Scope and Content
Title: W. Y. (Walter Yeeling)Evans-Wentz Buddhism and eastern religions collection,
Date (inclusive): ca.1600-1922
Collection number: Special Collections M0205
Evans-Wentz, W. Y. (Walter Yeeling), 1878-1965.
20 linear ft.
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
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Gift of Dr. Evans-Wentz, 1923; and Louise Evans, 1975.
[Identification of item] W. Y. (Walter Yeeling)Evans-Wentz Buddhism and eastern religions collection, M0205, Dept. of Special
Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
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.
Scope and Content
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.
Identification of the works (Sinhalese and Pali) in this collection is based solely on the notation of Mr. Evans-Wentz. Similarly,
the descriptions (age of ms., nature of the work, etc.) are quoted directly from Mr. Evans-Wentz, or from a pamphlet entitled,
Catalogue of Pali, Sinhalese, and Sanskrit Manuscripts in the Colombo Museum Library (Colombo, Govt. Printer, 1901).