Shan Prayer Book Manuscript

Collection Summary

Title: Shan Prayer Book Manuscript
Call Number: MS 88-04
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by Harold Linscott
Processed By: LTM, 7-20-1987; JEF, 2-2-1998; MN, 2-9-2010
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

The Shan Prayer Book Manuscript is a Buddhist religious work written in the 19th century and is forty pages in length. The manuscript is written in the Shan language. The contents deal with religious matters and is a religious treatise employing numerous Pali words. The writing is also on Shan paper, which is manufactured in the Shan States in east central Burma. The paper is made by hand from the bark of the maiksaile tree, a species of the mulberry which grows abundantly in the Shan States. For a further description of the text and method of making the paper see the Harold Linscott Donor File.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Shan Prayer Book Manuscript