Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3943 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Correspondence on Nepal


Untitled work

Collection of diplomatic correspondence between the Government of India, its officials, and envoy, Mawlavī ʿAbd al-Qādir Khān, with the ruler of Nepal

William Irvine's note on the flyleaf: "Mission of Abdul Qadir Khan Jāīsī [sic] to Nepal. Persian correspondence between Maharajah Ran [sic] Bahadur and the Govr. Genl. & Mr. Jonathan Duncan & Moulvi Abdul Qadir Khan 1787-1795. (Abdul Qadir Khan's family live in Mohullah [sic] Purānī ʿAdālāt, Benares City. His library is preserved. They have jagir lands near Ghunar [?, read Chunar] granted by Warren Hastings.) W.I."

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Transcribed by order of G. J. Nicholls, Judge at Farrukhabad, from a manuscript obtained from Agra

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 82 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 153 × 242 mm.


Shikastah āmīz and taʿlīq




Origin: 1795 - 1950 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/9_f010r


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