List of Oriental Works purchased at Erzerum

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  • Reference
      GB 891 SC13/2
  • Dates of Creation
      1829 - 1830
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      handwritten

Scope and Content

'List of Oriental Works purchased at Erzerum, translated from the St Petersburg Journal of Dec 20 1829/ Jan 9 1830'. This catalogue is listed in the Society's Catalogue of English Manuscripts as No. 6: Catalogues of Oriental Works purchased at Erzerūm by the Russians, translated from the St. Petersburg Journal of December 28, 1829 (January 9 1930). This collection comprehends 43 manuscripts and two printed works in Theology (1), Grammar(1), Rhetoric (3), Dictionaries (5), History (16), Geography (1), Natural History (1), Arithmetic (1), and Poetry (16).

In 1829 the city had been captured by the Russian Empire, but was returned to the Ottoman Empire under the Treaty of Adrianople (Edirne), in September of the same year. Thirty-four of the manuscripts and the two printed works were purchased by Field Marshal Count Ivan Fyodorovich Paskevich-Erevansky in Erzurum to which were added nine manuscripts from the Library of Bajazeh; all of these were thought worthy of being deposited in the Imperial Library.

Administrative / Biographical History

It is unknown who created this list.

Acquisition Information

It is unknown how the manuscript was acquired by the Society but it was in the collections by 1833 when the Catalogue of English manuscripts was created.

Custodial History

The custodial history is unknown.

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