Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 901 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Pote Collection

Note on existence:This manuscript is no longer extant and has been given the provisional Eton Pote number 901.

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Story of the love of ʿAlī Kalīkhān and Khadījah.

Note concerning author: The author was the tutor of ʿImād al-Mulk Ghāzī.

Language(s): Persian

Colophon details: Date: Undated Scribe: Anonymous.

References

Mughals in India: a bibliographical survey. Vol. 1. Manuscripts D.N. Marshall 1962 p.544; p.139

Physical Description

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

Layout

0 lines per page.

Hand(s)

Scribe: Anonymous.

Binding

Unboxed. Polier's number: unknown.

History

Note on existence:This manuscript has been given the provisional Eton Pote number 901. It does not appear to be extant in the Eton Pote collection but was catalogued by Margoliouth in 1904 (under item 144) where it was said to correspond to (duplicate) shelfmark 5/4. However, that same shelfmark was assigned (correctly) to his item 21, Eton Pote 392, which is extant. So the original shelfmark for Eton Pote 901 remains unknown (5/4 must have been an error).
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.

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

Funding of Cataloguing

Eton College

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