Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 106 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Taẕkirat al-Shuʿarā.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.


Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.2 p.786
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.131
Text was published as the first volume of Browne’s Persian Historical Texts Series

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 331 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.3 × 14.1 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15.5 × 8.5 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.


Worming. Some repairs to the margins and to worm-holes.


15 lines per page.

Ruled in double red. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.


Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.


Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 22.5 × 14 × 5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 175.


Origin: Undated.

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.

Record Sources


All manuscripts of the Pote Collection are on permanent loan at Cambridge University Library. Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures consult Cambridge University Library. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Funding of Cataloguing

King's College Cambridge


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