Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4231 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Persian letter addressed to Jacob Bosanquet


Large letter or murāsilah lacking any seal, header, or invocation addressed to (on reverse) Jacob Bosanquet , noting the departure of Sir Harford Jones, Baronet (Sar Harfurd Juns Bārūnat ṣāḥib Bahādur) and the ceremonial details following the signing of a treaty, also mentioning Gore Ouseley as ambassador

Not dated

Cropped and mounted

IOL stamp: 23 Nov 1926

English translation (IO Islamic 4232) refer to the letter ending with a seal that is not present, indicating the letter has been cropped and is not in its original condition

Seals on reverse: Prime Minister Muhammad Shafiʿ

Language(s): Persian & English

Physical Description

Form: leaf
Support: Paper backing
Extent: 1 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 696 × 429 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE ; Iran & India


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