Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 259 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Shāhī Shujāʿī.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.130, no. 340 [BL IO Islamic 533]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.1 p.582
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.328

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 84 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 15.3 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17 × 9 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.

Layout

17 lines per page.

Ruled in red and yellow with a navy blue outer. Rubrications in red.

Hand(s)

Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

F.1r: seal of Polier (1181); note (collated word by word).

Binding

Brown leather, European style. A pressure molded frame. Orange paper doublures. Dimensions: 23.3 × 15.2 × 1.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 588.

History

Origin: Undated.

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 second half alphabetically going to Eton. 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

Manuscript description based on D.S. Margoliouth, Catalogue of the Oriental Manuscripts in the Library of Eton College, Oxford, 1904 enhanced with additional descriptions and corrections by Shiva Mihan.

Availability

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

Eton College


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