The Quran in East and West: Manuscripts and Printed Books

Item Information

Qur'an, cover, inside front cover note

Dublin Core

Title

Qur'an, cover, inside front cover note

Subject

Qur'an circulation

Description

information about the previous owner and the approximate age of Qur'an manuscript

Creator

Howbridge, Tillman C.

Date

manuscript note - 9 June 1868
manuscript - between 1600 and 1800

Language

eng

Identifier

CLIO id: 4488501

Additional Item Metadata

Spatial Coverage

Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire

Provenance

in the bottom right corner, there is a second note, dated 20 May 1883 and stating that Howbridge's nephew - his name is illegible - sold the Quran manuscript to the library of Union Theological Seminary

Citation

unpublished

MODS

Key Date

1868-06-09

Type of Date

ex

Place of Origin

Constantinople

Form/Genre

manuscripts

Physical Description

piece of paper pasted into the cover of Burke Arabic MS 3

Repository Name

nnc-ut

Shelf Location

Burke Arabic MS 3

Notes

the note is dated 9 June 1868, and was written by Tillman C. Howbridge, an American missionary, in Istanbul
Howbridge recorded that he had received this Quran manuscript from his Turkish teacher Arif Bey, when he was living in Erzurum, in eastern Anatolia
while Howbridge's Turkish teacher could not give him an approximate date for the manuscript, a Turkish acquaintance told him in Istanbul that the manuscript was about 300 years old

Language of Cataloging

eng

Digital Origin

rd

Collection

Arabic manuscripts collection

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

book with envelope binding

Physical Dimensions

27 x 18 cm (board)

Citation

Howbridge, Tillman C., “Qur'an, cover, inside front cover note,” Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions, accessed June 15, 2024, https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/quran/item/6169.

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