Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00301 2B Annex - Mary Elizabeth Gilmore Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00301 2B Annex

Title

Mary Elizabeth Gilmore Papers

Date(s)

  • 1906-1954 (bulk 1906-1910) (Creation)

Level of description

Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

20 boxes (2.6 metres)

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([19–])

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Barney Gilmore, 1992.

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Scope and content

Collection of lecture notes and miscellaneous material relating to the philosophy of Sankara, a seventh century Hindu philospher. The lectures were delivered by Miss B.S.A. de Branconiere, also identified as 'Guru Sahasrara Satchitananda,' to the student members of the Oriental Literature Society of California. She is described as "an accredited Messenger from the Sankaracharya School of Philosophy, France." The collection also contains an Esoteric Dictionary which was compiled by Mary Elizabeth Gilmore in the mid-1950s. The Dictionary contains definitions of philosophical and literary terms drawn from the lectures. It appears Gilmore gathered and arranged the lectures in their present form sometime in the mid-1930s.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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  • Shelf: 2B Annex