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Ge'ez book of semi-magical prayers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S99
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: Ge'ez book of semi-magical prayers
Date(s): [1900]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:



Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript book of semi-magical prayers in Ge'ez.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item

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Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Presented to the College Library by Roy Dobbin. Dobbin gives the following information about this item, although the reliability is unknown: 'This Ethiopic manuscript was the property of a priestly medical man in Abyssinia. In cases of sickness he opened the book at any page and where he put his finger on the page was the remedy. The book itself has no medical matter in it, I believe. The monk who used it was a quack and had no medical training whatever...It was not for long in his hands.' (Ref: B6/32).

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred to the College Archives in April 2008.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jul 2008

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