What is the Thomas Leiper Kane Collection?
Thomas Leiper Kane was a linguist who studied Ethiopian languages and authored two compendiums: The Amharic-English Dictionary and the Tigrinya-English Dictionary. The Library of Congress acquired his private collection by purchase in 2001. The crown jewel of this collection are the rare Ethiopian manuscripts and scrolls.
Thomas Leiper Kane Collection consists of various collections:
The Thomas Leiper Kane book collection
The Thomas Leiper Pamphlet Collection
The Thomas Leiper Kane Manuscript Collection
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