Eton Pote 337 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning work: History from Adam (6216 years prior to the Prophet Muhammad) up until 1084. Prologue contains a table listing the number of years spanned by notable eras. Introduction explains that the work was translated out of Turkish (with corrections and additions). In Rabīʿ II 1057 the author went to Bagdhad and met a scholar from Istanbul who had written a calendar from Adam up until 1060 (?). The Preface and most of the descriptions were in Turkish. It was first translated into Arabic and then into Persian. Storey speculates this might be a copy of Taqvīm al-Tavārīkh by Ḥājjī Khalīfah.
14 lines per page.
Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.
F.1r: seal of Polier (1196).
Tan suede leather, European style. Watermarked paper doublures (C. Taylor). Dimensions: 22.8 × 20 × 2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 897.
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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