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Baillie, Anne, 1809-1847 (Former owner of manuscripts)



  • Existence: 1809 - 1847


Anne Baillie (1809-1847) was the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel John Baillie of Leys (1772-1833), Member of Parliament and East India Company Official, and his second wife "Lulu Begum", a lady of high standing from the court of Awadh, who entered the marriage with her own fortune. Anne was born in India, baptized at Lucknow, and later brought to Scotland for her education. She married John Frederick Baillie of Dochfour and had two sons, John Baillie (1835-1890) and Alexander (1837-1917). Anne was the main heir upon her father's death, despite John having older sons by an earlier marriage. She inherited Leys Castle in Invernesshire and its lands, with the Lucknow jewels of her mother and the Arabic and Persian manuscript collection that her father had brought back from South Asia entailed as heirlooms. Anne and her husband are said to have lived a "... retired domestic life.." at Leys Castle "... planting and improving the surrounding grounds." (John Mitchell, Reminiscences of my life in the Highlands, vol.1. Newton Abbot, David &Charles Reprints, 1971, p. 60.) For further information see Alexander Charles Baillie, Call of Empire from the Highlands to Hindostan. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017, chapter 16.

Found in 167 Collections and/or Records:

Or Ms 41: المختصر في علم المعاني al-Mukhtaṣar fī 'ilm al-ma'ānī, 1109 A.H., 1600 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 41
Scope and Contents

A treatise on rhetoric by the celebrated Mullā Sa'd al-Dīn Mas'ūd b. 'Umar, commonly known "al-Taftāzānī " (d. 791 or 792 A.H., 1388 or 1389 C.E.).

Dates: 1109 A.H.; 1600 C.E.

Or Ms 42: انوار الربیع في انواع البدیع Anwār al-rabī' fī anwā' al-badī', 1113 A.H., 1701 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 42
Scope and Contents

This is a commentary upon the Badi'iyyah of 'Alī Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Madanī b. Aḥmad Niẓam al-Dīn al-Ḥusaynī al-Ḥasanī by the author himself, who wrote it in India in 1077 A.H. (1666 C.E.).

Dates: 1113 A.H.; 1701 C.E.

Or Ms 43: قصیدة دعبل خزاعي Qaṣīdat Di'bil Khuzā'ī, undated copy (original text featured in a composition from the 10th cent. C.E.)

Identifier: Or Ms 43
Scope and Contents

This qaṣīdah, which consists of 133 lines in praise of the descendants of the Prophet, was copied from the history of al-Ṭabarī. It is stated that Abū al-Salṭ al-Harawī was probably the author of the qaṣīdah, who had dictated it to al-Ṭabarī.

Dates: undated copy (original text featured in a composition from the 10th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 44: شرح لامیة العجم Sharḥ lāmiyat al-'ajam, 979 A.H., 1571 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 44
Scope and Contents

This is an elaborate commentary by Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn Khalīl ibn Aybak Ṣafadī, upon the Lāmiyat al-'Ajam of the celebrated poet Abū Ismā'il al-Ḥusain b. 'Alī b. Muḥammad b. 'Abd al-Ṣamad al-Iṣfahānī al-Madanī, commonly known as "al-Tughrā'ī " (d. 515 A.H., 1121 C.E.).

Dates: 979 A.H.; 1571 C.E.

Or Ms 45: قصیدة البردة مترجمة Qaṣīdat al-Burdah mutarjamah, 962 A.H., 1564 C.E,

Identifier: Or Ms 45
Scope and Contents

This qaṣīdah, written in praise of the Prophet Muḥammad after the battle fought at Badr, consists of 176 couplets. The Persian translation under each line, inscribed in red ink, is also in verse and rhymes with the Arabic verse. The author of the Arabic original was Muḥammad b. Sa'īd al Būṣīrī (d. 694, 696, or 697 A.H., 1294, 1296, or 1297 C.E.).

Dates: 962 A.H.; 1564 C.E,

Or Ms 46: دیوان المتنبي Dīwān al-Mutanabbī, 1261 A.H., 1843 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 46
Scope and Contents

A complete collection of the poems in alphabetical order of the celebrated Abū al-Ṭayyib Aḥmad b. Ḥusayn al-Mutanabbī (d. 354 A.H., 965 C.E.).

Dates: 1261 A.H.; 1843 C.E.

Or Ms 47: دیوان شهاب الدین الموسی Dīwān Shihāb al-Dīn al-Mūsá, 1139 A.H., 1726 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 47
Scope and Contents

The collected poetry of Shihāb al-Dīn al-Mūsá (d.1087 A.H, 1676 C.E.), arranged by his son after his death.

Dates: 1139 A.H.; 1726 C.E.
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Or Ms 48: سلافة العصر في محاسن اعیان العصر Sulāfat al-'aṣr fī maḥāsin a'yān al-'aṣr, 1082 A.H., 1671 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 48
Scope and Contents

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.

Or Ms 49: مقامات البدیعي Maqāmāt al-Badī'ī, undated copy (original text composed 10th-11th cent. C.E.)

Identifier: Or Ms 49
Scope and Contents

A collection of forty maqāmahs (discourses) and three additional novelettes, compiled by Badī' al-Zamān b. Ḥusayn, better known as "al-Hamadānī" d. 398 A.H. 1008 C.E.

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 10th-11th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 50: مقامات الحریري Maqāmāt al-Ḥarīrī, undated copy (original text composed 11th-12th cent. C.E.)

Identifier: Or Ms 50
Scope and Contents

These are the ever popular stories of Abū Muḥammad al-Qāsim b. 'Alī al-Harīrī (d. 516 A.H., 1122 C.E.), who was the most famous prose-writer of his time.

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 11th-12th cent. C.E.)