Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 432 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of 12 pamphlets .
Language(s): Arabic

Colophon details: Place: Ḥaydarābād Date: Jumādā II, 1003 / Feb 1595; Tuesday 28 Safar 1018 / 2 Jun 1609; Wednesday 12 Rajab 1017 / 22 Oct 1608 Scribe: Ṭayfūr طيفور . Scribe: Muḥammad Ṭāhir ibn Ḥaydar al-Mashhadī محمد طاهر بن حيدر المشهدى .

Colophon further notes: Dated after the 3rd, 10th and 11th works. Scribes are named at the end of the 10th and 11th works.

Note concerning manuscript: Contains a letter from SOAS to Eton dated 10.1.1964 returning the manuscript having identified some of the works (details on cards).


Geschichte der arabischen Literatur C. Brockelmann 1892-1902 (2 vols. plus supplements) GAL II.597

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: c. 150 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.5 × 12 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15 × 7.5 cm.
Foliation: Not foliated or paginated.


15-22 lines per page.

Not ruled. Rubrications in red.


F.1r: ownership note (20 Jumādā II 1137; Ḥājjī Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ).


Reddish brown leather, Indian style. An inlayed turanj and two pendants. Frames painted in silver. Plain paper doublures. Dimensions: 21.5 × 12.5 × 2.5 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 1141.


Origin: Ḥaydarābād; Jumādā II, 1003 / Feb 1595; Tuesday 28 Safar 1018 / 2 Jun 1609; Wednesday 12 Rajab 1017 AH; 22 Oct 1608 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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