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Charles Peck Bush papers, circa 1800 -- 1880

Charles Peck Bush papers, circa 1800 -- 1880

This series may contain some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

0.25 linear feet; 0.25 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains a stylus, including a knife, from an Indian Hindu scribe, along with Indian palm leaf correspondence in Tamil, and former gallery tags. Also included are two cards describing the materials and explaining their significance. (Palm leaf manuscripts date back as early as the 5th century BCE. The palm leaves were cut to size, traditionally 1 by 1.5 inches, and the text was inscribed with the metal stylus. Soot or coal powder was then mixed with oil and rubbed into the inscriptions so that the letters could be seen more easily. The material was wrapped and had specific meaning in the manner in which it was wrapped.)

This series is arranged in original order.

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Box 1 Stylus and palm leaf correspondence, circa 1800 -- 1880

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