Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4239 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Fath Ali Shah's instructions to Iranian ministers regarding Gore Ouseley


Large letter or manshūr with the seal of Fatḥ ʿAlī Shāh (dated 1217/1802) and invocation, instructing to his ministers, Mīrzā Muḥammad Shafīʿ the ṣadr-i aʿẓam or prime minister, Amīn al-Dawlah, and Ḥājī Muḥammad Ḥusayn Khān the mustawfī al-mamālik or state chancellor, to ratify and publish copies of the treaty or ʿaḥd'nāmah signed with Gore Ouseley as the English ambassador

Dated: Muḥarram 1227/January-February 1812

Shikastah āmīz; gold ṭughrā style invocation and shikastah āmīz invocation at top

Irregularly cropped, stained, old fold lines and creases; paper backing

IOL stamp: 1 May 1919

Watermark: 1) Cyrillic inscription; 2) dated 1810; 3) large shield with two standing figures, surrounded by ornament and a Cyrillic cipher below

Language(s): Persian & English & Russian

Physical Description

Form: leaf
Extent: 1 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 441 × 336 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: Muḥarram 1227 (January - February 1812) AH ; Iran & India


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