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Oriental Manuscripts Collection

 Fonds
Identifier: Or Ms
Scope and Contents The collection of over 700 oriental manuscripts includes some of the greatest treasures of Edinburgh University Library. The manuscripts are mainly Islamic, written in Arabic or Persian, but there are also Jewish Torah scrolls, Buddhist texts on palm leaves and Hindu manuscripts.The Al-Bîrûnî, Rashid al-Din and Mahabharata manuscripts are the best-known items (Or Ms 161, Or Ms 20, Or Ms 510). Other treasures include a beautiful Koran (Or Ms 148) which belonged to Tipu-Sahib, Sultan of...
Dates: 10th-19th centuries

The Agra Correspondence and Papers of Sir William Muir

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1037
Scope and Contents The Agra Correspondence of Sir William Muir consists of original manuscripts and typed transcripts relating to his career in the North-West Provinces of India, but in this case pertaining to 1857. The papers in the collection include letters to his wife from 1840 to 1895, letters of congratulations on the Muir's golden wedding, letters relating to the period 1813 to 1902, press cuttings, documents and theAnnual reports. Miss Taylor's orphanage for Moslem and Druse girls, Beyrout, and other...
Dates: 1813-1902

The Sir Walter Elliot Archive

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-1860
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of seven Indian copper plate charters in Sanskrit recrding land grants, dating from the 5th to 16th centuries CE, and of three volumes containing rubbings of inscriptions from different regions of India, collected by Sir Walter Elliot throughout the 19th century.
Dates: 5th-19th centuries