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Manuscript/Mixed Material [Letter written by Mohammed Dekr, sent by President Roberts of Liberia to Theodore Dwight'

About this Item

Title

  • [Letter written by Mohammed Dekr, sent by President Roberts of Liberia to Theodore Dwight'

Summary

  • Letter apparently detailing the names of various peoples and tribes.

Names

  • Dukur, Muḥammad, author
  • Dwight, Theodore, 1796-1866
  • Roberts, Joseph J. (Joseph Jenkins), 1809-1876
  • Omar ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [between 1850-1856?]

Headings

  • -  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)

Notes

  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  Manuscript.
  • -  Arabic.
  • -  Title assigned by cataloger.
  • -  Written by Muḥammad Dukur.
  • -  Purchased from Sotheby's London, 30 June 2017.
  • -  Presumably written in Liberia.
  • -  Paper; wove ivory paper sewn into booklet form with blind stamp "Owen and Hurlbut"; dark brown ink and graphite; multiple tears and some pages separated at gutter.
  • -  African style Maghribī script.
  • -  On cover: "4, Rcv from, President Roberts, Monrovia", "not translated".
  • -  Maghribī script; 12 lines in written area 17.5 x 13 cm.
  • -  Fol. 1a (blank), fol. 2a-2b, fol. 3a (blank), fol. 3b-5a.
  • -  No binding.
  • -  Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم. فائدة تكتب اسم البلد جن اسم القبلة اسم الدار جن اسم رجل اسماعيل ...
  • -  Explicit/Colophon: ... الاسم الملك كرتوبه ارسل كبران يكتب بها اسم كتبه محمد دكر.

Medium

  • 5 leaves ; 20.5 x 13.7 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • E445.N8 O43, no. 35

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018371868

Online Format

  • image

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Rights & Access

The contents of the Library of Congress Omar Ibn Said Collection are in the public domain and are free to use and reuse.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, African and Middle East Division, Omar Ibn Said Collection.

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Chicago citation style:

Dukur, Muḥammad, Author, Theodore Dwight, Joseph J Roberts, and Omar Ibn Said Collection. Letter written by Mohammed Dekr, sent by President Roberts of Liberia to Theodore Dwight'. [Between to 1856?, 1850] Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018371868/.

APA citation style:

Dukur, M., Dwight, T., Roberts, J. J. & Omar Ibn Said Collection. (1850) Letter written by Mohammed Dekr, sent by President Roberts of Liberia to Theodore Dwight'. [Between to 1856?] [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018371868/.

MLA citation style:

Dukur, Muḥammad, Author, et al. Letter written by Mohammed Dekr, sent by President Roberts of Liberia to Theodore Dwight'. [Between to 1856?, 1850] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018371868/>.