Eton Pote 371 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Note on existence:Eton Pote 371 is also labelled 438, and Eton Pote 438 is no longer extant.
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Note concerning manuscript: Missing the beginning and end of the text. This manuscript contains two Pote numbers on different parts of the text: 438 and 371. It is possible that quires from two different mss have been inserted into a single binding.
15 lines per page.
Brown leather, Indian style. A pressure molded turanj , pendants, corner pieces and frame. Plain paper doublures. Condition: All folios are loose. The binding is smaller than the folios within. Dimensions: 21.8 × 14.2 × 2.7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: (no number found).
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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