Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 143 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Sharḥ Mullā Jāmī (upon the Kāfiya).
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Tuesday 10 Ramaḍān 1002 / 13 May 1594 Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: The commentary is likely to be that known as al-Fawāʼid al-ḍiyāʼīyah.


Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.608, no.894 [Bodl. Ouseley 288 (work 2)]
Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL I.304 (no. 13); GAL Supp. I.533
Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, C. Rieu (1846-1871) p.232 no.491 [BL Arund. Or. 48]
Supplement to the catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the British Museum, C. Rieu (1894) p.610, no.949 [BL Or. 4204]
A catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the India Office (vol. 1), O. Loth (1877) p.259, no.921 [BL IO Islamic 199]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 180 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 20.8 × 11 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15.5 × 7 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.


Worm damage. Marginal repairs at the start. Some repairs to the worm damage.


21 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red.


Script: naskh. Scribe: Anonymous.


Signs of collation.


Plain reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked: "C. TAYLOR"). Dimensions: 21.7 × 11.5 × 2.8 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 313.


Origin: Tuesday 10 Ramaḍān 1002 AH; 13 May 1594 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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