Ven. Ñānavīra’s papers at the Manuscript Department of Cambridge

Posted: December 4, 2010 by pathpress in News

Cambridge University Library (www.lib.cam.ac.uk) is archiving some papers which were collected by Remzi Khoury and in 2002 offered to the Cambridge Library, Manuscript Department. The papers are placed into two boxes with the reference Additional Manuscript (Add.) 9570: Harold E. Musson: Correspondence and Papers on His Writing. They are accessible with a prior appointment.

The catalogue of App. 9570:

folder/paper

1/1-8   ROBERT BRADY AND NANAVIRA THERA.

Correspondence 1964-65 (5-6,8 are letters from NT to RB; 9 is a translation beginning ‘Thus I heard. Once the August One was dwelling among the Karns…’). Robert Brady, British Council, Colombo.

2/1-38   ROBERT BRADY: CORRESPONDENCE, 1965-70.

Including:

[1] L. JARVO (Alliance Française de Ceylan) (1964);

[2] RICHARD G. HEGGIE (The Asia Foundation) (1965);

[3] RB to B. COOKE (Peradeniya)

[6] KATHARINE M. DALAVENAY (née MUSSON, Musson’s cousin) (1965); [8-36] Correspondence, NANASUMANA (Bundala) and RB (1965-70).

3/1-71   FORREST WILLIAMS: CORRESPONDENCE, 1972-97.

Including:

[1-5,8,10-11,18,24,27-28,30-31,35-38,41-48] LIONEL SAMARATUNGA (1972-);

[6] TOM EDMAN (1973);

[13-15] SAMITA SAMANERA (1974);

[17,23,26,29,32] BHIKKHU NANADIPA (1974-75);

[21] W. RUSSELL CARLING (1975);

[22] BHIKKHU NIRODHO (1975?);

[33-37,39-40,52-56,58-59,61] R.E. SMITH (Bodesako) (1976-87);

[49-50] BHIKKHU ARIYESAKO (1980-81);

[51] ARTHUR STILL (Durham University) (1982);

[57,60-61,64-6] SAMANERA BODHESAKO (1987-88).

 

4/1-54   RAMZY KHOURY: CORRESPONDENCE, 1994-2000.

Including:

[1-2] T.ARPIN (Inspector of police, Hambantota);

[3,11,21,37] HELLMUTH HECKER (1995-97);

[5] W.G.F. TENNAKONE (1995)

[6-8,22] GRAHAM HARDWICK (New Zealand) (1995-96);

[9] S.W.R.MUSSON (1996);

[10,20] ELISABETH KÖRTKE (1996);

[16,25,28] K. JOHN COVELL (1996-97);

[17,23,27,38] RONALD HOPE-JONES (1996-98);

[32] BHIKKHU VIRADHAMMO (Amaravati Monastery) (1997);

[33] STEPHEN BATCHELOR (1997);

[35] CHANDEV V.S. GOONEWARDENA (1997);

[36] HERMANN SCHIEWE (1997);

[39,45] JEAN CATLOW (1998);

[40,55] FORREST WILLIAMS (1998-2000);

[42] SALLY CUTLER (Pali Text Society) (1998);

[43] MARC-ENRICO IBSCHER (1998);

[46] JOHN BRUNTON (1999);

[50-51] SAVITRI BRADY (1996-99).

 

5/1-17   PHOTOGRAPHS:

[1-2] NANAVIRA THERA (original of the photo from Colombo, plus a copy);

[3] NANAVIRA with NANAMOLI (from Mr. Hardwick);

[4] Graves of NANAVIRA and NANASUMANA;

[5] BUNDALA KUTI (walking meditation space);

[6-8] FORREST WILLIAMS (old photos from army);

[9] NANASUMANA;

[10] ROBERT BRADY;

[11] HELLMUTH HECKER;

[12] HANNALORE WOLF;

[13] HANNALORE WOLF (as AYYA VAJIRA);

[14-15] WIVELROD HOUSE (photo taken by Williams);

[16] LT.-COL. & MRS. MUSSON (group photo).

 

6/1-25   MUSSON FAMILY BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL:

including copy birth certificates, wills, application forms; some material on Hannah Wolf.

BOOKS:
7 Early writings (1950-60) Nanavira Thera. Carbon copy of typescript of Michael Erin Schoen (Bikkhu Nyanasumana)’s collection of Nanavira Thera’s early correspondence and writings.

8 Notes on Dhamma. Nanavira Thera. Bundala, Ceylon. Small handwritten book (Nanasumana).

9 Notes on Dhamma (1960-63) by Nanavira Thera, privately printed by Lionel Samaratunga (Ceylon, 1963) – only a photocopy.

10 Notes on Dhamma (1960-65) by Nanavira Thera. Nanavira Thera’s original T/S (Carbon copy).

11 Notes on Dhamma & collected letters (1960-65). Nanavira Thera. Annotated T/S, Forrest Williams and Thomas F. Edman.

12-13 Notes on Dhamma & Collected Letters (1960-65). Nanavira Thera. Edited, with an Afterword, by Forrest Williams and V (1974), 2 vols., reduced photocopies, bound.

14 Notes on Dhamma (1960-65) by Nanavira Thera. Musson’s copy of T/S. 2nd edition, photocopy (of Add.9570/10), by Ramzi Khoury, 1999.

15 Miscellanea: including literary papers and notes; T/S note about Clearing the path and Path Press; Kingsley Heendeniya, ‘Bundala monk’ in The Washington Buddhist newsletter, Vol. 33, issue 1 (Spring 2001); photocopy letters, OSBERT MOORE to SUSAN (MRS. H.B.) HIBBERT (1941-58); Robin Maugham, Search for Nirvana (London, 1975); cassette, ‘Interview with Ven. Ian Ariyesako by Stephen Batchelor, 14/3/95’.

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