Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4235 (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 aʿāẓim-i buzurgān-i kampanī’ or the Chairman, and Elders (or Directors) of the Company, mentioning Gore Ouseley as ambassador

Not dated

Clear shikastah āmīz

Irregularly cropped, stained, old fold lines

IOL stamp: 23 Nov 1926

Reverse with seal of Prime Minister Muḥammad Shafīʿ 1218

Inscribed on reverse: 1) ‘From one of the Persians of the Persian Court to the Chairman & Court of Directors - on the arrival of Sir Gore Ousley (sic) as Ambassador proposing to open a Correspondence’; 2) ‘Received from the Exam. Off. 30 Aug. 1815’

Watermark: 1) Cyrillic inscription; 2) dated 1801; 3) profile figure holding lance with rampant quadruped with scimitar in fenced encloser

Language(s): Persian & English

Physical Description

Form: leaf
Extent: 1 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 415 × 302 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE ; Iran & India


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