Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4089 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Letters relating to Avadh or Oudh


Untitled and anonymously compiled collection of letters addressed to several named secretaries, officials, and nobles on subjects relating to the administration of early-nineteenth-century Avadh (Oudh)

Several letters mention the date 1245/1830, in the reign of Naṣīr al-Dīn Ḥaydar Shāh, King of Oudh, and other places within the kingdom

Not dated

Rough nastaʿlīq in watery ink. Scribe not identified

Language(s): Persian

Copied from an original =-=-=-=-

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 9 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 241 × 148 mm.


Rough nastaʿlīq in watery ink. Scribe not identified



Origin: 19th century CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

Mr Rustomjee, Fathpur


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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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


Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact British Library, Registering for a Reader Pass. Contact apac-enquiries@bl.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript. For information on catalogues and ordering manuscripts see Finding and ordering Persian manuscripts in the British Library.



Funding of Cataloguing



Comment on this record

Please fill out your details.

How are we using your feedback? See our privacy policy.

See the Availability section of this record for information on viewing the item in a reading room.