Papers of Captain James Stewart (fl 1890 - 1902), antiquarian

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List and glossary of Oriental place names, 1890 (GB 231 MS 0680) (2 vols.); list and glossary of place names of Spain, Portugal, Southern France, c 1890 (GB 231 MS 0681) (3 vols.); notes (unfinished) on tribes and people connected with Afghanistan, but who are not Afghans, n.d. (GB 231 MS 0682); some Oriental place names, 1898 - 1902 (GB 231 MS 0683) (4 vols.); translation by James Stewart of Caussin de Perceval's Essai sur l'histoire des Arabes avant l'Islamism, containing notes on tribes, place and other names, 1901 (GB 231 MS 0684); collections on place and other names (including personal names), chiefly Oriental, derived from various sources, c 1890 (GB 231 MS 0685) (4 vols.)

Administrative / Biographical History

Captain James Stewart was interested in the origin and history of the place names of Southern Europe and Asia. He worked in the late nineteenth century, translating works of earlier authors and historians, and compiling his own research notes. No further details of his life and work have been established - it is not known if his work was ever published.


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