Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4062 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Lutfullah Khan, letters


1 copy of a work by Luṭf Allāh Khān

Title not stated

Fragment from a larger collection of private and offical letters by the statesman and scholar in the reign of the Timurid or Mughal Emperor ʿĀlamgīr I (d. 1707), Shams al-Dawlah Luṭf Allāh Khān Bahādur Mutahavvar Jang called "Ṣādiq-i Nīknām" (d. 18 Shaʿbān 1114 / 1703), son of Emperor Shāh Jahān I's prominent prime minister, Jumlat al-Mulk ʿAllamī Saʿd Allāh Khān Chinyūtī Lāhawrī (d. 1656)

Consists of a total 9 ʿarz̤adāsht or petitions (1 incomplete at beginning)

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 6 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 229 × 146 mm.


Water stained and worm eaten; silk gauze overlay repairs; loss of text on all folios


Fairly clear nastaʿlīq




Origin: 19th century CE ; 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/9


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