Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 276 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Ṭilism Ḥayrat. 1 copy of Ṭūr-i Maʿrifah.
1.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 22 Rabīʿ II 1093 / 30 Apr 1682 Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.913, no. 1684 [BL IO Islamic 2395]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.295, no. 390 [Bodl. Elliot 183 (work 11)]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.115
2.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Place: Shāhjahānābād Date: 9 Safar year 2 Shāh ʿĀlam (i.e. 1174) / 20 Sep 1760 Scribe: Sandar Sing-h سندر سنگه .

Colophon further notes: Commissioned by a person entitled Rajah Sahib Fayaz Zaman.

References

Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.913, no. 1686 [BL IO Islamic 2397]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.115

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 70 + 45 = c. 115 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.3 × 11.8 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15.5 × 5.5 cm.
Foliation: Partially foliated.

Layout

19 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.

Hand(s)

Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

F.1r: seal of Polier (1181). Marginal notes in another hand (shikasta).

Binding

Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 22.8 × 12.3 × 2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 702.

History

Origin: 22 Rabīʿ II 1093 AH; 30 Apr 1682 CE; ; Shāhjahānābād; 9 Safar year 2 Shāh ʿĀlam (i.e. 1174) AH; 20 Sep 1760 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.

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


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