Manuscript is used for contemplation, study and recitation and is a reworking, in verse, of Śaṅkarācārya's foundational philosophical commentary on the Brahmāsūtras, known as the Śārīrakamīmāṃsābhāṣya, one of the cornerstones of the Hindu philosophical system known as Advaita (non-dualism) Vedānta. Manuscript contains the fourth section of the large work as well as including a running commentary, horizontally above and below the main text, called the Saṃkṣepaśārīrakasārasaṃgraha by Madhusūdana Sarasvatī.
Title from colophon (f. 23r). Written in 7-15 lines per leaf. 23 leaves foliated 1-23, lower right verso. Colophon: iti śrīsarvajñāsamahāmuniviracite saṃkṣepaśārīrake caturtho 'dhyāyaḥ // (f. 23r). Mistakes covered over in yellow or blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; significant syllables, words, or phrases highlighted in red throughout. Machine-made paper with watermarks through many folios of the manuscript, the watermark is a crest with a crown and some wording as well as a crest with some vegetation (?) and an animal of some kind. Manuscript was formerly part of a larger manuscript along with Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1004, Item 1005, and Item 1006.
Listed in H.I. Poleman, Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1938), Poleman 4182 (UP 1007).