Malian Arabic manuscripts : filmed selections relating to Mali, including some in French 19th century

Yale University. Library. African Collection

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  • Creator made or collected from repositories in Mali, Senegal and France by the Malian Arabic Manuscripts Microfilm Project, Yale University Library African Collection
  • Format Manuscripts, Theses
  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1800-1899.
  • Physical Details
    • 15 microfilm reels partial inventories
  • Arrangement Includes three main groups arranged by provenance and by selector
  • OCLC ocm15720449


  • Literary, religious and historical manuscripts including genealogies, biographies and local histories largely pertaining to Mali, but also relating to Senegal and the Sudan, expecially in the French colonial correspondence from Senegal.
  • Reels 8-12 (= 8:1-5) were originally filmed in Mali for William A. Brown for use in his dissertation, "The Caliphate of Hamdullahi, ca. 1818-1864" (Ph. D., Univ. of Wisconsin, 1969).


  • Supplied title.
  • Microfilm. New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Library African collection, [1978?-1981?]. 15 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
  • In Arabic and French.
  • Manuscripts deposited in the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, in the Archives nationales du Sénégal and in private collections in Mali.


  • Reel 1. Selections from Bibliothèque ʻUmarienne de Ségou, Bibliothèque nationale, Paris -- Reels 2-5. Correspondence indigène, Archives nationales du Sénégal, Ancienne série de l'AOF, Section Soudan (15 G-61--81) -- Reels 6-15. Selections from manuscripts in Mali
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