Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 348 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Kanz al-Lughāt.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Place: Burhanpur Date: Thursday 12 Rabīʿ I 1083 / 8 Jul 1672 Scribe: Ḥāfiẓ Amān Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Ḥāfiẓ ʿUthmān ibn Ḥāfiẓ ʿAbd Allāh حافظ امان الله بن عبد الرحمان بن حافظ عثمان بن حافظ عبد الله .


Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.507 [BL Add. 7440]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.1299, no. 2392 [BL IO Islamic 1869]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.991, no. 1670 [Bodl. Marsh 329]
Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL I.194; GAL Supp. II.261
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 III.1 p.99
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.513
Supplement to the catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the British Museum, C. Rieu (1894) p.590 no. 878 [BL Or. 4195]
A catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge, E. Browne (1896) p.240, no. 155 [Camb. Add.192 (Lewis 13)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 220 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 29 × 17.8 cm.
Dimensions (written): 21 × 11.5 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.


27 lines per page.

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


Brown leather, Indian style with flap. Pressure molded turanj , pendants and frame with pendant on flap. Dimensions: 28.5 × 17 × 3.2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 909.


Origin: Burhanpur; Thursday 12 Rabīʿ I 1083 AH; 8 Jul 1672 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.


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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