The Persian Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections.
Dates: 1767, 1787, 1797, 1921
Extent: 5 boxes (3.2 linear feet)
Language(s): Persian, Arabic, English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.

Scope and Content

This is a constructed collection including materials in Persian and Arabic-language materials from Persia (now Iran). Provenance notes are listed with the items below.



Zwemer, Samuel Marinus, 1867-1952--Archvies.

Arabic language--Manuscripts.

Persian language--Manuscripts.

Koran. Arabic--Manuscripts.

Bible. N.T. Gospels. Arabic--Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was organized and the original finding aid was written in the spring of 1993, by Douglas F. Denné, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited in March of 2009 by Sarah Seraphin.


There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Persian Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
1:1 Arabic prayer book. (Persia). Gift of Isabel F. Dodd. 1767
1:2 Carrying case for the Arabic prayer book.
1:3 Manuscript of Gospels in Arabic (Persia). Gift of Rudolf Grob. 1787
1:4 Carrying case for the manuscript of Gospels.
Box 2
2:1 The Koran in Arabic (Persia). Gift of Edward M. Dodd. undated
2:2 Persian manuscript from the Samuel M. Zwemer Collection (Persia). undated
Box 3
3:1 Persian manuscript (Persia). Gift of W.M. Miller (Weshed, Persia). undated, January 11, 1921
3:2 Persian manuscript (Persia). Gift of Matthew T. Adam. undated
3:3 Letter from "J. W. A." (James W. Alexander), pertaining to Matthew T. Adam. undated
Box 4
4:1 Persian manuscript (Persia). undated
Box 5
5:1 The Koran. 1797
5:2 The Koran. undated


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