Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
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
Fonds — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of 11 unsorted boxes of papers which contain research notes (linguistics, ethonology and anthropology in South Arabia), bibliography notes, newspapers related to events in South Arabia, photocopies of Arabic manuscripts, typed notes on the political and military situation in Yemen during the 1960s (North Yemen Civil War). Papers relating to academic research, containing Serjeant’s own...
Some notes about books in the publick Library of Oxon.; Queen M.['s] death; Dr Wallis's eyes; Dr Busby's Algebra, 19 October 1693 - 27 April 1695
Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A 
Scope and Contents Note of some Arabic versions of Apollonius' "Sectio Ratione" in the Bodleian Library, that possess Latin glosses by Edward Bernard, Gregory's predecessor in the Savilian Chair of Astronomy, and one other person. Bernard had wished to publish the works of the ancient mathematicians; this manuscript he found defective and abandoned, unable to translate completely. [His partial translation was copied out by Gregory as B37, and used by Sir Edmund Halley to learn enough Arabic to translate the...
Dates: 19 October 1693 - 27 April 1695