The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Asian Architecture Manuscripts in the
Herbert Offen Research Collection
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
This collection contains eight
manuscripts written in Chinese.
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains eight manuscripts written in Chinese. Two manuscripts deal
with auspicious days: one to build a home called Cheng Huai Chun Tang (1866), one
for thirty-two activities of daily life such as drilling a well or making vinegar
(circa 1900). Three deal with construction: expenses to renovate a home (1727),
expenses to build a kitchen (1884), account to construct a home (1803 and 1851). One
is a day book for a merchant (1819-1820). One is a guide to feng shui and the
positioning of gravesites (1933). One is a book of calculations for the practicing
of geometry and algebra (circa 1900).
This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons,
or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Daosheng, Jing Shou
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in
writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex
Asian Architecture Manuscripts in the Herbert Offen Research Collection, MSS 386,
Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.
This material was purchased by Scott Offen for the library (acc # 2008.047).
Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, November 2008.