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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1809 - 1847

Biography

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 51: مقامات الحریري Maqāmāt al-Ḥarīrī, 1225 A.H., 1809 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 51
Scope and Contents

This is vol. 1 of Maqāmāt al-Ḥarīrī. 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. This is a printed volume.

Dates: 1225 A.H.; 1809 C.E.

Or Ms 52: 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

Or Ms 53: المستطرف من کل فن مستظرف al-Mustaṭaraf min kulli fannin mustaẓraf, 1093 A.H., 1681 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 53
Scope and Contents

The famous anthology in prose and verse of Muḥammad al-Khaṭib al-Abshīhī (c. 800 A.H., 1397 C.E.).

Dates: 1093 A.H.; 1681 C.E.

Or Ms 54: الکشکول al-Kashkūl, undated copy (original text composed 16th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 54
Scope and Contents

The well-known Kashkūl, a collection of a variety of poetry and elegant prose, by Shaykh Bahā, al-Dīn Muḥammad 'Āmilī b. Shaykh Ḥusayn, who flourished during the reign of Shāh 'Abbās the Great, and died at Isfahan 1030 or 1031 A.H. (1621 or 1622 C.E.). He wrote under the name Bahā'ī.

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

Or Ms 55: نفحة الیمن Nafḥat al-Yaman, 1226 A.H., 1811 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 55
Scope and Contents

An Arabic miscellany of compositions in prose and verse, selected or original, by Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-Anṣarī al-Yamani al-Shirwānī, who compiled it in Calcutta at the desire of Matthew M. Lumsden, and died there, 1227 A.H. (1812 C.E.).

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

Or Ms 56: العجب العجاب فیما یفید الکتّاب al-'Ajab al-'ujāb fīmā yufīd al-kuttāb, 1229 A.H., 1813 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 56
Scope and Contents

A complete introduction to the art of letter-writing, being a collection of letters upon various subjects, compiled by Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-Anṣarī al-Yamanī al-Shirwānī, who died Calcutta in 1227 A.H. (1812 C.E.).

Dates: 1229 A.H.; 1813 C.E.

Or Ms 57: مجنون لیلی العامریه Majnūn Laylá al-'Āmiriyyah, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 57
Scope and Contents

A much celebrated love story, it is in prose, probably written by Ḥabīb b. Rabboh; the numerous verses with which the composition is interspersed are attributed to Majnūn himself (as the story's eponymous hero is named after having fallen in love with Laylá).

Dates: undated

Or Ms 58: الف لیله و لیله Alf laylah wa-laylah vol.1, 1229-1233 A.H., 1814 -1818 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 58
Scope and Contents

The "Arabian Nights " in the original Arabic; the two volumes (OR MS 58 and 59) contain the stories of 200 nights. The work has been edited by Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-Anṣarī al-Yamanī al-Shirwānī, who died Calcutta in 1227 A.H. (1812 C.E.). See Or Ms 55 and 56 for more of his work.

Dates: 1229-1233 A.H.; 1814 -1818 C.E.

Or Ms 59: الف لیله و لیله Alf laylah wa-laylah vol. 2, 1229-1233 A.H., 1814 -1818 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 59
Scope and Contents

The "Arabian Nights " in the original Arabic; the two volumes (OR MS 58 and 59) contain the stories of 200 nights. The work has been edited by Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-Anṣarī al-Yamanī al-Shirwānī, who died Calcutta in 1227 A.H. (1812 C.E.). See Or Ms 55 and 56 for more of his work.

Dates: 1229-1233 A.H.; 1814 -1818 C.E.

Or Ms 60: فقه اللغات Fiqh al-lughāt, undated copy (original text composed 11th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 60
Scope and Contents

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.)