Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3912 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Tabsirat al-nazirin


1 copy of Tabṣirat al-nāz̤irīn by Sayyid Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Jalīl Ḥusaynī Vāsiṭī Bilgrāmī

Chronologically arranged account of the Bilgrāmī sayyids and collection of tārīkh compositions or chronograms by the author's father, Mīr ʿAbd al-Jalīl Bilgrāmī (d. 23 Rabīʿ II 1138 / 29 December 1725)

Begins from the year of the author's birth, 1101 / 1689-90, to 1182 / 1768-9

Includes letter from William Irvine to Thomas Arnold dated 29 April 1909 (f 1A)

Colophon: dated 30 February 1882!

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff 3, 178
Dimensions (leaf): 325 × 20 mm.
Dimensions (written):


Scribe: Rām Jatan Lāl. Fair nastaʿlīq


Marginal notes in W. Irvine's hand.



Origin: 2 March 1882 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine, acquired 1882


William Irvine

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/16_f8r


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