Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4065 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Mirza Ja'far, letters


1 copy of Gul-i Jaʿfarī by Āftāb Rāy bin Munshīʾ Lamūdhar Pandit

Excerpt from a larger collection of the official and private letters purported to be by Fakhr al-Dīn Aḥmad Khān, known as Mīrzā Jaʿfar

According to the preface, the letters were compiled and edited by the present author in 1235 / 1819-20

The fragment consists of part 1 only out of a total 8 parts

Addressees and references include the potentates of Bundelkhand and Malwa provinces from the period of the Second Maratha war; additionally mentions the reduction of Bundelkhand by Colonel John Baillie, General Wellesley, General Lord Lake, and others

Defective at end

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 101 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 247 × 179 mm.


Rough 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/24


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