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African Qur'an Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00093
Scope and Contents Unbound manuscript of the Qur'an (after 1869) with a leather shoulder bag (undated). Consists of about 700 pages with each page containing about 12 lines of script. Written in Arabic with African decorations throughout. The number of "ayahs" in this volume is a variant from Eastern or Ottoman contemporary Qur'ans. All of the verses are separated by three small circles in the form of a pyramid and every tenth verse is separated by two concentric circles.The manuscript is...

Holladay-Poindexter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 H71
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1835-1874, of Alexander R. Holladay and Henry P. Poindexter of Henrico County, Va. Includes letter, 2 September 1853, received by Poindexter discussing real estate in St. Louis; a letter in Arabic addressed to Rev. A. L. Holladay; and a fire insurance policy issued to Holladay and Poindexter for a dwelling in Henrico County.

Illuminated Islamic Scroll

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 00128
Content Description

1.5 in wide scroll with handwritten Islamic print and hand drawn illustrations. The illustrations are colored and illuminated. The end of the scroll is attached to leather which was used to protect the paper roll.

Qur'an Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00447
Content Description

Qur'an handwritten in Arabic with floral decoration on the first page. It may have been produced in China.

James W. Willox Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00218
Scope and Contents Diary, 1919, of James W. Willox, a private from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who served in the in the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force in Iraq during World War I. Primarily contains photographs from Willox's time in Iraq, including photographs of himself, his fellow soldiers, captured Iraqi soldiers, and native Iraqis performing their daily activities in Bahgdad. There are also photographs of buildings, a wedding, and soldier from India, among many others. Many of the photographs also have a...