Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 274 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Note on existence:This manuscript was not catalogued by Margoliouth.


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Ṭūṭī Nāmah.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 10 Jumādā I 1195 / 4 May 1781 Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: The colophon specifies that the manuscript was copied for Polier.


Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.753 [BL Royal 16 B.XII]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.506, no. 743 [BL IO Islamic 3496]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.424, no. 444 [Bodl. Ouseley 50]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Part III A.F.L. Beeston 1954 p.17 no. 2517 [Bodl. Ms. Ind. Inst. Pers. 68]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 200 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.5 × 15.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17 × 9.5 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.


13 lines per page.

Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.


Scribe: Anonymous.


F.1r: seal of Polier (1181).


Dark reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 23.5 × 15.5 × 3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 703.


Note on existence:This manuscript exists as part of the Eton Pote collection even though it was not catalogued by Margoliouth in 1904.
Origin: 10 Jumādā I 1195 AH; 4 May 1781 CE

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.


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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