Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4005 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Deeds of jagir


Untitled collection

Transcripts (naql) of late-eighteenth-century correspondence and property deeds making up a muniment for a hereditary jāgīr (jāgīr-i āl-tamghā) for villages in Navāzganj and 65 other villages

Includes legal papers relating to a claim by Bābū Kāshī Nāth ibn Lālah Kashmīrī Mal stating that the hereditary jāgīr had been granted to Lālah (Rājah) Kashmīrī Mal, the karūrī (karori) of Timurid or Mughal Emperor Muḥammad Shāh, by Rājah Mahīp Narāyan of Benares (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh)

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 decaying (pārīnah va būsīdah) documents found in a paper depository (anbār khānah-yi kāghaz̲āt) in Banāras (Varanasi)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 35 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 165 × 254 mm.


Rough nastaʿlīq

in watery ink




Origin: 20th century CE Benares (Varanasi, UP) ; 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_66r


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