Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4034 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Savanih-i ahval-i Ashob


1 copy of Savāniḥ-i ʿumrī-yi Āshūb by Mīrzā Muḥammad Bakhsh "Āshūb" ibn Muḥammad Ghiyās̲

Alternatively known by the title: Sharḥ-i aḥvāl-i Āshūb

Alternative title stated on title page (f. 1r): Savāniḥ-i ʿumrī-yi Mirzā Muḥammad Bakhsh mutakhalluṣ bah Āshūb va khānadān-i ū

Brief autobiography, generally lacking chronological details

Supplementary account of the author's ancestors follows autobiography

Lacking addition account of Ashob's elder brother, Muẓaffar Ḥusayn 'Ḥusayn'

Language(s): Persian

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 17 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 160 × 208 mm.


Clear nastaʿlīq


William Irvine's copious notes and the author's genealogical tree included before the title page

Heavily annotated throughout



Origin: 17 March 1888 CE Mirzāpūr ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/16 16_6r


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