Notes on and/or sketches of the following subjects or places: Cuernavaca, Mexico; Marrakech, Morocco, April 2, Telouet, Morocco; Pohoqualine, Penn., May 26; North Haven, Me., Aug. 17; waterworks, Chestnut Hill, Mass., Dec. 24. Open for use by qualified researchers. Pen, pencil, watercolor; some printed matter. Gift; James V. Righter; 2008 Jan. 4
Treatise on Islamic doctrines by ʻĪsá ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān al-Saktānī (or al-Suktānī), al-Rajrājī, Abū Mahdī, (died 1652), a well-known Mālikī scholar, muftī and qāḍī, born and died in Marākish (Marrakech, Morocco), being glosses "ḥawāshī" on the commentary of Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-Sanūsī (approximately 1427-approximately 1490), a leading Muslim scholar and notable from Tilimsan (Tlemcen, Algeria), on his own treatise titled "Umm al-barahīn fī ʻilm al-tawḥīd" (also called "al-ʻAqīdah al-ṣughrá" and "al-Sanūsīyah"). Copied by Aḥmad ibn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Bujayrimī al-Shāfiʻī. Place and date of copying not mentioned, probably from the 18th century
Sibṭ al-Māridīnī, Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1423-
Treatise on "al-jabr wa-al-muqābalah" (algebra and equation) by Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Sibṭ al-Māridīnī (1423-1506), a prolific Shafiʻī Islamic law scholar, an established mathematician, astronomer and timekeeper (muʼaqqit) at al-Jāmiʻ al-Azʹhar, born and died in Cairo (Egypt), of an ancestry from Damascus (Syria), being a commentary on "al-Urjūzah al-Yāsamīnīyah", a treatise in verse by Ibn al-Yāsamīn (ʻAbd Allāh ibn Ḥajjāj, died 1204), a mathematician, and courtier of the sultan of Morocco, from the city of Fās (Fès, Morocco) who was killed in Marākish (Marrakech, Morocco). The author states in the incipit that he wrote the commentary as an intellectual exercise to ward off boredom. Name of copyist and place and date of copying not mentioned, probably from the 18th century
University of California, Los Angeles - Charles E. Young Research Library
This bound manuscript contains two separate narratives. Narrative of her Captivity in Barbary, a draft of the earliest Barbary captivity narrative to be published by an Englishwoman, details Elizabeth Marsh's 1956 capture by pirates. The second piece, Journal of a Voyage by Sea from Calcutta to Madras, and of a Journey from thence back to Dacca, written considerably later circa 1775, describes her travels around India.
In his diary (11 April 1944 to 20 May 1945) Sgt. Woodworth discusses his travel to England, which includes an anecdote about a German submarine using bogus signals to misdirect American bombers, descriptions of the natives and environments of Dakar, Senegal, and Marrakech, Morocco, and details regarding a bomber crew that crashed in the Upper Amazon region and was beheaded by native headhunters; his participation in 13 bombing missions over France and Germany, including destinations and targets, his misgivings about his activities, and insight into the mental and physical straight of being on a bomber crew. He also describes his mission on "D-Day," 6 June 1944. Also of interest is a copy of a clipping from Stars and Stripes which briefly describes the operation of dropping propaganda leaflets behind enemy lines
Notes on and/or sketches of the following subjects or places: Cuernavaca, Mexico; Marrakech, Morocco, April 2, Telouet, Morocco; Pohoqualine, Penn., May 26; North Haven, Me., Aug. 17; waterworks, Chestnut Hill, Mass., Dec. 24
Mirightī, Muḥammad ibn Saʻīd, 1598 or 1599-1678 or 1679
The codex is a collection of four different treatises: 1. al-Mumtiʻ fī sharḥ al-Muqniʻ (folios 1a-22a), a treatise on horology, the methods of timekeeping, and the Islamic calendar by Muḥammad ibn Saʻīd al-Mirightī (1598 or 1599-1678 or 1679), a Moroccan scholar from the town of Miright who lived and died in Marrakech (Morocco), being a commentary on his own work "al-Muqniʻ fī sharḥ ʻilm Abī Miqraʻ", a treatise in verse. For Abū Miqraʻ (or Muqriʻ or Miqraʻah), Abū ʻAbd Allāh Muḥammad [ibn ʻAbd al-Ḥaqq] ibn ʻAlī al-Baṭawī (or al-Baṭṭawī, or al-Baṭṭūʼī), cf. Brockelmann, GAL: G II, 255; S II, 364. Copied on Saturday, 12 Dhū al-Ḥijjah, 1201 H (24 September, 1787) by Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Abī al-Qāsim al-Saklāwī. Followed by supplications, poems, requests and quotations (folios 22a-22b). 2. Kashf al-asrār ʻan ʻilm ḥurūf al-ghubar (folios 23a-28b), a treatise on mathematics by Abū al-Ḥasan ʻAlī ... Read More
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
The collection consists of photographic prints (approximately 36,800), negatives (approximately 87,200), transparencies (approximately 21,900), field notebooks, legal files and financial documents, clippings, tear sheets and rotogravure pages, handwritten and typed manuscripts, book dummies, reproduction proofs, exhibition brochures and posters, albums and scrapbooks, military records, awards, and magazines, all documenting the life and career of American photojournalist David Douglas Duncan.