Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4357 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Transcripts of legal documents, scroll


Scroll assembling transcripts for trial evidence, over 72 documents (applications for appeal, appendices, original verdicts, supporting deeds, accounts, etcetera), submitted to the Court of Appeal (Kūrt-i Apīl), ʿAẓīm'ābād (Patna, Bihar), in the case (muqaddimah) of Mīr ʿAlīm Allāh, appellant, against Lav Rāy and Tīkā Rāy, respondents/defendants, presented 1796

Some documents have been endorsed by legal and EIC officials, with dates

Prefixed with lengthy list of contents

Large portion of beginning matter missing

Impressions of the seal of office placed on reverse side, over the joins between paper sheets, presently obscured (along with other inscriptions) by stiff and opaque cloth backing

Torn, creased, warped, stained, wormholes; very fragile

Language(s): Persian, Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Bhojpuri (Kaithi), and English

Physical Description

Form: scroll
Extent: 1 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 46025 × 210 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 1796 CE Patna, Bihar ; India


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