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A. V. Williams Jackson papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1009

Scope and Contents

The papers of A. V. Williams Jackson, professor of Indo-Iranian languages at Columbia University (1895-1935), consist of notes and drafts for articles and speeches, many of which were subsequently published. The primary topics are Sanskrit and Avestan grammar and literature and the cultures of India and Iran. Several writings on Classical and western literature are also included. The final items in the collection are a program for the Joint Meetings of the Philological Societies of the United States (1894), with some related materials.

The writings are arranged in chronological order.

Dates

  • 1889-1909

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 1945.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1009

Overview

Notes and drafts of A. V. Williams Jackson for articles and speeches, largely on Sanskrit and Avestan grammar and literature and the cultures of India and Iran. Also included is a program for the Joint Meetings of a Philological Societies of the United States (1894).

Biographical / Historical

A. V. Williams Jackson was born in New York City, on February 9, 1862. For the majority of his life, Jackson was associated with Columbia University. He received an A.B. there in 1883, an A.M. the following year, an L.H.D. the year after that, and in 1886, a Ph.D. Between 1895 and 1935, he was a professor of Indo-Iranian languages at Columbia. He was the author of many books and travelled extensively in the Near East and South Asia. A. V. Williams Jackson died on August 8, 1937.
Title
Guide to the A. V. Williams Jackson Papers
Author
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
Date
August 1982
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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