Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 304 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Qavāʿid-i Fārsī.

Note concerning author: See the Calcutta ms at http://real-ms.mtak.hu/66/ which has the same incipit.

Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Dhū-l-Ḥijjah 1195 / Nov-Dec 1781 Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.857 [BL Add. 25860/3]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.1356, no. 2520 [BL IO Islamic 683]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 III.1 p.127 (1195H)
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.416

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 80 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 12.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15 × 7.5 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.

Layout

9 lines per page.

Ruled in double red with a black outer. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.

Hand(s)

Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.

Binding

Brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 21.3 × 12.5 × 1.3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 847.

History

Origin: Dhū-l-Ḥijjah 1195 AH; Nov-Dec 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.

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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