Qur'an, handsome work, no date writing, appears much older than date of 1883 on f1. Floral covers. Copied in naskhi, Arabic.
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Administrative / Biographical History
Major-General William Tweedie (1836-1908) was the son of Rev William King Tweedie, an alumnus of St Andrews University. He served in the Bengal Staff Corps, was Political Resident in Turkish Arabia and H.M.'s Consul-General at Baghdad. He 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.
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Presented by William Tweedie, with wooden reading stand (rahl) made out of a single piece of wood, catalogued by DM Dunlop. Tweedie requested that the book be kept on the stand, in accordance with Muslim usage.
Call number used to be msBP100.X
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