Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 461 (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 Kiyaza fī Si am (?) Nikāt Taḥrīr Ingrīzī va Fārsī (?).
Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.


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. Henry Bradshaw did not report it missing in 1878 but it was not catalogued by Margoliouth in 1904. In his transcription of the Eton Pote roll lists (pre-1886) Edward B. Cowell listed a manuscript 461 written with duplicate number 411 (see Cambridge University Library Ms. Add. 4226, Pote Collection of Eton.)
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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