Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 323 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Gulistān-i Saʿdī. 1 copy of Bustān-i Saʿdī. 1 copy of Inshā-yi Abū al-Faz̤l.
1.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Place: Janbul Date: Sunday 17 Shawwāl 1193 / 28 Oct 1779; 21 Dhū-l-Ḥijjah 1194 / 18 Dec 1780 Scribe: Imām Bakhsh امام بخش .

Colophon further notes: There are colophons after the first work and the third work. The same scribe copied King's Pote 73, King's Pote 102 and Eton Pote 292.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.597 [BL Add. 24944/7]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.656, no. 1117/4 [BL IO Islamic 876]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.541, no. 698 [Bodl. 673]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Part III A.F.L. Beeston 1954 p.31 no. 2584 [Bodl. Ms. Whinfield 44]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.424
A catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge, E. Browne (1896) p.335, no. 241 [Camb. Dd. 6.50-51]
2.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.597 [BL Add. 24944/8]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.656, no. 1117/3 [BL IO Islamic 876]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.525, no.681 [Bodl. Ouseley Add. 39 (work 15)]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Part III A.F.L. Beeston 1954 p.31 no. 2584 [Bodl. Ms. Whinfield 44]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.424
A catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge, E. Browne (1896) p.331, no. 235 [Camb. Add. 204 (Lewis 22)]
3.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.396 [BL Add. 6548 (title: Mukātabāt-i ʿAllāmī)]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.111, no. 287 [BL IO Islamic 2357]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.841, no. 1378 [Bodl. 777]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Part III A.F.L. Beeston 1954 p.54 no. 2704 [Bodl. Ms. Whinfield 19]
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.34; p.35

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 76 + c. 190 = c. 266 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 27.7 × 19 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.5 × 11.7 cm.
Foliation: Partially foliated (to f.134).

Layout

13 (with another text in the margins) lines per page.

Ruled in double red with margins also ruled for text on the diagonal, in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.

Hand(s)

Scribe: Imām Bakhsh امام بخش.

Additions:

F.1r: seal of Polier (1181). Numerous interlinear and marginal notes (translations of Arabic quotations).

Notes concerning codex: The text following the Būstān in the margins remain unidentified.

Binding

Reddish brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 28 × 18.6 × 3.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 892.

History

Origin: Janbul; Sunday 17 Shawwāl 1193 / 28 Oct 1779; 21 Dhū-l-Ḥijjah 1194 AH; 18 Dec 1780 CE 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.

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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