Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 392 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Mukhtaṣar al-Waqāyiʿ.

Note concerning author: The anonymous compiler is the grandson of the author.

Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Date: 968 / 1560-1 Scribe: Khwājah Muḥammad ibn Malik Muḥammad al-Andakānī خواجه محمد بن ملك محمد الاندكانى .

Colophon further notes: F.72v.

Note concerning manuscript: 3 folios of notes at the end.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 72 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 23.5 × 16.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15 × 10 cm.
Foliation: Foliated.


Water damage.


15 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red.


Flyleaf: 2 erased seals and numerous notes. Many marginal notes throughout. Some interlinear Persian translations supplied in another hand. F.72v: 2 erased seals (one: Muḥyī al-dīn).

Signs of collation.


Tan suede, European style. Water-marked paper doublures (C. Taylor). Dimensions: 24.2 × 17 × 1.7 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 991.


Note on existence:In his 1904 catalogue Margoliouth assigned two different entries shelfmark 5/4: item 21 (this manuscript, Eton Pote 392, which is indeed shelfmark 5/4) and item 144 (which does not seem to be extant - we assign that the provisional Eton Pote 901, with unknown shelfmark).
Origin: 968 AH; 1560-1 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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