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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    William Brown Hodgson letter, Savannah, Georgia, to Theodore Dwight
    First line of letter: At a recent meeting of your Ethnologic Society an Arabic MS was submitted by you, which had been received by President Benson of Liberia
    Autograph letter, signed, from William Brown Hodgson to Theodore Dwight inquiring about contents of the Arabic manuscript received from Steven Allen Benson of Liberia that was recently submitted by Dwight to the Ethnological Society.
    • Contributor: American Ethnological Society - Benson, Stephen Allen - Dwight, Theodore - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Hodgson, William Brown - Rothman, Adam
    • Date: 1861

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    N. Saadi letter, Brooklyn, New York, to Dr. Nies
    First line of letter: Your favor with enclosed Manuscript received
    Autograph letter, signed, from N. Saadi to Dr. Nies acknowledging receipt of Arabic manuscript with Arabic manuscript and its translation.
    • Contributor: Saadi, N. - Rothman, Adam - Nies, James B. - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919

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    James B. Nies letter, Brooklyn Heights, New York City, to Mr. Wood
    First line of letter: Enclosed is the Arabic "Insurance policy"
    Autograph letter, signed, from James B. Nies to Mr. Wood about returning an original Arabic text and requesting copies to be made to have one sent to him. Nies informs Mr. Wood that the translations were done by two reliable Syrian friends Nazir Sa'adi' and Asa'ad il Milky. Written on Hotel St. George, Brooklyn Heights, New York City letterhead.
    • Contributor: Hotel St. George (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) - Wood - Nies, James B. - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Saadi, N. - Rothman, Adam
    • Date: 1919

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    Correspondence opening with the interior of Africa Unsigned newspaper clipping from unidentified issue of the New York "Evangelist" about Arabic manuscripts procured [by T.D.] from Liberian President Stephen Allen Benson and former Liberian President Joseph J. Roberts which were translated by Isaac Bird. Article also reports that a shipment of books had arrived that had been printed from American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions' press in Beirut, Lebanon on the...
    • Contributor: Bliss, Daniel - Benson, Stephen Allen - American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions - Roberts, Joseph J. (Joseph Jenkins) - Dwight, Theodore - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Bird, Isaac
    • Date: 1863

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    Copy of a letter addressed by the Editor, to the Secretaries of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions ... February 9th, 1863
    First line of text: I have some facts in my possession, relating to a large and interesting portion of Africa, which I think your Society will deem worthy of their attention
    Unsigned clipping of newspaper galley proof from unidentified source of letter to the editor by Theodore Dwight addessed from No. 62 Harrison St., Brooklyn, N.Y., February 9th, 1863. Printed at end: Theodore Dwight with added printed note "(A copy of Dr. Bird's letter of January 9th, 1863, was inclosed)". Includes narrative by Theodore Dwight of initially being given a manuscript in Arabic in 1835...
    • Contributor: Benson, Stephen Allen - Cotheal, Alexander Isaac - American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions - Dwight, Theodore - Roberts, Joseph J. (Joseph Jenkins) - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Bird, Isaac
    • Date: 1860

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    Letters addressed to Theodore Dwight from Isaac Bird, Stephen Allen Benson and Joseph J. Roberts, 1860-1863 Unsigned clipping of newspaper galley proof from unidentified source of letter press compilation of seven letters written to Theodore Dwight. Includes transcriptions of letters from Isaac Bird, May 9, 1860, April 1, 1862, May 22, 1862 and January 9, 1863. Includes transcriptions of letters from President Benson of Liberia, July 19, 1860 and November 20, 1860 and transcription of letter from J.J. Roberts, ex-President...
    • Contributor: Benson, Stephen Allen - American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions - Dwight, Theodore - Roberts, Joseph J. (Joseph Jenkins) - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Bird, Isaac
    • Date: 1863

