Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1990 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Syrian Catholic prayers and hymns.

Title: W. Syriac prayers for various occasions with hymns and other pieces.
Language(s): In Syriac and Garshuni Arabic.

A Catholic collection, to judge from prayers of Pope Gregory (f. 56v) and St Augustine (57r).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, 16½ cm.
Extent: 116 ff.


Many leaves are stained and some mutilated. Leaves are wanting after ff. 59 (four), 92, 105, 107, 111, and 113.


Written in a regular W. Syriac hand of about the 17th century.


Old binding of leather over paper boards.



Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired for the SPCK by George Percy Badger and presented to the Library in 1887.

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.361-65.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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