Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4244 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Fath Ali Shah's letter to Gore Ouseley inquiring into the cessation of petitions


1 copy of Farmān

Edict or farmān with the seal of Fatḥ ʿAlī Shāh (dated 1217/1802) and invocation, addressesed to Gore Ouseley, the English ambassador, commenting on the disruption in receipt of petitions following his departure from a royal audience; Mīrzā Bābā dispatched to make inquiries at Tabriz and to expell Ādam to Tiflīs (Tbilisi)

Dated: Rajab 1228/July 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: Muḥammad Shafīʿ 1218

Watermark: Cyrillic inscription without visible date

Language(s): Persian & English & Russian
Title: Farmān
Title: فرمان

Physical Description

Form: leaf
Extent: 1 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 419 × 323 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: Rajab 1228 AH; July 1813 CE ; Iran & India


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