National Library of Indonesia has more than 11.000 ancientmanuscripts in their collection. The manuscript collection is devided into two groups, which are bounded book manuscript collection and non-book collection that is stored inside achest. Bounded book manuscript collection is seperated into 17 sub-collections that have quite clear identity and history while chest manuscriptis separated into 37 sub-collections (one of the collections is Sultan Ternate archives) that does not have clear origin and collection characteristics. Related to that, this article will be discussing the characteristics of Sultan Ternate’s archives chest manuscript collection. The discussion about this problem had to be done in order to give a clear and comprehensive description about the content and characteristics of the Sultan Ternate’s archive collection. The description of the characteristics of Sultan Ternate’s archive collection can be beneficialas research data for many studies, especially the one that is related to historical science and codicology.