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Mesopotamia . Asia - Mesopotamia. General region. Longitude: 44.0000. Latitude: 34.0000.

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Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Diary in typescript carbon of John L Baird.

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Identifier: Acc.8893
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Describing journey to Turkey, Mesopotamia and Persia.

Dates: 1913.

Incomplete manuscript, "Nineveh and its Remains", volume 1, by Austen Henry Layard., 1845-1849.

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Identifier: MS.42347
Scope and Contents This part of the manuscript relates to volume I of 'Nineveh and its remains' by Austen Henry Layard, which was published by John Murray in 1849. There are additions and revisions throughout.The manuscript is incomplete, but contains:Note about contents of the manuscript: f.1;Pages of chapter 1: ff.2-33;Pages of chapter 2: ff.34-37;Pages of chapter 3: ff.38-64;Pages of chapter 4: ff.65-69;Pages of chapter 5:...
Dates: 1845-1849.

Incomplete manuscript, "Nineveh and its Remains", volume 2, by Austen Henry Layard., 1845-1849.

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Identifier: MS.42348
Scope and Contents The manuscript here relates to the end of Part 1 and much of Part 2 that comprises volume II of 'Nineveh and its remains' by Austen Henry Layard, which was published by John Murray in 1849. There are additions and revisions throughout.The manuscript is incomplete, but contains:Note about contents of the manuscript: f.1;Part 1 of the published work:Chapter 11: folios 2-65;Chapter 12: folios 66-110;Pages of chapter 13:...
Dates: 1845-1849.

Incomplete marked proofs, "Nineveh and its Remains", volume II, by Austen Henry Layard., 1849.

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Identifier: MS.42352
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The proofs here are for Volume II of 'Nineveh and its remains' by Austen Henry Layard. The proofs have been heavily annotated, with many additions, corrections and deletions.

Although these are not a complete set of proofs, only a few pages are missing. There are proofs for pages 1-252, 271-272 and 275-484. The page numbers are taken from the original pagination on the proofs. In addition there are six folios that have been added throughout the proofs with corrected text.

Dates: 1849.

Journal of a tour in Persia possibly by Colonel William Wauchope of Niddrie Marishall.

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Identifier: Acc.12492
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Includes another journal of travels in Mesopotamia by an unknown member of the Honourable East India Company.

Dates: 1810.

Manuscript and marked proofs, "Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon", by Austen Henry Layard., 1847-1853.

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Identifier: MSS.42354-42358
Scope and Contents

"Discoveries in the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" was a work written by Austen Henry Layard and published by John Murray. It would appear to have been intended to be published in two volumes, but was eventually published in one volume in 1853.

In this series there are both manuscripts and proofs of the work, showing the progression through the publication process.

Dates: 1847-1853.

Manuscript, "Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon", by Austen Henry Layard., 1847-1853.

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Identifier: MSS.42354-42356
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The manuscript is mostly in the hand of Austen Henry Layard, but would appear to include passages in the hand of a copyist. The manuscripts show additions and deletions, and includes proof illustrations. The first manuscript appears to be an earlier version.

The contents that was originally placed in Ms.42356 was subsumed in to Ms.42355. The reference Ms.42356 is therefore no longer in use.

Dates: 1847-1853.

Manuscript, "Discoveries in the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon", by Austen Henry Layard. , 1847-1853.

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Identifier: MS.42355
Scope and Contents The manuscript relates to the work 'Discoveries in the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon' by Austen Henry Layard, which was published in 1853. It is in the hand of a copyist, with annotations in the hand of Austen Henry Layard.The manuscript has been edited with additions and deletions throughout. The manuscript covers the majority of the published work, including the preface, parts of the index, and a musical score entitled 'Chaunt of the Yezidi Priests', which appeared as Appendix...
Dates: 1847-1853.

Manuscript transcriptions of Akkadian cuneiform inscriptions from artefacts found during the excavations of Austen Henry Layard excavations at "Nimroud"., 1845-1847.

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Identifier: MS.42353
Scope and Contents These transcriptions were taken from two artifacts found during the excavations undertaken by Austen Henry Layard - a winged bull and a slab. For a brief description of the winged bulls at the centre of the mound see “Nineveh and its Remains”, volume 1, page 47. For “Plan 2” mentioned in the annotation on transcription of the text on the slab see “Nineveh and its Remains”, volume 1, facing page 34.There are annotations by Layard at the head of the transcriptions. Writing in...
Dates: 1845-1847.

Manuscript, with marked proofs, of "Nineveh and its Remains" by Austen Henry Layard., 1845-1849.

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Identifier: MSS.42347-42353
Scope and Contents After Austen Henry Layard excavated the remains of Assyrian palaces between 1845 and 1847, there was great public appetite for more information about the newly unearthed artefacts, particularly because many believed that these discoveries confirmed history as described in the Bible.Layard wrote a lavishly illustrated work, 'Nineveh and its remains', which was published by John Murray in 1849. Despite its title, the discoveries in this work mostly relate to the city of Nimrud -...
Dates: 1845-1849.

Manuscripts and proofs of the works of Austen Henry Layard concerning his journeys through, and his archaeological excavations and diplomatic missions in, the Ottoman Empire., 1845-1882.

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Identifier: MSS.42346-42384
Scope and Contents

The manuscripts, proofs and typescripts in this series all relate to the written works of Layard about his experiences and work within the Ottoman Empire. This includes some of his most well known publications, including 'Nineveh and its Remains', which was first published by John Murray in 1849.

Dates: 1845-1882.

Package of manuscripts, "A.H. Layard`s MSS. of large book on Nineveh"., ? 1848-? 1849.

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Identifier: MS.42359
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The package contains the following manuscripts by Layard :

(1) introduction to an unidentified work;

(2) introduction to "Nineveh and its remains";

(3) preface to "Nineveh and its remains"; and,

(4) description of the plates in "The monuments of Nineveh" (i.e. the large book referred to on the wrapper).

Dates: ? 1848-? 1849.