Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4242 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Fath Ali Shah's letter to Gore Ouseley


Large letter or manshūr with the seal of Fatḥ ʿAlī Shāh (dated 1217/1802) and invocation, addressesed to Gore Ouseley, the English ambassador, acknowledging receipt of a petition or ʿarīz̤ah and deliberation on its terms

Dated: Rabīʿ I 1228/March-April 1813

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

Irregularly cropped, stained, old fold lines, and creases

IOL stamp: 1 May 1919

Seal impression on the reverse: ʿAbd al-Vahhāb al-Mūsavī 1225

Watermark: 1) Cyrillic inscription; 2) date below 1811; 3) profile figure holding lance with rampant quadruped with scimitar in fenced encloser

Language(s): Persian & English & Russian

Physical Description

Form: leaf
Extent: 1 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 412 × 342 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: Rabīʿ I 1228 (March - April 1813) AH ; Iran & India


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