Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 422 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Nafāʾis al-Akhbār.
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: 27 Muḥarram 1196 / 12 Jan 1782 Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.444, no. 481 [Bodl. Ouseley 215 (same incipit; dated 1 year later)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 150 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.5 × 14 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.5 × 9 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.

Layout

15 lines per page.

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

Hand(s)

Script: nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Anonymous.

Binding

Brown leather, European style. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 23.5 × 14 × 2.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1087.

History

Origin: 27 Muḥarram 1196 AH; 12 Jan 1782 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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