Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 415(2) (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Taʾrīkh Alfī (selections). 1 copy of Nafaḥāt al-Uns (selections).
1.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 2 Ramaḍān 1104 (?) / 7 May 1693 (?) Scribe: Anonymous.

Colophon further notes: Possibly dated by chronogram.

Note concerning manuscript: There is no obvious division between the two sets of selections.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.117 [BL Add. 16681]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.39, no. 110 [BL IO Islamic 836]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.45, no.99 [Bodl. Ouseley 339-341 (said to be by Ahmad Tatawi then Asafkhan then Bada'uni)]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Part III A.F.L. Beeston 1954 p.2. no. 2443 [Bodl. Ms. Pers. C. 23]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.1 p.121 (selections); I.2 p.955
Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.19 (a work of this title by 'Abd al-Qadir Bada'uni and others)
2.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

Note concerning manuscript: There is no obvious division between the two sets of selections.

References

Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 pp.349-351 [BL Add. 16717] and p.17 [BL Add. 5567]
Catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the library of the India Office (2 vols.) H. Ethé 1903-37 col.765, no. 1359 [BL IO Islamic 2082]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.632, no. 957 [Bodl. Elliot 284]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Part III A.F.L. Beeston 1954 p.37 no. 2626 [Bodl. Ms. Pers. D. 53]
Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.1 p.121 (selections); I.2 p.955

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. ? + c. ? = c. 200 Folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 24.5 × 15.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 18.5 × 11 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.

Layout

13 lines per page.

Not ruled.

Hand(s)

Scribe: Anonymous.

Binding

Marbled paper, suede spine, European style. Watermarked paper doublures (fleurs-de-lys). Dimensions: 25 × 16 × 3 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1030.

History

Origin: 2 Ramaḍān 1104 (?) AH; 7 May 1693 (?) CE Undated.

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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