Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 168 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Dīwān of Yaqīn (selections). 1 copy of Dīwān of Sawdā (selections). 1 copy of Dīwān of Naʿīm (selections).
1. ff.1-34
Language(s): Hindi

Colophon details: Place: Shāhjahānābād Date: 23rd year of Shāh ʿĀlam (II), i.e. c.1195 / c.1781 Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.492
2. ff.35-52
Language(s): Hindi

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.433
3. ff.53-139
Language(s): Hindi

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 34 + 18 + 87 = 139 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 20.1 × 12.2 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17.5 × 10 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.

Layout

14 lines per page.

Not ruled. 2 columns (verse). Rubrications in red. Catchwords.

Hand(s)

Script: shikasta. Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions: Notes concerning codex: A loose hand-written leaf is inserted into the end flyleaves.

Binding

Tan suede, European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked). Dimensions: 20.7 × 12.2 × 2.4 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 409.

History

Origin: Shāhjahānābād; 23rd year of Shāh ʿĀlam (II), i.e. c.1195 AH; c.1781 CE 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

Availability

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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