In my last post I introduced the Arabic manuscripts beqeathed to Trinity College Library in the seventeenth century by Robert Huntingdon, provost of the College from 1683-92. I also conveyed that the later treatment of these materials by librarians – the physical placement of them on shelves – shows that their integrity as a single collection was recognized.
In numbers and quality, the center piece of the Arabic manuscripts collection at Trinity College is that of the English clergyman Robert Huntingdon (1637–1701). This post will look more closely at the donations he made to Trinity College in 1682. The second post will provide manuscript descriptions.