Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Afghanistan, 1879-80 Afghanistan, 1879-80 is an album of rare historical photographs depicting people and places associated with the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-80). The war began in November 1878 when Great Britain, fearful of what it saw as growing Russian influence in Afghanistan, invaded the country from British India. The first phase of the war ended in May 1879 with the Treaty of Gandamak, which permitted the...
    • Contributor: Baker, William - Burke, John
    • Date: 1879
    • Resource: - 86 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Muḥammad Amīn, Hājī Tuḥfat al-Ḥabībiyah, published in 1938 in Peshawar, is a Pushto book about the various Islamic durood (complimentary ritual phrases), which are invoked during prayer times, and other ritual practices in praise of the Prophet Muhammad. It reviews a number of Islamic theological traditions and hadiths that discuss the benefits of invoking the verse sallū ʻalyhi wasallimū taslīmá (Ask blessings on him and salute him...

  • Book/Printed Material
    A journey to the source of the river Oxus. John Wood (1811-71) was an officer in the navy of the East India Company who in 1836 was appointed to take part in a mission to Afghanistan led by Alexander Burnes. His instructions were to "ascend the Indus from its mouth to Attock, that a more perfect knowledge of the river may be procured, as well for purposes of commerce as of war...." He...

  • Book/Printed Material
    Across the border; Across the Border, or Pathan and Biloch is a work of ethnographic description by little-known English writer Edward Emmerson Oliver. It deals with the Afghan and Baluch tribes of the northwest frontier of British India bordering Afghanistan (in what is today Pakistan) and of Afghanistan itself. The book is in a long line of British writing about these territories going back to the foundational...
    • Contributor: Oliver, Edward Emmerson
    • Date: 1890
    • Resource: - 366 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Tavārīkh-i khūrshīd-i jahān
    / | تواريخ خورشيد جهان /
    Tavarikh-i Khurshid-i Jahan (literally, Histories of the sun of the world) is primarily a history of Afghan Pushtun (or Pashtun) ancestry. It describes Afghan Pushtun genealogies, the various lineages, and the many political events, wars, and polities, such as the Safavid and Mughal dynasties in Khorasan and India, with which the Pushtuns have historically been identified. The book is arranged in four sections. Section...
    • Contributor: Ganḍāpūr, Sher Muḥammad K̲h̲ān - Ellis, Alexander George
    • Date: 1894-01-01

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Tārīkh-i Afghānistān = Tarikh-i-Afghanistan, Tārīkh-i-Afghānistān (History of Afghanistan) is a translation into Pushto of G.B. Malleson's History of Afghanistan, from the Earliest Period to the Outbreak of the War of 1878 (1879). Published in Peshawar in 1930, the book was used as a textbook for British military officers serving in the Pushto-speaking areas of northwestern India (present-day Pakistan) and Afghanistan. Its purpose was to provide a language learning...
    • Contributor: Malleson, G. B. (George Bruce)
    • Date: 1930
    • Resource: - 438 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Narrative of various journeys in Balochistan, Afghanistan, the Panjab, & Kalât, during a residence in those countries : to which is added an account of the insurrection at Kalat, and a memoir ... Charles Masson (alias of James Lewis) was a traveler and explorer who was the first European to appreciate the archeological heritage of Afghanistan. Not much is known about his early life. He was born in London in 1800 and by all accounts received a good education that included Latin, Greek, and French. After a quarrel with his father, in 1821 he enlisted as an...
    • Contributor: Theodore Roosevelt Hunting Library (Library of Congress) - Masson, Charles
    • Date: 1844
  • Book/Printed Material
    Travels in Beloochistan and Sinde; accompanied by a geographical and historical account of those countries Travels in Beloochistan and Sinde is a first-hand account of a journey taken in 1810-11 through parts of present-day India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq. The author, Henry Pottinger (1789-1856), was a lieutenant in the East India Company who, along with a friend and fellow officer, Captain Charles Christie, volunteered to undertake a mission to the region between India and Persia (present-day Iran), about...
    • Contributor: Pottinger, Henry
    • Date: 1816
    • Resource: - 469 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Ruqʻāt-i ʻĀlamgīrī-i muḥashshá
    / | رقعات عالمگيرى محشى /
    Letters written by the Mughal Emperor to his sons, daughter, friends and ministers, originally published in 1875 in Lahore. This lithographic book, published in 1875 in Lahore, present-day Pakistan, is a volume of letters written by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb (1618-1707, reigned 1658-1707) to his sons, daughter, friends, and ministers. It also includes jottings, as in an occasional journal, on events and other things...
    • Contributor: Alī, Sayyid Muḥammad - Aurangzeb - ʻalī, Sayyid Muḥammad
    • Date: 1878-01-01

