sale


Map and description of land at Barrett Junction for sale by E-W


Plan for week-end house


Plan for the yoga Vidyalaya, at Birbhadra, Rishi Kesh, U.P. India (with neg)

Container Summary: (1)

Plan for pergola and surrounding grounds

Container Summary: (4)

Plan for house June 24, 1929

Container Summary: (2)

Large handmade map of land


Description of size of unidentified lot and house and cost


Description of boundary of plot leased to E-W: area 35.26


Mineral maps in area around Mt. Tecate

Container Summary: (oversize file)
box 8, folder 2 part I

Newspaper clippings & Newspapers


The Buddhist World (Colombo) April 30, 1952

Container Summary: 16pp

The Buddhist World (Colombo) see p21 for article by E-W Let There Be Understanding April 30, 1952

Container Summary: 8pp

The Buddhist World (Colombo) August 20, 1952

Container Summary: 10pp

The Buddhist World (Colombo) p7 Seek that Wisdom by E-W December 14, 1953

Container Summary: (11)

The Buddhist World (Colombo) The Vatican Condemns What Ceylon Advocates by E-W September 2, 1953

Container Summary: (19)

The Buddhist World (Colombo) July 23, 1952

Container Summary: 4pp

Misc. newsclippings 1904 59 1965


Misc. clippings concerning E-W and his family (brother and father) including a letterto the editor on Peace and War by E-W articles Let There be Further Understanding, Seek That Wisdom, The Vatican Condemns What Ceylon Advocates


New York Herald Study of the Great-Russo-Japanese Campaign in Manchuria September 11, 1904


Newspaper photos of Japanese and Russians 1904

Container Summary: (7)

The Bulletin: San Francisco map of the All-Rail Route across Europe and Asia September 18, 1902

box 8, folder 2 Part II

Newspapers (cont.)


San Francisco Chronicle, June 3, 1934

Container Summary: 6pp

The Morning Post (London) July 28, 1922,

Container Summary: 12pp

Le Journal d'Egypte, Cairo, December 15, 1938


Le Journal d'Egypte, Cairo, February 8, 1939


Le Journal d'Egypte, Cairo, February 8, 1939


Le Journal d'Egypte, Cairo, February 11, 1939


Le Journal d'Egypte, Cairo, February 11, 1939


Unidentified paper Filipino Fighter Victim of Ring Battle


The Christian Science Monitor June 9, 1943


The Buddhist World Colombo article by E-W December 3, 1952


The Buddhist World Colombo article by E-W September 2, 1953


The Buddhist World Colombo article by E-W December 14, 1953


The San Diego Union March 8, 1953


The San Diego Union March 22, 1953


The Christian Science Monitor July 6, 1959

box 8, folder 3 Part II

Photographs (Photographs of Indian (East) Schactar & priests

Container Summary: (9)
box 8, folder 4

Gold watch belonging to E-W

box 8, folder 5

photographs and postcards


Photo: Annie Besant by Wiele & Klein, Madras. (8/4/18)


The Adyar Album, views of the headquarters of the Theosophical Society. Adyar, Madras.

Container Summary: (26 pp)

Six colored [Burmese?] postcards.


Mitry's Photo studio envelope containing:

Scope and Contents note

4 [Arab?] group photos, one person of whom is probably Wentz.
1 shoulder & head view of Wentz, printed as postcard.

Kodak film wallet containing:

Scope and Contents note

11 black & white photos of [Northern India?]

Postcard photo of Mt. Chocorua (N.H.)


Light green envelope containing 8 miscellaneous Egyptian postcards.


Wrapped in tissue:

Scope and Contents note

2 photos, taken by Charlie, June 1918.
1 photo of Vivian and Cedric at Lloyds neck...

1 Postcard of Ceylon


In large envelope, 4 mounted photos of Ceylonese (?) deities, identified on backs.

box 8, folder 6

Miscellaneous, including letters, notes and printed material.


Scale of life composition, printed.


Sudhakar to E-W, postcard. 1919, Feb 18,


Shradohanandu Sangosi [?] to Sir, ALs. 1919, Feb 21,


Times of Ceylon newsclipping re E-W in Ceylon as archaeologist. 1917, Dec 18,


but similar to above. undated


Shrandhananda Sangosi [?] to Sir, ALS, with cover. 1919, Feb 18,


Freyda Dorntof [?] to Friend, ALS, with cover. undated, Sep 17

Container Summary: 2 pp

Small note book, starts with Hymn to Ra,

Container Summary: 18 pp.

4 printed cards for Sat Yudi Mandli: or Society of hastening the coming of God's kingdom.


6.8., Lal Chand, letter copied re Gopal Krishna Sfo L. Hakam Chand Patni. 1918,


14.2. Gopal Krishna, Lahore, letter copied 1919,

Container Summary: 2 pp.

envelope. 1919, Feb 2,


18.2, Hari Lhusau Mukherjee to Wentz, ALS. 1919,

Container Summary: 2 pp

8.2, [G.C.?] Mukherjee to Wentz, 2 pp ALS with (same sheet) continuation 1919,

Container Summary: (2 pp)

envelope. 1919, Feb 2,


Small green notebook with Wentz' notes on Shakti & Shakta

Scope and Contents note

(Sir John Woodroffe... 1918)

Anton Niedermeier [?] to Wentz, ALS. 1918, Dec 27,

Container Summary: 4 pp

Oxford University Press bill, with enclosed calling cards.


