Correspondence (MS 253029b)

Material Information

Correspondence (MS 253029b)
Series Title:
Hichens Collection : Al-Inkishafi and Correspondence
Publication Date:
Paper ( medium )
Typescript manuscript : Black ink on thin paper


Subjects / Keywords:
Swahili poetry ( LCSH )
Africa, East ( LCSH )
East Africa
Kiswahili mashairi
Al-Hinawy, Mbarak, Sheikh-Sir, 1896-1959 ( LCNA )
Correspondence ( LCTGM )
Personal correspondence ( LCGFT )
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Eastern Africa -- Swahili Coast
-9.633997 x 39.778998


This section of MS 253029 contains a collection of letters, dated 1938 and 1939, by and to Mr Hichens, regarding the publication of Al-Inkishafi. The first letter is from the Africa Department of the School of Oriental and African Studies asking Mr Hichens to publish his translation of Al-Inkishafi, with grammatical and Other notes. Then, there are various letters of correspondence between Mr Hichens and various Institutions, such as the Cambridge University Press, the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures, The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and the Sheldon Press, all regarding the publication of Al-Inkishafi and Al-Akida. Finally, Sheldon Press agrees to publish the manuscript, and here we have the correspondence regarding the printing process. This MS also contains a set of letters between Hichens and Mbarak Ali Hinawy, Hichens main informant, regarding Other pieces of Swahili literature, for instance Al-Akida, that could be published. Mbarak Ali Hinawy suggests approaching Kenya’s publishing houses. ( en )
General Note:
Date of Composition: 1938-1939 AD (1357-1358 A.H.)
General Note:
Languages: English (Roman script)
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Extent: 118 leaves
General Note:
Incipit: Dear Mr Hichens, Members of the African Department
General Note:
See SOAS University of London manuscript MS 253028
General Note:
Africa -- Eastern Africa -- Swahili Coast
General Note:
From the Hichens Papers via Miss M.C. Bryan (gift), 23 February 1970

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Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
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Resource Identifier:
MS 253029 ( SOAS manuscript number )
MS 253029b ( SOAS manuscript number )