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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:

ظفرنامه Ẓafar-nāmah, undated copy (original text composed 15th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 73
Scope and Contents An authentic history of the great conqueror Tīmūr (Tamerlane) from his birth, 736 A.H. (1336 C.E.), to his death, 807 A.H. (1405 C.E.), collected from official records, by Mawlānā Sharaf al-Dīn 'Alī Yazdī (d. 858 A.H., 1454 C.E.), who was attached to the court of Sulṭān Shāhrukh Mīrzā, and subsequently of his son, Sulṭān Ibrāhīm Mīrzā, at whose desire the present work was compiled at Shiraz in four years and dedicated to Shāhrukh in 828 A.H. (1425 C.E.). The ...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 15th cent. C.E.)

ظفرنامه Ẓafar-nāmah, 1090 A.H., 1679 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 74
Scope and Contents An authentic history of the great conqueror Tīmūr (Tamerlane) from his birth, 736 A.H. (1336 C.E.), to his death, 807 A.H. (1405 C.E.), collected from official records, by Mawlānā Sharaf al-Dīn 'Alī Yazdī (d. 858 A.H., 1454 C.E.), who was attached to the court of Sulṭān Shāhrukh Mīrzā, and subsequently of his son, Sulṭān Ibrahim Mīrzā, at whose desire the present work was compiled at Shiraz in four years and dedicated to Shāhrukh in 828 A.H. (1425 C.E.). The ...
Dates: 1090 A.H.; 1679 C.E.

ظهوریهٔ صفویه Ẓuhuriyya-i Ṣafaviyyah, 1222 A.H., 1807 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 87
Scope and Contents A treatise on the rise and rule of the Wahābīs in Najaf Ashraf, containing a few prophecies connected with their expulsion from that region and the restoration of the holy places to the descendants of the martyrs. The author probably is Abū al-Fatḥ Sulṭān Muḥammad Ṣafavī (see Or Ms 86). At the end there is given a copy of a letter complaining that the practice of grave-worship among the people was not in accordance with the laws of Islam. The letter, which is addressed to Sulṭān Fatḥ-'Alī...
Dates: 1222 A.H.; 1807 C.E.

عالم آرای عبّاسی 'Alam-ārā-yi 'Abbāsī, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 84
Scope and Contents

A complete copy of the history of the life and reign of the Safavid Shāh 'Abbās I, "'Abbās the Great" (1571-1629 C.E.).

Dates: undated

علامات نجوم الفرقان 'Alāmāt-i-nujūm al-furqān, 1226 A.H., 1811 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 70
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This work on the correct reading and recitation of the Qur'ān, was originally compiled in the 34th year of the reign of 'Ālamgīr (1093 A.H., 1682 C.E.) by Ibn Muḥammad Sa'īd Muṣṭafá. Printed volume.

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

عمل صالح ʻAmal-i Ṣāliḥ, 1224 A.H., 1809 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 81
Scope and Contents

A history of the Mughal Emperor Shāhjahān's life and reign, and containing a short history of his predecessors, beginning with Tīmūr. On the flyleaf the work is entitled "lkhtiṣar-i Shāh Jahān-nāmah."

Dates: 1224 A.H.; 1809 C.E.
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فرمان Farmān, 1222 A.H., 1807 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 124
Scope and Contents This is the original manuscript of a farmān, or royal order, of the Emperor Abū al-Naṣr Mu'īn al-Dīn Muḥammad Akbar-Shāh II (d. at the age of about 80 years in 1253 A.H., 1837 C.E., at Dehli), conferring upon Colonel John Baillie, British Resident at the Court of Oudh, the three titles of "'Imād al-Dawlah, Afẓal al-Mulk Bahādur, Arslan Jang." The farmān was issued on the 2nd of Sha'bān, 1222 A.H. (5th October, 1807...
Dates: 1222 A.H.; 1807 C.E.

فرمان Farmān, 1222 A.H., 1807 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 125
Scope and Contents This is an original MS. of a farmān [royal order] that, like OR MS 124, confirms honorary titles upon Colonel John Baillie, British Resident at the Court of Oudh. This order bears the name of Shāhzādah Mīrzā Muḥammad Jahāngīr at the top, and it was issued on the 19th Sha'ban, 1222 A.H. (22nd October, 1807 C.E.), in the first year of the reign of Emperor Abū al-Naṣr Mu'īn al-Dīn Muḥammad Akbar-Shāh II (d. 1253 A.H., 1837 C.E., at Dehli). This ...
Dates: 1222 A.H.; 1807 C.E.

فقه الامامیه Fiqh al-Imāmiyyah, 1205 A.H., 1790 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 15
Scope and Contents

A digest of Twelver Shi'ite Islamic Law by Sirāj al-Ḥaqq. The work (or this copy) was written at the request of Sir William Jones (so states a note at the beginning, and another at the end, in the hand of Col. John Baillie).

Dates: 1205 A.H.; 1790 C.E.

فقه السراجیه Fiqh al-Sirājiyyah, undated copy (original text composed 12th or 13th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 16
Scope and Contents

The well-known treatise on the Islamic Inheritance law by Muhammad b. Muḥammad Sirāj al-Dīn al-Sajāwandī (about 600 A.H., 1203 C.E.), whose name, however, does not appear in the present copy. OR MS 17 is a further volume of this work.

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 12th or 13th cent. C.E.)