Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 205 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Raqāyim-i Karāyim. 1 copy of Kalimāt-i Ṭayyibāt.
1. ff.1-24
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Place: Lucknow Date: 7 Muḥarram 1194 / 14 Jan 1780 Scribe: Javād Allāh ibn Muḥammad Murād Allāh T-hānīsarī جواد الله تهانيسري .

Colophon further notes: From the colophon it would appear that the same man copied Bodleian Ouseley 168 (the same work, Raqāʾim-i Karāʾim) on this very same date (see Ethe, vol 1. col. 132). However, there are differences in the hand and it would appear one or the other of these manuscripts is a copy of the other, with the unnamed second scribe copying the colophons in his exemplar.

Note concerning work: Letters of ʿĀlamgīr Awrangzīb to Amīr Khān Sindhī (d.c. 1131/1719).

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 pp.400-1 [BL Add. 26239]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.88
2. ff.25-73

Note concerning author: The editor ʿInāyat Allāh Khān was secretary to Awrangzīb.

Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Place: Lucknow Date: 29 Ṣafar 1194 / 6 Mar 1780 Scribe: Javād Allāh ibn Muḥammad Murād Allāh T-hānīsarī جواد الله تهانيسري .

Colophon further notes: From the colophon it would appear that the same man copied Bodleian Ouseley 168 (a short version of the same work, Kalimāt-i Ṭayyibāt) on this very same date (see Ethe, vol 1. col. 130-131). However, there are differences in the hand and it would appear one or the other of these manuscripts is a copy of the other, with the unnamed second scribe copying the colophons in his exemplar.

Note concerning work: A collection of Awrangzīb’s letters edited by his secretary ʿInāyat Allāh Khān.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 pp.400-1 [BL Add. 26238 and Add. 26239]; p.270 [BL Add. 19495]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.130, no. 248 [Bodl. Fraser 157]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.88; p.205

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 24 + 49 = 73 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.5 × 12.9 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.8 × 7.9 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.

Layout

14 lines per page.

Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.

Additions:

F.1r: a note indicating the manuscript is being collated word by word.

Signs of collation.

Binding

Dimensions: 22.7 × 12.8 × 1.3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 473.

History

Origin: Lucknow; 7 Muḥarram 1194 AH; 14 Jan 1780 CE; ; Lucknow; 29 Ṣafar 1194 AH; 6 Mar 1780 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

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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