King's Pote 251 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
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Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
Flyleaf: a note. F.1r: two erased seals with notes (inspected by Qulī Khān Bahādur on 17 Jumādā II, year 20 of Muḥammad Shāh; inspected again 11 Ṣafar 1140). Final folio: 2 erased seals.
Signs of collation.
Marbled paper binding with a leather spine, Indian style. Tan plain paper doublures. Condition: The upper board is detached. The spine is damaged. Dimensions: 17.7 × 10 × 2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 598.
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.
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Funding of Cataloguing
King's College Cambridge