King's Pote 96 (King's College Library, King's College Cambridge)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: A scribe's note on the final folio states that the year 935 was not included in the manuscript he was copying from. Then he speaks of the death of Babur. Browne: text in manuscript ends with the year 935/1528-9.
Note concerning work: Persian version of the memoirs of Emperor Bābur Turkī, generally known as the Bābur-nāmah. Text in manuscript ends with the year 935/1528-9 (which is also true of BL Add. 6588).
17 lines per page.
Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.
F.1r: the seal of Polier (1181).
Dark brown plain leather. Plain paper doublures. Condition: Spine and upper board (which is bent) are loose. Dimensions: 24.5 × 13.4 × 3.5 cm. Boxed. Polier's number: 187.
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