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Numbering 2227 items, the Hugh Nevill Collection of Sinhalese manuscripts were collected by Nevill during his service in Ceylon from 1865 until near the time of his death in 1897. This collection of Sinhalese manuscripts includes large parts of the Pali canon, mostly with sannaya or Sinhalese explanatory glosses, as well as Sinhalese Buddhist and popular secular literature, poetry, history, and folk tales.
This catalog of the collection was written by K.D. Somadasa; the manuscripts are in the British Library.