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A copy of the Mashafa Hawi, with notes on the property of a convent (OR 776)

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What: A copy of the Mashafa Hawi, written in 1745. Foll. 1-14 and 268-274 are filled with notes, chiefly in Amharic. Among them is a list of the property of the convent of Dabra Zahai.

Where: The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Provenance: Listed as part of the “Magdala collection” in William Wright’s Catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1847

Does not appear in British Library’s online catalogue or list of digitised manuscript

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