Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 65(2) (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Bayāz̤ of elegies (marāthī).
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning manuscript: Mostly religious poetry. One of three codices in bayāż (oblong) format stored together under King's 65.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 150 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.2 × 12.7 cm.
Dimensions (written): × cm.
Foliation: Neither foliated nor paginated.


variable lines per page.

Not ruled.


Script: nastaʿlīq. Quality: Variety of hands. Scribe: Anonymous.


Plain leather, Indian style bayāż. Marbled paper doublures. Bayāż (oblong) format. Condition: The upper board and spine are detached. Rodent damage. Dimensions: 21.5 × 12.5 × 2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 106.


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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