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Pollock mss., 1971-2007

Papers, ca. 1971-2007, of James Pollock at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Electronic finding aid encoded by Maya Lerman.

Summary Information

Repository:
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly

Creator
Pollock, James W. (James Wilson), 1922-

Title
Pollock mss., 1971-2007

Collection number
LMC 3010

Extent
ca. 150 items

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
Consists of the notes, drafts and final manuscript of Nature, Man and God in Medieval Islam: ‘Abd Allah Baydawi's text, Tawali‘ al-anwar min matali‘ al-anzar, along with Mahmud Isfahani's commentary, Matali‘ al-anzar, sharh Tawali‘ al-anwar, edited and translated by Edwin E. Calverley and James W. Pollock (Leiden: Brill, 2002).

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
Acquisition Information
Gift. 2007
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item] Pollock mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Consists of the notes, drafts and final manuscript of Nature, Man and God in Medieval Islam: ‘Abd Allah Baydawi's text, Tawali‘ al-anwar min matali‘ al-anzar, along with Mahmud Isfahani's commentary, Matali‘ al-anzar, sharh Tawali‘ al-anwar, edited and translated by Edwin E. Calverley and James W. Pollock (Leiden: Brill, 2002). Also present is some correspondence relating to the long term translation project, taken on by James Pollock after Edwin Calverley's death in 1971, as well as some editorial and post publication correspondence, and copies of reviews of the two-volume work.

Arrangement

The arrangement of the collection is as Dr. Pollock identified and maintained the materials: Professor Calverley's handwritten notes and draft translation are at the beginning of the collection, followed by several drafts and editings of the complete work concluding with correspondence relating to and reviews of the published work.

  • Indexing Terms

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    • Names
    • Pollock, James W. (James Wilson), 1922-
    • Calverley, Edwin Elliott, 1882-1971.
    • Bay·d¯aw¯i, ‘Abd All¯ah ibn ‘Umar, d. 1286? Taw¯ali‘ al-anw¯ar min ma·t¯ali‘ al-an·z¯ar. English
    • I·sfah¯an¯i, Ma·hm¯ud ibn ‘Abd al-Ra·hm¯an, 1275 or 6-1348 or 9. Ma·t¯ali‘ al-an·z¯ar. English
    • Topics
    • Translations--20th century.
    • Islam--Doctrines.
    • Philosophy, Islamic.

Box 1 Edwin E. Calverley’s draft translation of Baydawi’s Tawali’ al-anwar min matali’ al-anzar and Isfahani’s commentary on Baydawi's work.

Written mostly in pencil and filed in 16 notebooks and 1 folder.


Box 2 Transcription and first edit of Calverley’s draft:

Book 1

(7 folders)


Book 2

(2 folders)


Book 3

(2 folders)


Illustrations for Book 1, section 3

Box 2 Second edit: Introduction and Books 1 & 2

(7 folders)


Box 3 Second edit, Book 3


Box 3 Third edit, Books 1-3

(7 folders )


Box 3 "more editing"

(2 folders)


Box 3 "Guide papers": Title page; Table of Contents; Bibliography; Glossary; Illustrations; index. ("All separately paged to correspond to single space format")

Box 3 Translation, single space format: Introduction and Books 1-3

(6 folders)


Box 4 "Copies of introductory portions"

Box 4 "Copies of illustrations"

Box 4 Final manuscript:

(7 folders)


Box 4 Correspondence, ca. 1971-2002, relating to the translation project

Box 4 Editorial and post publication correspondence, ca. 1998-2005 

(2 folders)


Box 4 Reviews