A West African Muslim charm, c.1940

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A West African Muslim charm, together with a commentary by Alexander Mackie Honeyman, professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages at St Mary's College, St Andrews from 1936-1967.

The script has affinities with the maghrebi script and constitutes a charm designed to enhance the reputation of the owner.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Mackie Honeyman (1907-1988), was professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages at St Mary's College, St Andrews from 1936-1967.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the University by Professor A M Honeyman, 9 Feb 1951.

Note

Call number used to be ms1098

Other Finding Aids

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

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper: 1 sheet, 19x14.5cm.

Commentary - paper: 5 sheets, 20.4x25.5cm.

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.

Custodial History

Found at Dundee in a cargo of cocoa beans from West Africa.

Accruals

None

Bibliography

A M Honeyman, Transactions of Glasgow University Oriental Society, XIII, 1951.