Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4029 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Josh-i Faiz


1 copy of Jūsh-i fayz̤ by Sayyid Bahādur ʿAlī "Sayyid"

Rare collection of private letters, some of historical and political interest, from Farrukhabad, Lucknow, and Delhi, by the early-nineteenth-century author, Sayyid Bahādur ʿAlī mutakhalluṣ ba-Sayyid, resident of qaṣbah Chhīrāmaʾū[sic]/ Chhibramau , in sarkār Qannawj

The chronogrammatic title ‘Jūsh-i fayz̤ ’also suggests the date of completion, 1249/1833-4

The work consists of a short preface followed by 140 letters in total, some of which relate to exchanges with and observations on European officers, while others mention the affairs of women in varied professions and social circumstances

No filiation details provided

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 99 ff (unfoliated)
Dimensions (leaf): 330 × 250 mm.


Rough nastaʿlīq with rough nastʿlīq-i jalī for rubrics


Origin: 1294 (24 November 1891) AH Chhibramau, Kannauj ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

George Jasper Nicholls


William Irvine


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