Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3921 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Ruznamchah-yi Shah 'Alam, volume 1


1 copy of Rūznāmchah-yi Shāh ʿĀlam

Court records for the reign of Shāh ʿĀlam, beginning regnal year 31 (1 Jumādá I 1173 / 28 January 1759) to the ruler's death in regnal year 49 (7 Ramaz̤ān 1221 / 19 November 1806)

Compilation from the letters of Rāy Tīkchand Bahār (Ray Tekchand Bahar), akhbārnivīs or (court) chronicler for the East India Company

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 299 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 263 × 167 mm.


Nastaʿlīq inclining to shikastah. Scribe: Muḥammad Riz̤āʾ




Origin: 15 July 1885 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/6_f212r


Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact British Library, Registering for a Reader Pass. Contact apac-enquiries@bl.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript. For information on catalogues and ordering manuscripts see Finding and ordering Persian manuscripts in the British Library.


Funding of Cataloguing



Comment on this record

Please fill out your details.

How are we using your feedback? See our privacy policy.

See the Availability section of this record for information on viewing the item in a reading room.