Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3972 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Hadiqat al-safa


1 copy of Ḥadīqat al-ṣafāʾ by Yūsuf ʿAlī Khān ibn Ghulām ʿAlī Khān

Extract from volume 2 of the 3 volume universal history

Account relates to the Timurid or Mughal princes and rulers, Aʿẓam Shāh, Bahādur Shāh, and Jahāndār Shāh

Language(s): Persian

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

Filiation: Possibly copied from an original manuscript in the Asiatic Society of Bengal

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 28 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 250 × 342 mm.


Rough nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Muḥammad Mūsá




Origin: 12 Rabīʿ I 1323 AH; 18 May 1905 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

E. D. Ross (Edward Denison Ross)


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/5


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