Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 24 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Ādāb al-Mutaʿallimīn.
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Mīr Ḥusayn مير حسين .

Colophon further notes: Rajab 21 year 5 of some rule.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 17 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.5 × 13.6 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17 × 9 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.


Minor worm damage.


11 lines per page.

Not ruled. Catchwords.


Script: Unconventional shikasta. Quality: Moderate (Browne: very badly written). Scribe: Mīr Ḥusayn مير حسين.


Some signs of collation.


Cardboard affixed to leather. Plain paper doublures. Condition: Spine damaged and in need of repair. Last folio detached. Dimensions: 22.7 × 13.7 × 0.7 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 14.


Origin: 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


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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