Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 305 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Sayf al-Mulūk va Badīʿ al-Jamāl. 1 copy of Maʿdin al-Javāhir. 1 copy of Murghi Zarīn. 1 copy of Hazār Gīsū.
1.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Year 39 Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: Colophons appear after works 2-4.

Note concerning manuscript: Flyleaf contains a table of contents listing the 4 works.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.764 [BL Egerton 1018/1]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.521, no. 788 [BL IO Islamic 2497]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.431, no. 460 [Bodl. Ouseley Add. 99]
2.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Friday 9th Dhū-l-Ḥijjah year 39 (probably Aurangzeb, i.e. 1106) / 21 Jul 1695 (?) Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: The colophon has been tampered with - the scribe's name has been replaced.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.1038 [BL Or. 1962/3]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.522, no. 793 [BL IO Islamic1559]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.432, no. 464 [Bodl. Ouseley Add. 61]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Part III A.F.L. Beeston 1954 p.17 no. 2519 [Bodl. Ms. Ind. Inst. Pers. 95]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.352
3.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 22 Dhū-l-Ḥijjah year 39 (probably Aurangzeb, i.e. 1106) / 3 Aug 1695 (?) Scribe: ʿAṭā Allāh عطاء الله .

References

4.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Wedneday 19 Safar year 39 (probably Aurangzeb, i.e. 1107) / 29 Sep 1695 (?) {alternatively, Akbar, i.e. 1001 / 1592} Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.764 [BL Egerton 1018/3]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c.50 + c.100 + ? + ? = c.200 Folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.5 × 12.8 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17.5 × 8.5 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.

Layout

19 lines per page.

Not ruled.

Hand(s)

Quality: (more than one hand). Scribe: Anonymous.

Additions:

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

Binding

Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 23 × 12.5 × 3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 840.

History

Origin: Year 39 AH; Friday 9th Dhū-l-Ḥijjah year 39 (probably Aurangzeb, i.e. 1106) AH; 21 Jul 1695 (?) CE; 22 Dhū-l-Ḥijjah year 39 (probably Aurangzeb, i.e. 1106) AH; 3 Aug 1695 (?) CE; Wedneday 19 Safar year 39 (probably Aurangzeb, i.e. 1107) / 29 Sep 1695 (?) {alternatively, Akbar, i.e. 1001 AH; 1592} 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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