Alexander Griswold Papers,[ca. 1950]-1985

Collection Number: 4290

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Alexander Griswold papers, [ca. 1950]-1985
Collection Number:
4290
Creator:
Alexander B. Griswold
Quantity:
35.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
General correspondence, especially correspondence relating to Griswold's study of Asian and Indian art; notes, subject files, research materials, manuscripts, and drafts relating to books and articles including "Hindu Gods at Sukhodaya," "Wat Pra Yün Reconsidered," "Prolegomena to the Study of the Buddha's Dress in Chinese Sculpture," "The Epigraphy of Mahadharmaraja I of Sukhodaya," "Rulers and Kings of Siam," and work on Theravada Buddhism; and a Buddhist icon. Also, papers of Gordon H. Luce including correspondence, and notes, charts, drafts, and galley proofs for his work OLD BURMA - EARLY PAG´AN; and photograph album of J. Alexis Shriver from Thailand (Siam), ca. 1913, includes sketch of Siamese fighting fish.Includes photographs of Asian and Indian art, persons, landscapes, and structures.ent
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Art historian.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

General correspondence, especially correspondence relating to Griswold's study of Asian and Indian art; notes, subject files, research materials, manuscripts, and drafts relating to books and articles including "Hindu Gods at Sukhodaya," "Wat Pra Yün Reconsidered," "Prolegomena to the Study of the Buddha's Dress in Chinese Sculpture," "The Epigraphy of Mahadharmaraja I of Sukhodaya," "Rulers and Kings of Siam," and work on Theravada Buddhism; and a Buddhist icon. Also, papers of Gordon H. Luce including correspondence, and notes, charts, drafts, and galley proofs for his work OLD BURMA - EARLY PAG´AN; and photograph album of J. Alexis Shriver from Thailand (Siam), ca. 1913, includes sketch of Siamese fighting fish.Includes photographs of Asian and Indian art, persons, landscapes, and structures.ent
Correspondents include Gordon H. Luce, Bohmu Ba Shin, George Coedès, D.T. Devendra, G. Holle, Robert Lingat, Henri Marchal, Senarat Paranavitana, Lawrence R. Phillips, Haji A. Mubin Sheppard, and Carl Schuster.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Griswold, Alexander B.
Ba Shin, Bohmu.
Coedès, George.
Devendra, D. T.
Lingat, Robert.
Luce, G. H.(Gordon Hannington), 1889-1979.
Marchal, Henri.
Paranavitana, Senarat, 1896-1972.
Phillips, Lawrence A.
Schuster, Carl.
Sheppard, Haji A. Mubin.
Subhadradis Diskul,
Wat Phra Yün.

Subjects:
Buddhas.
Art, Buddhist.
Architecture, Buddhist.
Sculpture, Buddhist.
Art, Buddhist--Thailand.
Buddhist art and symbolism.
Art, Hindu.
Art, South Asian.
Art, Southeast Asian.
Burmese language--to 1500.
Temples, Buddhist--Thailand.
Siamese fighting fish.

Places:
Thailand--History.
Thailand--Pictorial works.
Burma--History--to 1824.
Pagan, Burma--History.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Alexander Griswold papers, #4290. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

Series I: Gordon H. Luce Papers; Series II: Correspondence; Series III: Writings; Series IV: Writings by Others; Series V: Series V: Subject Files; Series VI: Photograph Album.

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