Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4240 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Fath Ali Shah's instructions regarding Gore Ouseley's accommodation


Large letter or manshūr with the seal of Fatḥ ʿAlī Shāh (dated 1217/1802) and invocation, describes in detail arrangements for the accommodation of Gore Ouseley, the English ambassador, and his entourage within a suburb of Tehran, Muḥallah Bāzār

Dated: Jum. I 1227/May-June 1812

Squat and malformed shikastah āmīz; black ṭughrā style invocation and shikastah āmīz invocation at top

Cropped, stained, old fold lines and creases

IOL stamp: 1 May 1919

Watermark: 1) Cyrillic inscription; 2) bear with axe in crowned roundel separately dated 1811; 3) single numeral 4

Language(s): Persian & English & Russian

Physical Description

Form: leaf
Extent: 1 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 446 × 336 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: Jum. I 1227 (May - June 1812) AH ; Iran & India


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