King's Pote 102(2) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: Although it is not stated the scribe is very likely the scribe of volume 1, i.e. Imām Bakhsh (fl. 1783) and the date c.1784 in Lucknow.
Note concerning manuscript: Begins with a table of contents with page numbers. Very large format with large lettering. On box: 102(2).
Note concerning work: A general history of India from the earliest times to 1005/1606-7.
25 lines per page.
Ruled in red, yellow, blue and black. Red rubrications. Catchwords.
Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: Good, large lettering (1.25 cm per line). Scribe: Anonymous.
Dark brown leather, European style with gold inlay. Plain paper doublures. Decorations: Gold inlaid turanj, two pendants and corner pieces. Dimensions: 47 × 31.5 × 5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 158.
Provenance and Acquisition
The "Pote Collection" arrived in England from India in 1790 and was divided between the Colleges of Eton and King's, Cambridge, with the first half alphabetically going to King's. Both halves of the collection are now housed in Cambridge University Library on permanent loan. Most if not all of the manuscripts had previously been owned by Colonel Antoine-Louis Henri Polier (1741–1795).
Gift of Edward Ephraim Pote (d.1832) in 1788.
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Funding of Cataloguing
King's College Cambridge