Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4087 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Collection of letters and reports on Delhi, Rohillas, Marathas, etc.


Collection of miscellaneous documents, comprising letters (some with dated seals), courtly reports or akhbār, intelligence reports, revenue reports, etc., relating to late-eighteenth- to early-nineteenth-century British EIC, Timurid or Mughal, Rohillah Afghan, Avadh, Mysore (Tipu Sultan), Rajput, Sikh and Maratha affairs

Dates ranges from 1211-12/1796-98

Reports on specific subjects: 1) English and Maratha battles; 2) Maratha and Sikh relations; 3) exchanges on revenues; 4) military movements and strategy Named correspondents mentioned in letters include: 1) Maḥabbat Khān 1180/1766-67; 2) Ḥāfiẓyār Khān; 3) Ashraf ʿAlī; 4) Mawlavī Valī Allāh ṣāḥib; 5) Muḥammad Z̲ū al-Fiqār Khān; 6) Khaṭarī miyān ṣāḥib; 7) the brothers Muḥammad Mīr and Muḥammad Jahāngīr

Akhbār on specific subjects: 1) Darbār-i muʿallá 1211/1797; 2) Navvāb Vazīr al-mamālik Rabīʿ al-Avval 1212/August 1797; 3) Mahārājah Dawlat Rāʾū Sindhiyah Bahādur 1211-12/1796-98; 4) ʿAbd Allāh Bayg and Riz̤āʾ Bayg the vakīls of Tīpū Nāyak; 5) Rājah Bishan Singh of Bundi; 6) Bū al-ʿAlī Bahādur 1212/1797; 7) Gūbind Rāʾū and Gūpāl Rāʾū; 8) Jagnāth Rām Bahādur known as Jaggū Bābū

Contains one petition (f. 22), an ʿarz̤ah dāsht from Muḥammad Ḥusayn (addressee not identified) appealing against the forced extraction of money from the three-year-old jāgīrdār, Muḥammad Dayānat; related affidavit enclosed for the attention of Sarbuland Khān Bahādur and Shaykh ʿĪsá

Fluctuating dimensions, with many larger attached leaves folded up

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 22 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 320 × 210 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 1211-1212 (1796 - 1798) AH ; India


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