Middle Eastern Manuscript Collection - Accession 1392
Scope and Content Note
The Middle Eastern Manuscript Collection consists of two manuscripts that were found in an abandoned monastery in the country of Armenia and was purchased at an antique market by Mr. B. L. Price while he was living in the Middle East. B. L. Price donated the manuscripts to Winthrop to honor two Winthrop graduates (Ruth Douglas Davis Horton, Class of 1929 and Carolyn Caldwell Gaddy, Class of 1931) that were professors of his while attending Wingate College. Mr. B. L. Price states, “I should like to give these two books in honor of the two graduates who have been of great influence to me and to thousands of other students.” The first manuscript, bound in animal-hyde, is a war chronicle chronicling the invasion of Mecca and is written in Assyrian. The second manuscript, had bound, details how young men must conduct themselves in the Islamic religion which is written in Arabic.