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    Letters addressed to Theodore Dwight from S.B. Treat and J.J. Roberts, 1863 Unsigned clipping of newspaper galley proof from unidentified source of two letter press letters written to Theodore Dwight. Includes printed transcription of a letter from S.B. Treat, Secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions from February 19, 1863 agreeing that Dwight should confer with Reverend Daniel Bliss. Also includes printed transcription of extracts from a letter from J.J. Roberts, ex-President of...
    • Contributor: Treat, Selah Burr - Bliss, Daniel - American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions - Dwight, Theodore - Roberts, Joseph J. (Joseph Jenkins) - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1863

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    Preface
    First line of text: The contents of the following narrative were communicated to me, in 1834 and '35, by the aged and venerable African, Lahmen Kibby, called "Old Paul"
    Unsigned clipping of galley proof for prefatory essay attributed to Theodore Dwight about Lamine Kebe and "Mohammedism" in Africa.
    • Contributor: Dwight, Theodore - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1860

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    Park (p. 52) says, that Fattatenda was the capital of Bondou, when he was there Unsigned clipping of galley proof for portion of text describing different customs, history, tribes and languages in Africa and the travel and language difficulties faced by outside travelers. Text includes bibliographical citations referencing works by Mungo Park, Heinrich Barth, and Richard and John Lander describing Africa. Text attributed to Theodore Dwight?
    • Contributor: Lander, Richard - Park, Mungo - Lander, John - Barth, Heinrich - Dwight, Theodore - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1860

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    Extracts from an Arabic manuscript of eighteen pages
    Additional caption title: Chapter on the origin of man
    Unsigned clipping of galley proof that includes "Extracts from the Arabic manuscripts of eighteen pages, preserved by the late President Benson; written by Mammora Dooqueah, a Mandingo Negro from Footah. Translated by the Rev. Isaac Bird" and additional text "Extracts from an Arabic manuscript of eighteen pages, procured by ex-President Roberts and translated by the Rev. Isaac Bird" with description of China.
    • Contributor: Benson, Stephen Allen - Dukur, Muḥammad - Roberts, Joseph J. (Joseph Jenkins) - Dwight, Theodore - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Bird, Isaac
    • Date: 1865

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    The Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America : [circle] 7
    Circle 7
    Cover title. Date of publication from page 3 of pamphlet. Includes index on pages 61-63. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Ali, Drew - Moorish Science Temple of America
    • Date: 1927

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    Stephen A. Benson letter, Monrovia, Liberia, to Theodore Dwight, New York, American Ethnological Society
    First line of letter: On my return home early in May, from an official tour down the Coast, I received your favour of the 24th Jany
    Autograph letter, signed, from Stephen A. Benson to Theodore Dwight about the benefits of circulating publications in Arabic about "Civilized Countries" in Africa with assurances from Benson that he will procure desired Arabic manuscripts for Theodore Dwight.
    • Contributor: American Ethnological Society - Benson, Stephen Allen - Dwight, Theodore - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Rothman, Adam
    • Date: 1860

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Koran questions for Moorish Americans
    At head of title: Great meeting is on
    Cover title. Blank form on back cover has date July 20, 1928. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
    • Contributor: Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Ali, Drew - Moorish Science Temple of America
    • Date: 1928

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Jet magazine issue from March 13, 1975
    Cover story title: Nation mourns Muslim leader Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975)
    Copy of volume XLVII, no. 25 issue of Jet magazine from March 13, 1975 which includes numerous illustrated articles about and related to Elijah Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam, after his death on February 25, 1975.
    • Contributor: Johnson Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.) - Simms, Gregory - Roberts, Merrill A. - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Lewis, Roy - Booker, Simeon
    • Date: 1975
  • Book/Printed Material
    Jet magazine issue from August 14, 1975
    Cover story title: New Muslim leader charts interracial future of his nation
    Copy of volume XLVIII, no. 21 issue of Jet magazine from August 14, 1975 which includes article about W.D. Muhammad, Supreme Minister of the Nation of Islam.
    • Contributor: Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Johnson Publishing Company (Chicago, Ill.) - Simms, Gregory
    • Date: 1975
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Autobiography of Omar ibn Said, slave in North Carolina, 1831 Caption title. Offprint. Reprinted from The American Historical Review, Volume XXX, no. 4, July, 1925. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Cataloged from scan he11 2018-11-01
    • Contributor: Said, Omar Ibn - Dwight, Theodore - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1925

