Nelson Coates

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span

Likely 300-400 years old

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two Ethiopian prayer books written in Ge’ez. The prayer books are estimated to be between 300-400 years old.

Biographical Note

Nelson Coates ('84) is an Emmy-nominated production designer.

Donor Note

Nelson Coates and Jane Coates


This collection remains in the same box and order in which it was found in University Manuscripts.

Content List

Box 1

[First Folder] Finding Aid
Two Ethiopian prayer books



Extent of Collection

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #397

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Ron Longwell, Brady Cox, Mac Ice, Amanda Dietz


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