MORLEY, William Hook

MORLEY, William Hook. 1815 — London 21.5.1860. British Oriental Scholar. Son of George M., a lawyer. “Educated for the legal profession, called to the bar in 1840. A notable Oriental scholar, well versed in Arabic and Persian literature. Member of the R.A.S. from 1847, Librarian to the Society from 1859.”

Publications: “A Letter … on a Manuscript of the Jámi al Tawáríkh of Rashíd al Dín … in the Library of the Hon. East India Company”, JRAS 7, 1843, 267-272.

ed. Mir Khwand’s History of the Atabak Princes of Syria and Asia Minor. L. 1848.

A catalogue of Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hindustani Manuscripts preserved in the libraries of the R.A.S. and Or. Tr. Fund. L. 1854.

The Administration of Justice in British India: Its Past History and Present State. 357 p. L. 1858.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; S. Lee, D.N.B. Suppl. 1901, 195f.; Wikipedia – all only briefly.

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