Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3989 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Ta'rikh-i Sultani


1 copy of Tārīkh-i Sulṭānī by Sulṭān Muḥammad Khān "Khāliṣ" ibn Mūsá Khān Bārakzaʾī

Extracts from a larger history of Afghanistan under the Durrānī dynasty

Work lithographed at Bombay in 1298/1881

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

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

Filiation: According to note (f. 1r), copied from an original manuscript obtained at Ilāhābād (Allahabad)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 81 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 165 × 255 mm.


Rough, cramped nastaʿlīq

. Scribe: Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz of Bhitrī




Origin: 19th century CE Benares (Varanasi) ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz of Bhitrī


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f130r


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