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    Origin of man
    First line of text: Manuscript No. 2. In the name of God merciful & gracious
    Isaac Bird's undated translation of Mohammed Deker's Origin of Man.
    • Contributor: Bird, Isaac - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Rothman, Adam - Dukur, Muḥammad
    • Date: 1850

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    Said Mohammed, son of Mohammed, son of Ali, son of Othman
    First line of text: Manuscript No. 3. In the name of God merciful & gracious
    Isaac Bird's undated translation of Mohammed Deker's Said Mohammed, son of Mohammed, son of Ali, son of Othman.
    • Contributor: Bird, Isaac - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Rothman, Adam - Dukur, Muḥammad
    • Date: 1850

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    Translation of the life of Omar ibn Said
    First line of text: Manuscript no. 1. In the name of God, the merciful, the gracious | At head of title: Omar ben Saeed
    Isaac Bird's undated translation of the Life of Omar Ibn Said.
    • Contributor: Said, Omar Ibn - Rothman, Adam - Bird, Isaac - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1860

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    The life of Omar ben Saeed, a Foulah slave
    Signed at end: Mr. Cotheal's translation of Omar ben Saeed's letter to Paul
    Alexander Cotheal's translation of the Life of Omar Ibn Said.
    • Contributor: Said, Omar Ibn - Cotheal, Alexander Isaac - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1848

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    Translation of Sheikh Sana See manuscript
    First line of text: O my Lord & helper, increase my knowledge | At head of title: Dr. Bird's translation of the Panama Sheikh's [?] ms
    Isaac Bird's undated translation of Sheikh Sana See's undated manuscript.
    • Contributor: See, Sheikh Sana - Bird, Isaac - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1863

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    Joseph J. Roberts letter, Monrovia, Liberia, to Theodore Dwight, New York
    First line of letter: I enclosed to you some time since, care of Rev. J. B. Pinney D.D. an Arabic Manuscript
    Autograph letter, signed, from Joseph J. Roberts to Theodore Dwight notifying Dwight that he will be receiving an additional Arabic manuscript sent by Roberts in care of Reverend John Brooke Pinney.
    • Contributor: Pinney, John Brooke - Dwight, Theodore - Roberts, Joseph J. (Joseph Jenkins) - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress) - Rothman, Adam
    • Date: 1861

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    Translation of Sheikh Sana See 1850's manuscript
    First line of text: O Lord, increase our knowledge of what has happened! | At head of title: Translation of the 1st ms. of the Panama Sheikh by Wm. A. Thomson, M.D.
    Dr. William A. [William H.] Thomson's undated translation of Sheikh Sana See's manuscript written in Panama sometime between 1850 and 1855.
    • Contributor: See, Sheikh Sana - Thomson, William Hanna - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1863

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    Translation of letter written on the part of Keneb el Hussen and Bel Keis Hussein ; Translation of instructions for delivery of a letter, a charm and a magic square
    Translation of instructions for delivery of a letter, a charm and a magic square | Auction catalog title: Two English translations of texts in Arabic comprising a letter "on the part of Keneb el Hussein & Bel Keis el Hussein ... to the people of Melky ; An English translation of an Arabic "magic square"
    First of two English translations of Arabic texts by Dr. William H. Thomson comprising a letter "on the part of Keneb el Hussein & Bel Keis el Hussein, dwelling in Gebel, Kunir, to the people of Melky" with instructions for how to pass on the message and stating that on the back of the letter are instructions for how to make a charm to...
    • Contributor: See, Sheikh Sana - Thomson, William Hanna - Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1863

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    Prayers for safe arrival of travelers with diagram of an amulet Prayers and amulet for safe travel.
    • Contributor: Omar Ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 18??

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