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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:

تیمورنامه Tīmūr-nāmah, 1191 A.H., 1776 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 75
Scope and Contents

A Persian version of the autobiographical institutes, political and military, of Tīmūr. It is to be noted that these memoirs are usually named Malfūẓāt-i Tīmūrī and were first translated and presented to the Mughal Emperor Shāh-Jahān about 1047 A.H. (1637 C.E.) by Abū Ṭalib al-Ḥusaynī Khurāsānī, from a copy in Turkī in the library of the Pasha, of Yemen.

Dates: 1191 A.H.; 1776 C.E.

جامع التمثیل Jāmi' al-tams̲īl, 1226 A.H., 1810 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 116
Scope and Contents

A collection of proverbs arranged in alphabetical order according to the first letter of each proverb; thus there are as many chapters as there are letters in the alphabet. Their origin and use are also explained, and illustrated by means of short historical anecdotes.Texts from the Qur'ān and poet quotations are also introduced towards the end. This is one of the most celebrated works of the author, Muḥammad 'Alī Jabalwardī, sometimes called Jabalrūdī.

Dates: 1226 A.H.; 1810 C.E.
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chronicles by Rashid al-Din. Shows text with central miniature depicting the Sultan Luhrasp seated on a throne, surrounded by attendants. [Please click twice to see the full manuscript]
Detail of page from the Compendium of Chro...

جامع التواریخ Jāmiʿ al-tawārīkh (Compendium of Chronicles), 714 A.H. (1314 C.E.)

Identifier: Or Ms 20
Scope and Contents This manuscript, among the most iconic items held by Edinburgh University Library, is one of the supreme masterpieces of Persian book painting and one of the most important medieval manuscripts from either West or East. Jāmiʿ al-tawārīkh was written by the historian and vizier to the Ilkhanid court, Rashīd al-Dīn Faḍl-allāh Ṭabīb Hamadānī (ca. 1247-1318 C.E.), and copied in Tabriz by the author's own scribes and illustrators. This fragment of the manuscript...
Dates: 714 A.H. (1314 C.E.)

جوامع الحکایات و لوامع الروایات Jawāmi' al-ḥikāyāt va lavāmi' al-rivāyāt, 842-843 A.H., 1439-1440 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 119
Scope and Contents

A celebrated collection of historical tales and anecdotes, by Mawlānā Nūr al-Dīn Muḥammad 'Aufī, also known as Sadr al-Dīn, or Jamāl al-Dīn 'Aufī, who also compiled one of the earliest biographies of poets, called Lubāb al-Albāb. The present work was composed in 625 A.H. (1227 C.E.).

Dates: 842-843 A.H.; 1439-1440 C.E.

حبیب السیر في اخبار افراد البشر Ḥabīb al-siyar fī akhbār afrād al-bashar, undated copy (original text composed 16th cent. C.E.)

Identifier: Or Ms 72
Scope and Contents

This MS comprises the first two juz', or parts, of the third volume of the well-known general history, which was originally written in 927-930 A.H. (1521-1524 C.E.), by the grandson of Mīrkhānd who had completed Rawz̤at al-ṣafāʼ (see Or Ms 71), Ghiyās al-Dīn, known as Khānd-Amīr.

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

حیاة الحیوان Ḥayāt al-Ḥayawān, 805 A.H., 1402 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 62
Scope and Contents

A famous zoological dictionary, but it is something more. The work contains chapters on the history of the Arab rulers, on religion and law, annotations on the Qur'ān and dissertations on science, poetry, diction, etc. The author was Kamāl al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Mūsá b. 'Īsá b. 'Alī al-Damīrī (d. 808 A.H., 1406 C.E.), who compiled it in 773 A.H. (1371 C.E.).

Dates: 805 A.H.; 1402 C.E.

خسرو و شیرین Khusraw va Shīrīn, undated copy (original text composed 12th cent. C.E.)

Identifier: Or Ms 103
Scope and Contents A celebrated poem on the love of Khusraw and Shīrīn, by the famous Shaykh Jamal al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Ilyas b. Mu'ayyad Niẓām al-Dīn, "Niẓāmī" of Ganjah, who was born at Qum, 535 A.H. (1140 C.E.), and probably died 599 A.H. (1203 C.E.), though the dates of his death are variously described, 576-607 A.H. (1180-1210 C.E.). This work contains eulogies to Sulṭan Sa'īd Tughrul b. Arslān, who ascended the throne in 573 A.H. (1177-1178 C.E.), Atābak Abū Ja'far Muḥammad, and his brother and successor...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 12th cent. C.E.)

خطّ Khaṭṭ, undated

Identifier: Or Ms 126
Scope and Contents

An inscription in English on the back states that this letter of the Nawwāb (Mīr Ja'far of Bengal) to Lord Clive was given by the latter to a Mr. William Hanbury, who gave it to Mr. J. T. Samuell 1762 C.E. The substance of the letter, however, does not show that it was sent by the Nawwāb. The probability is that it was written by "Omi-chand" (whose proper name was Amīr-Chand), and contains an appeal from the banker for the payment of his claims.

Dates: undated

دبستان مذاهب Dabistān-i maẕāhib, 1215 A.H., 1800 C.E.

Identifier: Or Ms 69
Scope and Contents

An exposition of the religious creeds and philosophical systems of the East. The author's name does not appear, but the work is probably attributable to Mubād-Shāh, who completed it shortly after 1063 A.H. (1653 C.E.). Comprising fifteen sections with numerous subsections, it gives a fair insight into the beliefs of the Parsis, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Muwaḥḥids (unitarians), Philosophers, Sufis (theosophists), and several others.

Dates: 1215 A.H.; 1800 C.E.

دستور العمل سررشتجات Dastūr al-'amal-i-sarrishtajāt, undated copy (original text composed 17th-18th cent. C.E.)

Identifier: Or Ms 83
Scope and Contents

A collection of useful instructions and tables for the education of those who work in the revenue offices. It gives a fair insight into the sort of departmental work carried on during the times of the Mughal sovereignty. Copies of a few farmāns (decrees) and dispatches of the Premiers have also been added. The author is Uday-Chand of Salīmābād (Bengal), who compiled it during the reign of the Emperor Awrangzīb.

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 17th-18th cent. C.E.)