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Guide to the W. Y. (Walter Yeeling) Evans-Wentz Papers , 1894-1961
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Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence A-B

Scope and Content Note

(inc. G. Warrington [UNK])
Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence C

Scope and Content 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)


Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence D

Scope and Content 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 Content 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 Content 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 Content 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 Content 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 Content 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

Physical Description: TLS (10)
Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence VIP's June 1954 to April 1957

Physical Description: TLS (7) TL (2)
Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence W-Z

Physical Description: ALS (2)

Scope and Content 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 Content 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 September 25, 1944Tms


Confidence and Peace and Security reprint from The Theosophica Forum, Nov. 1945

Physical Description: (3)

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

Physical Description: (2)

Confidence, Peace and Security World Buddhism September 1943


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


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 - June 30, 1899, June 30, 1899 - Aug 9, 1899, Aug 10, 1899 - June 1, 1900, June 1, 1900 - July 15, 1900, July 19, 1900 - Aug 23, 1900, Aug 1900 - Sept 1901, Sept 1901 - Feb 1902, Jan 1902 - Oct 2, 1903.

Box 3, Folder 3

Bank book 1939-1943


Address books

Physical Description: (2)

Notes on Ultra-violet rays

Physical Description: (1P)

Books referring to my books for library

Physical Description: (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

Physical Description: (blue notepad)

Notes on readings

Physical Description: (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

Essays & papers (academic) 1905

Box 4, Folder 4



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 Sept. 1922

Physical Description: (copy)

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

Physical Description: ([UNK])

To whom it may concern letter from J. E. McDowell, Stanford Sept. 1922

Physical Description: (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 June 1910plus envelope


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 5

Fragment of Oxford Graduation gown

Box 4, Folder 6

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


Preface to The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Physical Description: (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

Physical Description: 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

Physical Description: pp 63, 64, 71 72, 91, 92, 93, 94 and 2 illus.

Suddhammachari, Sister, Jaya Mangala Gth

Physical Description: 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

Physical Description: 2pp

Office notes from The Canadian Theosophist Jan 1945

Physical Description: 2pp

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

Box 4, Folder 7

Calling cards & misc. items


Box of visiting cards


Note of address of Mrs Victel


Various calling cards

Physical Description: (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



Tibetan rough translation of The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation


Biography of Lobzang M. Darji




Tibetan Book of Liberation

Physical Description: Notebook I

Tibetan Book of Liberation

Physical Description: 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

Physical Description: I, II, III, IV, V, VI Notebooks

Translation of The Brief Precepts composed by Ugen Peme

Physical Description: (1)

Art of Prayer to the Bodhisattvas

Physical Description: (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 2

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, June 10, 1948Mss [UNK]

Physical Description: 14pp
Physical Description: 1p of added notes

Notes on Curing Certain Tropical Diseases Mss

Physical Description: 4pp

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


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

Physical Description: 4pp

Gaines, Thomas, Secrets of Cosmic Power 1947

Physical Description: 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

Physical Description: 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

Physical Description: 1p

Gaines, Thomas Scientific Breathing Principles June 10, 1948lecture

Physical Description: 1p

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

Physical Description: 1p

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

Physical Description: 2pp

Gaines, Thomas, Special List of Corrective Meals

Physical Description: 1p

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

Physical Description: 1p

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

Physical Description: 1p

Gaines, Thomas Success is for You June 15, 1948

Physical Description: 1p

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

Physical Description: 1p

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

Physical Description: 20pp

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

Physical Description: 11pp

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

Physical Description: 9pp

Proper Nutrition and Food Value Coptic Fellowship of America

Physical Description: 8pp

Health and Beauty Coptic Fellowship of America

Physical Description: 7pp

Bragg, Paul C. Colitis & Ulcers 1940

Physical Description: 14pp

Gaines, Thomas, The Miracle Month 1944

Physical Description: 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)


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

Physical Description: 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 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)

Physical Description: (1)

Plan for pergola and surrounding grounds

Physical Description: (4)

Plan for house June 24, 1929

Physical Description: (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

Physical Description: (2)
Physical Description: (oversize file)
Box 8, Folder 2 part I

Newspaper clippings & Newspapers


San Francisco Chronicle, June 3, 1934

Physical Description: 6pp

The Morning Post (London) July 28, 1922,

Physical Description: 12pp

The Buddhist World (Colombo) April 30, 1952

Physical Description: 16pp

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

Physical Description: 8pp

The Buddhist World (Colombo) August 20, 1952

Physical Description: 10pp

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

Physical Description: (11)

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

Physical Description: (19)

The Buddhist World (Colombo) July 23, 1952

Physical Description: 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 September 11, 1904 Study of the Great-Russo-Japanese Campaign in Manchuria


Newspaper photos of Japanese and Russians 1904

Physical Description: (7)

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

Box 8, Folder 2 Part II

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 December 3, 1952article by E-W


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


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


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

Physical Description: (9)
Box 8, Folder 4

Gold watch belonging to E-W

Box 8, Folder 5

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


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

Physical Description: (26 pp)

Six colored [Burmese?] postcards.


Mitry's Photo studio envelope containing:

Scope and Content 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 Content 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 Content 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.


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


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


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


n.d.,but similar to above.


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


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

Physical Description: 2 pp

Small note book, starts with Hymn to Ra,

Physical Description: 18 pp.

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


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


1919,14.2. Gopal Krishna, Lahore, letter copied

Physical Description: 2 pp.

1919, Feb 2,envelope.


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

Physical Description: 2 pp

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

Physical Description: (2 pp)

1919, Feb 2,envelope.


Small green notebook with Wentz' notes on Shakti & Shakta

Scope and Content Note

(Sir John Woodroffe... 1918)

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

Physical Description: 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

Sikh Holy Bible, First Sections, n.d.

Box 8, Folder 8

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

Box 8, Folder 9

Tirukalukundrum Patchi Dharisana Chart. Viadras: Counian Press, 1918.15th ed.

Physical Description: 4,000 copies.
Box 9

Ashtavakra Gita, Trans. by Hari Prasad Shastri


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


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


Bhagwat, Professor, N.K., The Dhammapda


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


Buddhism and Science, Buddhist Publication Society


Coyas, Arturo, Appelton's New Spanish-English and English-Spanish Dictionary


Collier, John, Indians of the Americas


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


English Club of Stanford University

Physical Description: (framed certificate)

Estele, Dr., Urinary Disorders of Prostatic Origin


Five Hymns to Sri Arunachala, Niranjananda Swamy Publisher

Physical Description: (2copies)

First Steps in Occultism, Theosophical Publishing Society


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


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 1945(J. P. Harrington)


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


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


Osborne, Arthur Ramana Arunachala


Pictures (3) one of Seventeenth International Congress of Orientalists, Oxford, 1928


Ramanasramaim, Sri, Advanta Badha Deepika


Ramsey, M. Montrose, A Spanish Grammer


Ramsey, M. Montrose, Modern Spanish


Rancha 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, August 1942see p1


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


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


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


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


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


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, May 1938,article by E-W p159


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, May-Junearticle by E-W, p61


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


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


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


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


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