- Call number
- MssCol 226
- Physical description
- .45 linear feet (3 v.)
- Preferred Citation
- Batak manuscripts collection, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Collection consists of three volumes written in Toba dialect of the Batak language. One volume is book of favorable days and epochs, and other two volumes are soothsayers' books from Sumatra, Indonesia. All volumes are written in black ink on bark leaves (in accordion folds).
Source of acquisitionGift, Draper, Mrs. Henry, 1912
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328