Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 158 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Khazāyin al-Futūḥ.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: beginning of Rajab 1200 / May 1786 Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning work: A history of the reign of ʿAlā al-dīn Muḥammad Shāh Khiljī, from his accession to 711/1311.


Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.240b [BL Add. 16838]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.1 p.502

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 99 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 23.9 × 15.8 cm.
Dimensions (written): 18.2 × 10.5 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated. (But pieces of paper with a folio number have been inserted into the codex).


15 lines per page.

Ruled in double red with a black outer. Red rubrications. Catchwords.


Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.


Marbled paper on suede, European style. Plain European paper doublures (watermarked). Condition: Damage to one corner. Dimensions: 24.3 × 16.2 × 1.7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 368.


Origin: beginning of Rajab 1200 AH; May 1786 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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