Eton Pote 296(2) (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Note concerning author: Storey suggests the author is probably Sayyid Muḥammad Qāsim Ḥusaynī Lāhurī known as ʿIbrat, author of the ʿIbrat-nāmah and that this is a copy of that same work under a different title. Marshall states his ʿIbrat-nāmah is sometimes known as Tārīkh-i Farrūkh-siyar.
Colophon details: Place: Shāhjahānābād Date: 9 Rajab year 26 of Muḥammad Shāh, i.e. 1156 / 29 Aug 1743 Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: Note after colophon in another hand provides the date of copying and adds that it was given to a named person in.
Note concerning work: Probably a different work from that in the first volume although they share the same title - the authors are different.
15 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red.
F.1r: seal of ʿIbād Allāh (1188).
(Modern) brown leather binding, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 20 × 12.5 × 2.7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 791.
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.
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