Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 119 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: Correspondence of Moorish officials and others with Franz Dombay during his residence in Morocco as secretary for the Emperor Joseph II
Recipient: Franz Lorenz von Dombay, 1758-1810
Title: Correspondence of Franz Dombay
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 285 [119]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper


Origin: 1196-1202 AH (1780-1787 CE)

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly part of the collection of the Persian scholar Nathaniel Bland (1803-1865). Bland’s oriental manuscripts were sold through Bernard Quaritch in 1866 to Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford.

Purchased by Enriqueta Rylands in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford, for the John Rylands Library.

Record Sources

Catalogue information compiled by Abdullah al-Rashidi from Alphonse Mingana, Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester University Press, 1934.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.



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