- Call number
- MssCol 116
- Physical description
- 30 linear feet (ca. 200 v.)
- A few manuscripts are in Turkish and Persian
- Preferred Citation
- Arabic manuscripts collection, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Collection consists of manuscripts written in Arabic on paper and vellum ranging from the 7th century to the late 19th century. Items include versions of the Koran and the Bible with commentaries, religious treatises, prayers, and prayer books. Literary writings are poems, proverbs, sayings, traditions, and biographical accounts. Other works concern logic, metaphysics, philosophy, astronomy, astrology, magic, medicine, law, history, and science. Also, grammars and dictionaries, and miscellaneous items such as rings and seals.
Manuscripts from various sources including the Schiff Collection of Arabic Materials.
Source of acquisitionGift, purchase, Various
Schmitz, Barbara. Islamic manuscripts in the New York Public Library, 1992
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Alternative form available
Selected manuscripts available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-334