Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4036 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Hazin, biography


Title not stated

An anonymous, brief biography of the Persian poet and writer, Muḥammad ʿAlī Lāhijī "Ḥazīn," based on the author's family narratives and access to the poet's autograph manuscript, subsequently stolen at Lucknow

According to the scribe's comments noted by William Irvine (f. 1r), the author of this anonymous work is Mīrzā Muḥammad Ṣādiq, a relation of Fayz̤ Allāh Bayg, the muṣāḥib (companion) of Rājah Chayt Singh, Mīrzā Kalb ʿAlī Bayg, and Babr al-Mulk

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

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

Filiation: Copied by order of Mr Roberts, Commissioner and Agent to the Governor, Benares Division, from a manuscript found in Benares

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 20 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 150 × 204 mm.


Clear nastaʿlīq. Scribe: [Muḥammad]

ʿAbd a'-ʿAzīz of Bhitrī, Sayyidpūr




Origin: 19 December 1894 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

Muḥammad ʿAbd a'-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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/16 16_40r


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