Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 295 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Farhang-i Akhlāq-i Nāṣirī.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 25 Rajab 1041 / 16 Feb 1632 Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: Colophon in another hand.

Note concerning work: The work to which this is a glossary is by Tusi, Akhlāq-i Nāṣirī - https://www.fihrist.org.uk/catalog/work_1709.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 150 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 13.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 18.5 × 10 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.


Water damage.


15 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.


Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.


Brown leather, European style. Watermarked paper doublures. Dimensions: 23.5 × 13.7 × 2.3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 795.


Origin: 25 Rajab 1041 AH; 16 Feb 1632 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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