Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.106 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Nigārʹnāmah-ʼi Munshī by Malikʹzādah, Munshī‏

An epistolary manual, containing models of official letters and documents. The work is set out in two books of four and five chapters respectively.

Incipit: منشی حکمت کامله ایزدی چون بارادت لم یزلی بانشاء صحیفه شریفه پرداخت دیباچه این نوانین نامه بدیع رقم بنام نامی اسم گرامی مجموعه شامله حدوث وقدم حضرت آدم علیه السلام معنون گردانیده
Explicit: از احوال چه نوید عمر عزیز برباد رفت رقمی است استخوانی برجا مانده آه از پیری وصف از جوانی است
Language(s): Persian


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 240 ff.


Beautifully written Indian taʻlīq.


Illuminated borders

Illuminated ʿunwāns


Origin: 1684 CE; 1095 A.H.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on 'E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922', and 'E.H. Palmer A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, London 1870'.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge


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