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.
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.
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.