Copy oriental manuscripts held in the Library of the University of St Andrews

Scope and Content

Photographic, photocopied or microfilmed copies of oriental manuscripts held elsewhere, written in Arabic, Persian and Hebrew.

Administrative / Biographical History

This series of manuscripts has been created by the Library as the result of its policy of acquiring material to complement its own collections. The copies may have been used for teaching purposes and for academic study.

Access Information

By appointment with the Archivist. Access to unpublished records less than 30 years old and other records containing confidential information may be restricted. Special conditions apply to photographs.


Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project.

Other Finding Aids

Hand list available in Reading Room

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

GB 227 ms 1-59 (O) Oriental Manuscripts of the Library of the University of St Andrews

Additional Information

Originals are preserved in institutions such as the British Museum, John Rylands Library , the Vatican and Egyptian and Austrian National libaries.