Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

King's Pote 67 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Tārīkh-i Maḥmūd Shāh.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 1199 / 1785 Scribe: Ḥāfiẓ Muḥammad Saʿādat Allāh Khān Jalsīrī حافظ محمد سعادت الله خان جلسيرى .

Colophon further notes: Ordered by Dānyāl Mūsā. The same scribe penned King's 249 and King's 137(2).

Note concerning work: A history of Maḥmūd Shāh, who ruled over Malwa from 839-873 (1435-1468).


Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.143, no. 270 [Bodl. Elliot 237]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.1 p.735 (1199H)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 485 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 24.5 × 15.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 18 × 10 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.


15 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red.


Marbled paper on suede with a suede spine. European style. Plain paper doublures (watermarked). Dimensions: 25 × 15.5 × 6 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 198.


Origin: 1199 AH; 1785 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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