Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4004 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Ramz va isharaha-yi 'Alamgiri


1 copy of Ramz va ishārahā-yi ʿĀlamgīrī

Anonymously compiled, collection of orders and private letters or shuqqah of the Timurid or Mughal ruler, Emperor ʿĀlamgīr (d. 1707)

At least 21 letters differ from or are not contained in IO Islamic 4003, and are thus of value

Collection concludes with a section on anecdotes and pronouncements relating to or by ʿĀlamgīr

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Transcribed by order of G. J. Nicholls, Judge at Farrukhabad, from a manuscript obtained from AgraCopied from an original manuscript belonging to the library of

Filiation: Copied from a manuscript belonging to the library of Sayyid Amān Allāh Ḥusaynī at Benares (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh), fawjdār of the city during ʿĀlamgīr's reign. Mediation provided by Mr Loyat / Levitt (?) Ṣāḥib Bahādur, collector of Benares.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 42 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 160 × 254 mm.


Clear nastaʿlīq. Scribe: Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz of Bhitrī




Origin: 19th century CE ; 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/9 9_41r


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.