Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4016 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Letters, Khubullah Ilahabadi


1 copy of Maktūb by Shaykh Khūb Allāh ʿAbbāsī Ilāhābādī

Title: Maktūb
Title: مكتوب

Collection of private letters covering diverse subjects, compiled after 1125

The present manuscript includes perhaps only 1 letter (maktūb) as a continuous composition

The author is a descendent of the ʿAbbāsī clan, which is discussed at length in the first (only?) letter

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 12 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 256 × 170 mm.


Rough nastaʿlīq in watery ink


Origin: 19th century CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine


William Irvine


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