Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 320 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Kullīyāt Sawdā.
Language(s): Hindi

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: Numerous dates are given in the qasida on the final 5 folios: 1184, 1189, 1187.


Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.433
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (pt. 2), H. Ethé (1903) col.1292, no. 2323 [Bodl. iot 111]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 376 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 28.6 × 16.2 cm.
Dimensions (written): 20.3 × 11 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.


12 lines per page.

Ruled in double red with a blue outer with a blue frame to the margins. Rubrications in red.


Scribe: Anonymous.


Reddish leather, European style. Paper doublures. Dimensions: 29.4 × 16.7 × 3.7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 906.


Note on existence:In his 1904 catalogue Margoliouth assigned two different entries shelfmark 7/5: his item 218 (this manuscript, Eton Pote 320, which is the true shelfmark 7/5) and his item 148 (Eton Pote 403, which in fact is shelfmark 17/5).
Origin: Undated.

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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