Indic Manuscripts Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Adam, M.T.
Dates: 1823-1881
Extent: 2 archives boxes, 1 linear foot
Language(s): Gurmukhi, Sanskrit, Hindi, English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Special Collections.

Biographical Information

The Rev. Matthew T. Adam was a missionary to Calcutta, India and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Yorktown, N.Y.

Mary R. Janvier was a missionary for the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions to India. She was married to Princeton Theological Seminary alumnus Levi Janvier and mother of Seminary alumnus C.A.R. Janvier.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of 4 handwritten bound volumes. A handwritten preface has been tipped in to v. 1 of the Hindee Dictionary.



Adam, M.T.

Janvier, Mary R., 1827-1883

Hindi language--Dictionaries--English.


Panjabi language--Texts.

Sanskrit language--Texts.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: Indic Manuscripts Collection, Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


Mary Janvier is known to have given a portion of the collection to Princeton Theological Seminary in 1881. An inventory was compiled in 1993.


There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.



Arranged at collection level.



Box 1
1:1 The "Janam Sakhi," or Life of Baba Nanak in Gurmukhi (Panjabi). Gift of Mary R. Janvier, 1881 October 13
1:2 Selections from the sacred books of India in Sanskrit.
Box 2
2:1 Hindee Dictionary: Hindee-English, by the Rev. M.T. Adam, v.1 1823
2:2 Hindee Dictionary: Hindee-English, by the Rev. M.T. Adam, v. 2 1823


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