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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 Percy Johnson-Marshall Collection

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PJM
Scope and Contents The Percy Johnson-Marshall Collection consists of papers, plans, books, journals and photographs collected or created by him throughout the course of his career. These reflect both his employment situation, his involvement in professional organisations and educational bodies, his involvement in World Development issues and his general interest in architecture and planning. The collection contains material relating to: ...
Dates: 1931-1993

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Ajmer (India) 1
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Abercrombie, Sir Patrick, 1879-1957 (professor of town planning) 1
Association of Building Technicians (1942-1970) 1
Baillie, John B, fl 1876 (donor of the Oriental Manuscripts Collection) 1
Baillie, John, of Leys, 1772-1833 (Professor of Arabic and Persian, Fort William College) 1
Commonwealth Human Ecology Council 1
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Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne. Mars Group 1
Coventry City Council, Coventry City Architect 's Department. Coventry City Architect's Department 1
Gibson, Sir Donald Evelyn Edward, 1908-1991 (architect and town planner) 1
HM Government. Ministry of Town and Country Planning 1
Housing Centre Trust 1
International Centre for Regional Planning and Development (1954-1960) 1
International Society of City and Regional Planners (1965-:) 1
Johnson-Marshall, Percy, 1915-1993 (professor of urban design and regional planning, University of Edinburgh) 1
Johnson-Marshall, Stirrat, 1912-1981 (architect) 1
London County Council (1887-1965) 1
Middlesex County Council (1888-1965) 1
Modern Architectural Research Group 1
Percy Johnson-Marshall & Associates (1962-:) 1
Reilly | Sir | Charles Herbert, 1874-1948 (professor of architecture) 1
Royal Institute of British Architects (1837-:) 1
Royal Town Planning Institute (1914-:) 1
School of Planning and Research for Regional Development (1940-1953) 1
Service Arts and Technical Organization (1943-1946) 1
Society for the Promotion of Urban Renewal (fl1950s) 1
Tatton-Brown, William, fl1910-1986 (architect) 1
United Nations (1945-: |) 1
University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 1
University of Edinburgh, Department of Architecture, Planning Research Unit. Department of Architecture 1
University of Edinburgh, Department of Architecture. Department of Architecture (1960-:) 1
University of Liverpool (1881-:) 1
University of Liverpool, Department of Civic Design. Department of Civic Design (1909-:) 1
University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Architecture. Liverpool School of Architecture (1895-:) 1
Willesden Borough Council 1
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