King's Pote 74 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Note concerning author: Shaykh Muḥammad ʿAlī Ḥazīn was born in Iṣfahān in 1103/1691-2, reached India in 1146/1733-4, and died in 1180/1766-7, at Benares.
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning work: Memoirs, composed in 1154/1741-2.
16 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: the seal of Polier.
Dark brown leather, Indian style. Orange paper doublures. Dimensions: 26 × 16.5 × 1.2 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 177.
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