(OBJECTS OF ENQUIRY continued)
The world's foremost authorities on Sir William Jones reflect here on Jones's life and mind, contributions and influences. In Part One of this volume, the life and mind of Sir William Jones are explored by Garland Cannon and Rosane Rocher. In Part Two, Jones's contributions to linguistics, jurisprudence, history and natural science are presented by R.H. Robins, James Oldham, O.P. Kejariwal and Kenneth A.R. Kennedy. In Part Three, W.P. Lehmann examines Jones's influence in German-speaking areas in the nineteenth century, and David Kopf debates Jones's role in the hotly contested subject of British Orientalism.
The 1994 New York University Sir William Jones Bicentennial Symposium.
The essays in Objects of Enquiry: The Life Contributions and Influences of Sir William Jones (1746-1974) were first presented at a symposium on Jones held at the NYU Law School initiated and directed by Kevin and Professor Garland Cannon, Jones’s biographer and the editor of Jones’s Letters published by Oxford University Press.
The volume includes a pictorial essay on the life and works of Sir William Jones and his contemporaries based on the exhibition of rare manuscripts held at the Fales Library of English and American Literature at the NYU Elmer Bobst Library and Study Center curated by Kevin and Marvin Taylor, the Fales Librarian. The show included manuscripts from the Sir William Jones Manuscript Collection . See The Sir William Jones Manuscript Collection MSS 301 Finding Aid here
Kevin donated the Sir William Jones Manuscript Collection to the Fales Rare Book Library & Special Collection in commemoration of The 1994 New York University Sir William Jones Bicentennial Symposium.