Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 4 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Aḥvāl-i Rāja-hā-yi Jaypūr.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: The colophon is on f.89v.

Note concerning work: An account of the Rājās of Jaypūr and their genealogies ( nasab-nāmah ).


Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.1 p.691 (sole copy?)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Cream Indian paper. Well burnished.
Extent: 89 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.3 × 19 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.0 × 11 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.


Good condition.


15 lines per page.

Ruled in double red and blue outer. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.


Script: Indian nastaʿlīq. Quality: Fair. Scribe: Anonymous.


Flyleaf: an English note in the hand of Henry Bradshaw gives details of the collation (of quires).

Collated with ṣaḥḥa .


Marbled paper on suede, European style (corded spine). Doublures plain European paper with watermark (crown with horns). Dimensions: 23 × 19.5 × 1.6 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 39.


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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