Receipt for money order payable to J. H. Fussell.


n.b. - the old cloth on this ms., adorned with the sun in centre and four crescent moons, symbols of Buddhism, is the covering which was on the ms. when it came from the monastery. stamp for the disabled Ceylon Men's fund.

box 8, folder 7

4 Descriptions of art work and scrolls, [Art and scrolls not available.] Includes translation of Chinese Imperial poem copied by Tsao Wen Chih. undated

box 8, folder 8

Tirukalukundrum Patchi Dharisana Chart. Viadras: Counian Press, 15th ed. 1918

Container Summary: 4,000 copies.
box 8, folder 9

The English Club of Stanford University certificate

box 8, folder 10


box 9

Books and periodicals


Ashtavakra Gita, Trans. by Hari Prasad Shastri


Baba, Meher, Life at Its Best, foreward by E-W


Baptist, Egerton C., Meditation on 4 Sublime States 1955


Berner, H. Charles, A Manual for Guiding a Person Through the After Death Experience


Bhagwat, Professor, N.K., The Dhammapada


Blavatsky, H.P., Studies in Occultism, No. VI


Buddhism and Science, Buddhist Publication Society


Cotton-Clad Mila: The Tibetan Poet-Saint's Life in Pictures, Columbia Univ. Press


Estele, Dr., Urinary Disorders of Prostatic Origin


Evans-Wentz, Le Livre Tibétain de la Grande Libération 1954


Five Hymns to Sri Arunachala, Niranjananda Swamy Publisher

Container Summary: (2copies)

First Steps in Occultism, Theosophical Publishing Society


Good and Evil, Theosophical University Press, Point Long, California


Goodwin and White, The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis 1900


From Course Greek I

Hood, Tom, The Rhymester


James, Laura DeWitt, The Word Went Forth


Jesus College of Oxford: List of Old Members


Krishnamurti, J. At The Feet of the Master


La Lengua Aymara, Hermana Mayor de la Quichua Mendoza (J. P. Harrington) 1945


Lewis, L.A. Ancient Secret Wisdom


Luce E Ombra, Linotipia Veronese Ghidini E. Fiorini-Verona article by E-W


Moss, Charles M., A First Greek Reader


Narada Thera, The Buddhist Doctrine of Rebirth 1936


Nimalasuria, Dr. A., ed, Buddha The Healer


Osborne, Arthur Ramana Arunachala


Ramanasramaim, Advaita Bodha Deepika


Pancha Sila: The Five Precepts, Theosophical Publishing House


Shelton, Herbert M. The Spirit of Right Living


Sinha, J. Wettha, The Four Retentions of Memory


Sinnett, A.P. The Occult World


Suggestions to Homesteaders and Persons Desiring to Make Homestead Entries, Washington Gov. Printing Office


The American Philosophy Series: Oriental Philosophies, Russell F. Moore Co. Publishers foreward by E-W


The Canadian Theosophist, Vol XXIII, No. 6., Hamilton, see p1 August 1942


The Canadian Theosophist, Vol XXIII, No. 10, Hamilton, see p1 December 1942,


The Canadian Theosophist, Vol XXIII, No. 11, Hamilton, see p1 January 1943


The Canadian Theosophist, Vol XXIV, No. 1, Hamilton, see p11 March 15, 1943


The Canadian Theosophist, Vol XXIV, No. 7, Hamilton, see p202 September 1943


The Canadian Theosophist, Vol XXVII, No. 1, Hamilton, article by E-W p6 March 1946,


The High History of the Holy Grail, translated by Sebastian Evans Vol. two


The Jewel of Trancendental Wisdom (The Diamond Sutra) A.F. Price Trans. foreward by E-


The Junior Theosophist, Vol. VIII, No 9, article by E-W p159 May 1938,


The Last Word: The Sutra of the Teachings Left by the Buddha, Pub. by Koyata Yamamota


The Listener Vol XLIII, No. 1096, January 1950


The Maha Bodhi, Vol. 61, Nos. 5-6, article by E-W, p61 May-June


The Maha Bodhi, Vol. 49, No. 10 October 1941


The Maha Bodhi, Vol. 58, Nos. 4-5, article by E-W, p113 April-May


The Maha Bodhi, Vol. XXX, No. 7 July 1922


The Maha Bodhi, Vol. 44 No. 2, article by E-W p49 February 1936


The Maha Bodhi, Vol. 62, No. 8, August 1954


The Theosophist magazine Vol. XVII, No. 1-3 Oct.-Dec. 1895


The Theosophical Forum, with contributions by E-W

Scope and Contents

Vol. XVII No. 6 (December 1940); Vol. XIX No. 6 (Dec. 1941); Vol. XXIV No. 11 (Nov. 1945)

text in Sinhala


The Yale University Library Gazette January 1961


The Middle Way, Vol. 21, No. 3, with article by E-W Sept-Oct. 1946


The Western Political Quarterly Vol. VI, No. 2 June 1953


Tourism in Netherland India 1935-1936


Thimm, Franz, Spanish Self-Taught 1953

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letters sent to Sri Deva Ram Sukul Accession no. 1991-058 1951-1958

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Sri Deva Ram Sukul and Louise Evans were involved with the Yoga Institute of America, the records of which are housed at Stanford (M1135).
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2 prints (same) undated

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clippings and letters (mostly photocopies)

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Photo of Seventeenth International Congress of Orientalists, Oxford, 1928