Eton Pote 435 (Eton College Library, Eton College)
Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.
Colophon further notes: (colophon states that this is the end of the 4th Divan, including 483 quatrains).
Note concerning manuscript: Flyleaf: list of contents. Although it calls itself the 4th Divan the ms, foliated ff.560-647, is the third of four in the same hand and format, including: Eton Pote 317 (first part, ff.1-94); King's Pote 188 (second part, ff.95-559); King's Pote 124 (fourth part, ff.648-772). There are other works by the same author (copied in a different hand) in King's Pote 74 and King's Pote 199.
15 lines per page.
Not ruled. Rubrications in red. Catchwords.
Reddish brown leather, European style. Watermarked paper doublures ("G.R."; C. Taylor). Dimensions: 31 × 18 × 2 cm. Unboxed. Polier's number: 901.
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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