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Bannú; or Our Afghan frontier. Pushto proverbs translated into English, the same proverbs in Pushto: p. 231-473.
    • Contributor: Thorburn, S. S. (Septimus Smet)
    • Date: 1876-01-01
    • Resource: - 509 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Sind revisited: with notices of the Anglo-Indian army; railroads; part, present, and future, etc The English explorer and author Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-90) began his long and adventurous career in India, where he arrived in 1842 to join the 18th regiment of Bombay infantry as a young commissioned officer. In 1844 Burton's regiment was posted to Sind, the province located in present-day southeastern Pakistan, at that time only recently annexed by the British. Burton lived in Sind...
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis
    • Date: 1877
  • Map
    Bokhara, Afghanistan, Beloochistan, &c. Shows Bokhara, Afghanistan, Beloochistan and part of Persia. Relief shown by hachures. "Engraved by J. & C. Walker." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: J. & C. Walker (Firm) - Standford, Edward
    • Date: 1800-01-01
  • Map
    Persia Arabia &c. Divides Persia in sub-boundaries, including Afghanistan and Beloochistan. Relief shown by hachures. "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1852 by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." Includes "Explanation" key with symbols for capitals, important towns and Inferior--Do. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster...
    • Contributor: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co
    • Date: 1852-01-01
  • Map
    Map of Persia, Turkey in Asia : Afghanistan, Beloochistan. Shows parts of Egypt and Nubia east of the Nile. Has a note at the bottom saying, "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1867 by S. Augustus Mitchell in the Clerks Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." LC copy has handwritten note in bottom margin: Mitchell's New General Atlas-1869. Available also through the Library of Congress...
    • Contributor: Mitchell, S. Augustus, (Samuel Augustus)
    • Date: 1869-01-01
  • Map
    Palestine, or, the Holy Land ; Persia, Afghanistan and Beluchistan.
    Persia, Afghanistan and Beluchistan
    Relief shown in hachures. Prime meridian: Washington, D.C. At head of sheet: Rand McNally & Co.'s map of Asia and Europe. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Includes index.
    • Contributor: Rand McNally and Company
    • Date: 1885-01-01
  • Map
    Iran und Turan : Persien, Afghanistan, Biludschistan, Turkestan : eine geographische Skizze Prime meridian: Ferro. In upper right corner: Neue Ausgabe no. XLVL, Stieler's Hand-Atlas (no. 43b) From: Hand-atlas über alle Theile der Erde ... / Hrsg. von Adolf Stieler ... 1839, no. 43b. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Justus Perthes (Firm : Gotha, Germany) - Berghaus, Heinrich Karl Wilhelm
    • Date: 1835-01-01
  • Map
    Das Hochland von Iran enthaltend die Staaten von Persien, Afghanistan und Beludschistan Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians: Paris and Ferro. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Weiland, C. F. (Carl Ferdinand) - Geographisches Institut (Weimar, Thuringia, Germany)
    • Date: 1846-01-01
  • Map
    Persia, Afghanistan and Beluchistan.
    Rand, McNally & Co.'s Persia, etc
    Relief shown in hachures. Prime meridian: Washington, D.C. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Rand McNally and Company
    • Date: 1881-01-01
  • Map
    Persia (Iran), Afghanistan and Baluchistan. In upper right corner: No. 103. From: The Century atlas of the world, 1897. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Century Company
    • Date: 1897-01-01
  • Map
    Persia, Afghanistan and Baluchistan. Relief shown in hachures. From: Rand McNally and Company, Indexed atlas of the world, no. 115. Includes index. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Rand McNally and Company
    • Date: 1898-01-01
  • Map
    Persia, Afghanistan and Baluchistan. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Americana Company
    • Date: 1904-01-01
  • Map
    Übersichts-Blatt Afghanistan und den Ländern an der Nord-West Grenze Von Indien. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Zimmermann, Carl - Schroeder, E. H.
    • Date: 1842-01-01
  • Map
    Map of the Pishin Valley and the upper basin of the Lora : constructed from the surveys & reconnaissances executed by officers attached to the forces serving in southern Afghanistan Relief shown by shading. Stamped in lower left corner: 608A. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Turner, W. J. (William John)
    • Date: 1880-01-01
  • Book/Printed Material
    Injīl sharīf pah maʻrifat da muqaddas Yūḥannā : manẓūm Puṣhto maʻ tafsīr
    Kitāb-i muqaddas | Injīl da muqaddas Yūhannā
    This book is a versified translation into Pushto with commentary of the Gospel of John, published in Lahore, British India (present-day Pakistan), in 1939. The earliest translations of parts of the Bible into Pushto were completed in the first decade of the 19th century by John Leyden, a Scottish linguist and poet who went to Calcutta in 1803 as a surgeon's assistant for the...

  • Book/Printed Material
    Dīvān-i Mīr Zāhid Afghānī muḥashshī
    / | Dewān-i Mīrzā Zāhid Afghānī muḥashshī | ديوان مير زاهد افغانى محشى /
    Divan-i Mir Zahi Afghani Muhashi (Collection of poetics of Mir Zahid) is a collection of Pushto poems of Mir Zahid Afghani Muhashi. There is no information about this person other than his name, which appears in this collection. It is not known whether Mir Zahid is the author or the compiler. The collection is a lithographic publication, printed in Lahore in 1915. The contents...
    • Contributor: Afghānī, Mīr Zāhid
    • Date: 1915-01-01

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