Printed book: William Tweedie, Turkish Arabia, 1886-1887.

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Colonel William Tweedie, Turkish Arabia being an account of an official tour in Babylonia, Assyria and Mesopotamia, 1886-7.

Printed book with numerous manuscript marginal comments and interlineations, mostly of a philological nature, in the hands of Tweedieand others.Published Calcutta, 1888.

Administrative / Biographical History

Colonel William Tweedie, C.S.I., Bengal Staff Corps, Political Resident in Turkish Arabia and H.M.'s Consul-General at Baghdad. He also wrote The Arabian Horse, his Country and People, with Portraits of Typical or Famous Arabians and Other Illustrations (1894), a study of the Arabian horse and the Arab people, written while in Baghdad between 1885-1891.


Single item

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Library by Major General W Tweedie, 1908.


Call number used to be ms1402

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: red morocco.Paper: 21x33cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.