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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:

فقه السراجیه في المساقاة Fiqh al-Sirājiyyah fī al-Musāqāh, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 17
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. This is the second volume of this work. Or Ms 16 is the first.

Dates: undated

فقه اللغات Fiqh al-lughāt, undated copy (original text composed 11th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 60
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This is an Arabic glossary arranged according to subjects, by Abū Mansūr 'Abd al-Malik b. Muḥammad b. Ismā'īl al-Tha'ālibī (d. 429 A.H., 1037 C.E.).

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 11th cent. C.E.)

فقه في الحدود والقصاص والتعزیرات Fiqh fī al-ḥudūd wa al-qiṣāṣ wa al-ta'zīrāt, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 18
Scope and Contents A work treating legal punishment, retribution, and penal laws.It is stated in the introduction (fols. 1-4) that this work was compiled in the time of Henry Colebrooke and John Harris Harrington by a Mufti, whose name does not appear, at the direction of Capt. (afterwards Lieut. Col.) Baillie. Colebrooke spent time in South Asia in various roles under the East India Company between 1782 and 1815 C.E..The Mufti probably was Niẓām al-Dīn (a great-grandson of the famous...
Dates: undated

فوائد صفویه Fawā'id-i Ṣafaviyyah, 1223 A.H., 1808 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 86
Scope and Contents This is only the fifth maqālah (chapter) of the Fawā'id-i Ṣafaviyyah, a history of the Safavid dynasty of Persia, which was originally written, according to the chronogram in 1211 A.H. (1796 C.E.), and dedicated to Abū al-Fatḥ Sulṭān Muḥammad Mīrzā Khān Bahādur, the last of the Safavid dynasty, who lived as an exile at Lucknow and received a pension from the East India Company. The author is Abu al-Ḥasan b. Ibrāhīm Qazvīnī, who had come over to his royal...
Dates: 1223 A.H.; 1808 C.E.

قاموس المحیط Qāmūs al-muḥīṭ, 1030 A.H., 1620 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 63
Scope and Contents

A very famous dictionary of the Arabic language, by Shaykh al-Islām Majd al-Dīn Abū Ṭahir Muḥammad b. Ya'qūb al-Fīrūzābādī (d. 817 A.H., 1414 C.E.), who extracted material for it chiefly from his earlier work entitled as al-'Ubāb w-al-Muḥkam, which was in 65 vols. The manuscript is in good preservation and complete.

Dates: 1030 A.H.; 1620 C.E.

قاموس المحیط Qāmūs al-muḥīṭ, undated copy (original text composed 15th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 64
Scope and Contents

A very famous dictionary of the Arabic language, by Shaykh al-Islām Majd al-Dīn Abū Ṭahir Muḥammad b. Ya'qūb al-Fīrūzābādī (d. 817 A.H., 1414 C.E.), who extracted material for it chiefly from his earlier work entitled as al-'Ubāb w-al-Muḥkam, which was in 65 vols. This copy is missing a few pages at the end.

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 15th cent. C.E.)

قصائد خاقانی Qaṣā'id-i Khāqānī, undated copy (original text composed 12th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 100
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A collection of eighty-eight qaṣīdahs by the celebrated Imām Afẓal al-Dīn Badil Ibrāhīm b. 'Alī Najjār "Khāqānī" of Shirvan, who originally wrote poetry under the name of Haqā'iqī d. 582 A.H.(1186 C.E.).

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

قصّهٔ چهار درویش Qiṣṣah-i chahār darvīsh, undated copy (original text composed 14th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 120
Scope and Contents The story of King Āzād Bakhsh, his son Bakhtiyār, and the four dervishes. It is written in florid prose interspersed with verse. The work is commonly ascribed to the most celebrated Persian poet of India, Amīr Khusrow of Dehli (d. 725 A.H., 1324 C.E.). The present copy has at the end an extensive vocabulary of the difficult words occurring in the text. The tales of the four dervshes begin respectively on fols. 4b, 22b, 71a, and 835. The Urdū translation of this work is called the "Bāgh-u...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 14th cent. C.E.)

کشف الظنون عن أسامي الکتب والفنون Kashf al-ẓunūn 'an 'asāmī al-kutub wa-al-funūn, undated copy (original text composed 17th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 24
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An excellent MS. of an abridgement of the encyclopaedic and biographical dictionary of the famous Muṣṭafá b. 'Abd-allāh Kātib Chalabī, known as Ḥājjī Khalfah, who died (circ.) 1067 A.H. (1657 C.E.).

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 17th cent. C.E.)

کلّیات خاقانی Kulliyyāt-i Khāqānī, undated copy (original text composed 12th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 99
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The poetical compositions of the celebrated Imām Afẓal al-Dīn Badil Ibrāhīm b. 'Alī Najjār "Khāqānī" of Shirvan, who originally wrote poetry under the name of Haqā'iqī d. 582 A.H.(1186 C.E.).

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