Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 205 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A copy of Taʼrīkh al-ʻUtbī also known as Taʼrīkh al-Yamīnī

Title: تاريخ اليمينية
Title: The Yamīnī
Colophon: قد حصل الانشراح ... عن تسويد هذه النسخة العجيبة الغريبة المسمى (sic) بتاريخ اليمينية لخاطر ... جارج وليم هملتن صاحب بهادر ... من يد اضعف العباد () الله المنان محمد نصيب خان يوم الاحد في تاريخ ثاني جمادى الاولى سنة ١٢٨٢ من هجرة النبي الخ
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 291 [205]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 231 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 287 × 178 mm.


1 column, 17 written lines




Origin: 1282 AH (1865 CE)

Provenance and Acquisition

From the collection of Colonel George William Hamilton (1807-1868) who served in India from 1823 to 1867 latterly as Commissioner in Delhi. He acquired over a thousand Indian and Persian manuscripts of which 352 were selected after his death for the British Museum. The remainder were purchased in 1868 by Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford.

Purchased by Enriqueta Rylands in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford, for the John Rylands Library.

Record Sources

Catalogue information compiled by Abdullah al-Rashidi from Alphonse Mingana, Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester University Press, 1934.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.



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