Commonplace book : manuscript, 1820-1841
Abdullah, Munshi, 1796-1854, scribe.
North, Alfred, 1807?-1866, former owner.HOLLIS ID
1 v. (38 leaves) ; 22 cm.Form/Genre
Singapore -- History ; Malay poetry
Written in several hands, some in red and black. Texts nos. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 are in the hand of Abdullah bin Abdulkadir.
Probably compiled at the request of the ABCFM missionary Alfred North.
With: Concise history of Malay-Bugis relations in Riau, with a colophon dated 1837 (ff. 2r-5v) ; Malay genealogical chronicle (ff. 7r-10v) ; Genealogical chronicle of Sumenap, dated 1837 (ff. 12r-18v) ; Letter from Pangeran Putera Negara bin Sultan Sambas to Mr. Robin, dated 1841 (ff. 20r) ; Letter to Sultan Alauddin Johar al-Alam Syah, Lord of Aceh, dated 1820 (ff. 23r) ; Syair cinta berahi [Ballad of passionate love, a poem] (ff.25r-28r) ; Letter from Adrian Koek concerning Abdullah bin Abdulkadir, dated 1821 (ff. 28v-29r) ; Memorandum by Abdulkadir on the collection of manuscripts (ff. 29v-32r) ; Contract ceding Tanjung Pinang to the Dutch (ff. 32v-33v) ; Letter from the Sultan of Kedah to Governor Bonham, dated 1838 (f. 34v) ; Letter from the ruler of Kuala Batu, Aceh (f. 35v) ; Letter of welcome from Datuk Besar Makai (ff. 36r-36v) ; Letter of welcome from the ruler of Kuala Batu (ff. 37r-37v) ; Letter from Mr. Bonham to Chao Phraya Prakasan Chief Minister of Siam, dated 1839 (ff. 37v-38v).
In Malay in the Jawi-Arabic script.
MS Indo 14. Houghton Library, Harvard University.
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Ballad of passionate love
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Syair cinta berahi