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Oriental Manuscripts Collection

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

Palm Leaf Collection: Tamil Manuscripts

Identifier: Coll-1717
Scope and Contents Collection of five palm leaf manuscripts from the 18th and 19th centuries. Tivākarum (fragment) by Tivākarar. Cūṭāmaṇi nikaṇṭu (fragment) by Maṇṭalapuruṭan. Mūturai (complete) by Auvaiyār. Fragment of a commentary on some work. ...
Dates: 18th-19th century

Palm-leaf manuscript collection of Nigel Seeley

Identifier: Coll-1970
Content Description Palm-leaf manuscript collection of Nigel Seeley, consisting of 13 palm leaf manuscripts from Sri Lanka. There exists little information on their nature and their content, but they are probably Buddhist works in the Pali language (the language of the scriptures of Theravada Buddhism) dating from the mid 18th to late 19th century CE, and were collected by Nigel Seeley in the mid-late 20th century. Most of them have interesting and varied decorative wooden covers.
Dates: mid 18th-late 19th century