Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 345 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Rāg va Rāgnī hāʾī Hind.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Muḥarram 1188 / Mar-Jun 1774 Scribe: Thakir Dās ثكر داس .

References

Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 II.3 p.422 (1181H - sole copy?)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 50 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 24.5 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.5 × 9 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.

Layout

11 lines per page.

Ruled in double red with a blue outer. Rubrications in red.

Hand(s)

Scribe: Thakir Dās ثكر داس.

Binding

Reddish brown leather, Indian style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 25 × 15.2 × 1 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 886.

History

Origin: Muḥarram 1188 AH; Mar-Jun 1774 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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