Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 126 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Jawāmiʿ al-Kalim fī al-Mawāʿiẓ wa-l-Ḥikam.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Place: Delhi (Shāhjahānābād) Date: 27 Ramaḍān 1126 (3rd year of Bahadur Shah's reign) / Oct 6 1714 Scribe: Khwāja Muḥammad Gadā al-Bukhārī خواجه محمد گدا البخارى .


Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL II.384-5; GAL Supp. II.519
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.65

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 200 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 25.8 × 16 cm.
Dimensions (written): 18.5 × 9 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.


Water damage at the top of every folio.


21 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.


Script: naskh. Quality: Large, clear. Scribe: Khwāja Muḥammad Gadā al-Bukhārī خواجه محمد گدا البخارى.


F.1r: two seals have been erased. Numerous marginal notes (including collation notes).

Numerous collation notes.


Light tan suede, European style. Doublures: plain paper (watermarked: "C. TAYLOR"). Dimensions: 26.5 × 16.7 × 2.7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 288.


Origin: Delhi (Shāhjahānābād); 27 Ramaḍān 1126 (3rd year of Bahadur Shah's reign) AH; Oct 6 1714 CE

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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