The Qur'an

Scope and Content

Qur'an, handsome work, no date writing, appears much older than date of 1883 on f1. Floral covers. Copied in naskhi, Arabic.

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.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

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

Other Finding Aids

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

Archivist's Note

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

Conditions Governing Use

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