Manuscript/Mixed Material [Letter written by Mohammed Dekr, sent by President Roberts of Liberia to Theodore Dwight'

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Title
[Letter written by Mohammed Dekr, sent by President Roberts of Liberia to Theodore Dwight'
Summary
Letter apparently detailing the names of various peoples and tribes.
Contributor Names
Dukur, Muḥammad, author.
Dwight, Theodore, 1796-1866.
Roberts, Joseph J. (Joseph Jenkins), 1809-1876
Omar ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
[between 1850-1856?]
Subject Headings
-  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  Manuscript.
-  Arabic.
-  Title assigned by cataloger.
-  Written by Muḥammad Dukur.
-  Purchased from Sotheby's London, 30 June 2017.
-  Presumably written in Liberia.
-  Paper; wove ivory paper sewn into booklet form with blind stamp "Owen and Hurlbut"; dark brown ink and graphite; multiple tears and some pages separated at gutter.
-  African style Maghribī script.
-  On cover: "4, Rcv from, President Roberts, Monrovia", "not translated".
-  Maghribī script; 12 lines in written area 17.5 x 13 cm.
-  Fol. 1a (blank), fol. 2a-2b, fol. 3a (blank), fol. 3b-5a.
-  No binding.
-  Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم. فائدة تكتب اسم البلد جن اسم القبلة اسم الدار جن اسم رجل اسماعيل ...
-  Explicit/Colophon: ... الاسم الملك كرتوبه ارسل كبران يكتب بها اسم كتبه محمد دكر.
Medium
5 leaves ; 20.5 x 13.7 cm
Call Number/Physical Location
E445.N8 O43, no. 35
Library of Congress Control Number
2018371868
Online Format
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Description
Letter apparently detailing the names of various peoples and tribes.
LCCN Permalink
https://0-lccn.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/2018371868
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Chicago citation style:

Dukur, Muḥammad, Author, Theodore Dwight, Joseph J Roberts, and Omar Ibn Said Collection. Letter written by Mohammed Dekr, sent by President Roberts of Liberia to Theodore Dwight'. [Between to 1856?, 1850] Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2018371868/.

APA citation style:

Dukur, M., Dwight, T., Roberts, J. J. & Omar Ibn Said Collection. (1850) Letter written by Mohammed Dekr, sent by President Roberts of Liberia to Theodore Dwight'. [Between to 1856?] [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2018371868/.

MLA citation style:

Dukur, Muḥammad, Author, et al. Letter written by Mohammed Dekr, sent by President Roberts of Liberia to Theodore Dwight'. [Between to 1856?, 1850] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018371868/>.