The Manuscript Collection of John Hutton and its Provenance
|Starts:||18:00 16 Mar 2015|
|Ends:||19:00 16 Mar 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Professor Charles Melville|
In 1842, the collection of 50 Islamic manuscripts belonging to John Hutton of Marske in Yorkshire were presented to Christ’s College, Cambridge.
This paper traces the provenances of this collection from north India to the Manchester bookseller, William Ford (d. 1832), from whom it was presumably purchased by Hutton.
Charles Melville is Professor of Persian History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Pembroke College.
Professor Charles Melville
Role: Professor of Persian History
Organisation: University of Cambridge
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