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Southeast Asian Studies

The Diaries and Travel Writings of King Chulalongkorn of Siam

David K. Wyatt Collection, poster created by Ohio University Libraries

Thanks in large part to funds provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access) grant, Ohio University Libraries, in collaboration with Digital Initiatives, Lyrasis, the Internet Archive, the Southeast Asia Digital Library and Northern Illinois University, was able to digitize a selection of rare Thai-language materials from the David K. Wyatt Collection. The digital collection consists of King Chulalongkorn’s 24-volume diary, spanning the years 1876 to 1887, and more than thirty volumes of travel writings, which chronicle the King’s royal visits to India, Malaya, Singapore, Java, Western Europe, Russia, and the remote corners of Siam. 


The entire digital collection is freely accessible on the Internet Archive and the Southeast Asia Digital Library.