Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1854 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


W. Syrian Shḥimo.

Title: Shḥimo.
Language(s): Syriac

That is, the West Syriac book of daily offices.

Included are the offices for weekdays (ff. 2v-63r) and Sundays (ff. 63v-83v; imperfect at the end); and mawrbe (ff. 77r-83v; imperfect at the beginning and end).

Physical Description

Support: Paper
Extent: 87 ff., 27 cm.


The leaves are all repaired and bound on guards.


Written in a neat large serto hand of the 17th or 18th cent. in 1 column in black and red.

There are marginal notes in an Indian Syriac hand.


Western binding in half leather.



Provenance and Acquisition

Brought from South India and given by the Rev. J. M. Speechly, sometime bishop in India.

Record Sources

For a full description see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), i.16-17.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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