Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3945 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Tavarikh-i Afghani


1 copy of Tavārīkh-i Afghānī

Alternative title stated in scribe's colophon: Kitāb-i tavārīkh-i makhzan-i Afghānī

Epitome of the Makhzan-i Afghānī

Abridged history of the Afghans and their tribal divisions

Language(s): Persian

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

Filiation: According to note at beginning, copied from an old, worm-eaten copy, picked up in Allahabad (Ilāhābād), October 1892

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 25 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 162 × 249 mm.


Clear, rough nastaʿlīq. Scribe: ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz


Note at beginning by G. J. Nicholls dated 10-12-1892, at Fatehgarh (Farrukhabad)



Origin: December 1892 CE Āgrah (Agra) ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

George Jasper Nicholls


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/8_f143r


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