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The Goethals Indian Library and Research Society

Oldest Books

The restored oldest books in the Goethals collection

  1. Diversi Avisi particolari dal l’Indie. Venetio. 1558
  2. Nvovi avisi dell’indie di portogallo. Italiana. 1559
  3. Epistolae Indicae in qvibvs. India. 1563
  4. Epistolae Iapanicae de multorum. Loudnij. 1570
  5. Societate Iesv in oriente gestarum. Coloniae. 1574
  6. Iesvs cartas que los padres. Alcala. 1575
  7. Annvae litterae societatis Iesv. Romae. 1585
  8. Viaggio di M. Cesare de I Fedrici. Venetia. 1587
  9. Recveil d’vn fort notable navfrage. Paris 1588
  10. Annales Indiques, contenantes la vraye. Anvers.1590
  11. Viaggio del Indie orientali. Venetia. 1590
  12. Relacion de vna gravissima. Iapon. Madrid. 1591
  13. Historica relatio… de omnivm Iaponiae. Mogvntiae. 1598
  14. Premier livre de lhistoire de la navigation avx Indes. Amsteldam. 1598

Books on Chronology

  1. Hindu Chronology and Antediluvian History by S. R. Bosanquet 1880.
  2. Carnatic Chronology by C. P. Brown 1863.
  3. Elements of the Jewish and Muhammadan Calendars by S. B. Burnaby 1901.
  4. Arakanese Calendar 1820-1918 by Hoon Chan 1907.
  5. Book of Indian Eras by A Cunningham 1883.
  6. Kala Sankalita by John Warren 1825.

Books on Numismatics

  1. Coins of the Indo-Scythians by A. Cunningham 1888.
  2. Coins of Ancient India from the Earliest Times to the 7th century by A. Cunningham 1891.
  3. Coins of Southern India by W. Elliott 1886.
  4. Coins of Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan by J. R. Henderson 1921.
  5. Catalogue of the coins of the Indian Museum by C. J. Rodgers 1893-1896.
  6. Notes on the Monetary System of Ancient Kashmir by M. A. Stein 1899.
  7. Early Sassanian Inscriptions, Seals and Coins by E. Thomas 1868.
  8. Useful Tables of coins, weights and measures of British India 1879.
  9. Currencies of the Hindu States of Rajputana by W. W. Webb 1893.
  10. Notes on the Mint-Towns and Coins of the Mohammedans by E. Leggett 1885..

The Goethals Indian Library and Research Society

The treasure was inherited by the Jesuit Fathers of St. Xavier's in 1908 from the then Archbishop of Calcutta, Paul Goethals, S.J. Archbishop Goethals, a Belgian who was Archbishop of Calcutta from 1886 to 1901, donated to the Jesuit Fathers his precious collection of books with the expectation that they be preserved as a separate library. Read more...


Goethals Indian Library & Research Society
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