Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 43 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Inshā-yi Khān-zād Khān.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 1119? / 1707-8? Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: The year is given as 0119, perhaps meaning 1119 / 1707-8.

Note concerning work: Epistolary models.


Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.1147, no. 2077 [BL IO Islamic 1070]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.69

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 100 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 17.1 × 10.4 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13.5 × 7 cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.


11 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red.


Script: Indian shikasta. Quality: Poor. Scribe: Anonymous.


F.1r: the seal of Polier (1181).

Notes concerning codex: Browne has no entry for this manuscript although it appears in his summary listing, p. 300).


Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 17.5 × 10.4 × 2 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 29.


Origin: 1119? AH; 1707-8? 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


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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