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Baillie, John Baillie, of Leys, 1835-1890 (donor of the Oriental Manuscripts Collection)

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Biography

John B. Baillie of Leys bequeathed 165 Arabic and Persian manuscripts - the collection of John Baillie, his grandfather - to the University Library in 1876.

Found in 167 Collections and/or Records:

سفرنامهٔ میر عزّت الله Safar-nāmah-i Mīr 'Izzat-allāh, undated copy (original text composed 19th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 91
Scope and Contents The author, Mīr 'Izzat-allāh (died at Kabul, 1241 A.H., 1825 C.E.), states that under instructions from William Moorcroft he started from Shahjahanabad (Dehli) on the 7th of Rajab, 1227 A.H. (20th April, 1812 C.E), and travelled through Kashmir, Tibet, Tashqand, Kashghar, Bhajan, Qoqan, Samarqand, Peshawar, and returned to Atak in the month of Zulhijjah, 1228 A.H. (16th December, 1813 C.E.). He was assisted in compiling an account of his travels by his companion, Ḥāfiẓ Fāz̤il Khān, whom he...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 19th cent. C.E.)
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سلافة العصر في محاسن اعیان العصر Sulāfat al-'aṣr fī maḥāsin a'yān al-'aṣr, 1082 A.H., 1671 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 48
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A collection of verses. The author is 'Alī Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Madanī b. Aḥmad Niẓām al-Dīn al-Ḥusaynī al-Ḥasanī, (also known as ʻAlī ibn Aḥmad ibn Maʻṣūm), who accompanied his father to Hyderabad, and died at Shiraz in 1117 A.H., 1705 C.E..

Dates: 1082 A.H.; 1671 C.E.

شاهمانه Shāh-nāmah, 1226 A.H., 1811 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 98
Scope and Contents

The Persian "Book of Kings" and national epic, the rendition in verse by Abū'l-Qāsim Firdowsī ca. 329-410 A.H. (940-1019 C.E.).

Dates: 1226 A.H.; 1811 C.E.

شرح الشافیه Sharḥ al-Shāfiyah, undated copy (original text composed 13th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 32
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A commentary upon al-Shāfiyah fī al-Ṣarf, a well-known treatise on inflection by Ibn Ḥājib (d. 646 A.H., 1248 C.E.). The author of the commentary is Raḍī al-Dīn Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan al-Raḍī al-Astarābādī (d. 686 A.H., 1287 C.E.), who also wrote a commentary upon al-Kāfiyah (see OR MS 33 for another such commentary).

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 13th cent. C.E.)

شرح قصائد عرفی Sharḥ-i Qaṣā'id-i 'Urfī, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 108
Scope and Contents An anonymous commentary upon the difficult lines in the qaṣā'id (poems) of the celebrated poet Sayyid Muḥammad Jamāl al-Dīn " 'Urfī " Shīrāzī. 'Urfī came to India, 994 A.H. (1586 C.E.), first proceeded to the Deccan, where he soon entered into the service of Ḥakīm Masīḥ al-Dīn Abū al-Fatḥ Jīlānī, but subsequently, on the death of his patron, 997 A.H. (1589 C.E.), he went to seek his fortune at Agra. Here he soon rose in the favour of the Khān-i...
Dates: undated

شرح قصیده برده Sharḥ-i qaṣīdah-i Burdah, undated copy (original text composed 16th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 105
Scope and Contents

A commentary upon the Persian version of the Qaṣīdah-i Burdah of Muḥammad b. Sa'īd al Būṣīrī (d. 694, 696, or 697 A.H., 1294, 1296, or 1297 C.E.), for which see Or Ms 45 (with which this commentary is bound). It is by Faz̤l-allāh b. Rūzbahān, better known as Khwājah Mawlānā, Isfahānī. It was compiled in 921 A.H. (1515 C.E.).


The last folio is missing, but the commentary otherwise is complete.

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 16th cent. C.E.)

شرح مفاتیح الشرائع Sharḥ Mafātīḥ al-sharā'i', 1175 A.H., 1761 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 11
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An extensive commentary upon Mafātīḥ al-sharā'i', a treatise on Islamic law by Mawlānā Muḥammad Muḥsin Kashānī (still alive in 1105 A.H.). The present work, compiled in 1090 A.H.(1679 C.E.), is by the author's nephew, Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Murtaḍá, known as al-Raḍī.


This commentary is in two volumes, OR MS 11 and 12.

Dates: 1175 A.H.; 1761 C.E.

شرح مفاتیح الشرائع Sharḥ Mafātīḥ al-sharā'i', 1175 A.H., 1761 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 12
Scope and Contents

An extensive commentary upon Mafātīḥ al-sharā'i', a treatise on Islamic law, by Mawlānā Muḥammad Muḥsin Kashānī (still alive in 1105 A.H.). The present work, compiled in 1090 A.H. (1679 C.E.), is by the author's nephew, Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Murtaḍá, known as al-Raḍī.


This commentary is in two volumes, OR MS 11 and 12.

Dates: 1175 A.H.; 1761 C.E.

شرح مقامات الحریري Sharḥ Maqāmāt al-Ḥarīrī, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 52
Scope and Contents

An anonymous commentary upon the Maqāmāt of al-Ḥarīrī, transcribed at Lucknow.

Dates: undated

طبقات اکبرشاهی Ṭabaqāt-i Akbar-Shāhī, undated copy (original text composed 16th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 77
Scope and Contents A most celebrated general history of India from the time of the Muslim conquest (367 A.H., 977 C.E.) to the 38th year of Mughal Emperor Akbar's reign (1002 A.H., 1593 A.D.). The work, which is the earliest pertaining exclusively to India, is also known under the titles of Ṭabaqāt-i Akbarī, Ta'rīkh-i Niẓamī, and Ta' rīkh-i Sulṭān-i Niẓamī. It was compiled by Niẓam al-Dīn Aḥmad b. Muḥammad Muqīm...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 16th cent. C.E.)