Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4234 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Persian letter addressed to BEIC Court of Directors


Large letter or murāsilah lacking seal or invocation addressed to the ‘kursī nishīn va sāyir-i buzurgān-i kampanī’ or the Chairman, and Elders (or Directors) of the Company, mentioning Gore Ouseley as ambassador

Not dated

Cropped, stained, and subsequently overglazed

IOL stamp: 23 Nov 1926

Reverse with seal: durr-'ī dar pā-yi khusraw, ʿAbbās ...14

Watermark: 1) VC; 2) 3 star escutcheon with crescent-mounted crown above

Language(s): Persian & English

Physical Description

Form: leaf
Extent: 1 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 659 × 420 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE ; Iran & India


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