Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Eton Pote 904 (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 904.


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Collection of dicta.
Language(s): Arabic

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 has been given the provisional Eton Pote number 904. It was catalogued by Margoliouth in 1904 (under item 214, shelfmark 12/1). There is no extant manuscript shelved with the Eton Pote collection with shelfmark 12/1.
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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