Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 438 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Note on existence:This manuscript no longer exists in the Eton Pote collection.


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Jām-i Jam (?).
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.


Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum (3 vols.) C. Rieu 1879-1883 p.619 [BL Add. 7090]
Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library E. Sachau and H. Ethé 1889 col.567, no. 785 [Bodl. Ouseley 119]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): × cm.
Dimensions (written): × cm.


0 lines per page.


Scribe: Anonymous.


Unboxed. Polier's number: unknown.


Note on existence:This manuscript no longer exists in the Eton Pote collection. It was reported missing by Henry Bradshaw in 1878 and was not catalogued by Margoliouth in 1904. However, Eton Pote 371 has carries both numbers, 371 and 438 and it is possible folios from two manuscripts have been combined within a single binding. See Eton Pote 371. There is a copy of Jām-i Jam in King's Pote 129.
Origin: 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.


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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