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Asian Architecture Manuscripts in the Herbert Offen Research Collection

Asian Architecture Manuscripts in the Herbert Offen Research Collection

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ASIAN ARCHITECTURE MANUSCRIPTS IN THE HERBERT OFFEN RESEARCH COLLECTION, 1727-1933





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Title:Asian Architecture Manuscripts in the Herbert Offen Research Collection
Dates:1727/1933
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection contains eight manuscripts written in Chinese.
Collection Number:MSS 386

Series List


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).


Index Terms

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
Feng shui
House construction
Merchants

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

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 Museum.

Preferred Citation

Asian Architecture Manuscripts in the Herbert Offen Research Collection, MSS 386, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased by Scott Offen for the library (acc # 2008.047).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, November 2008.


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