Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4530 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Insha collection, fragment


Untitled fragment from a collection of official letters and orders (ʿarz̤ah dāsht, parvānajāt, shuqqajāt, etc.), several of which touch on a common subject, that of Awadh's relations with the Afghan rulers of the Rohelkhand region (UP), involving Afghan depredation in Farrukhabad, and a certain Qudrat ʿAlī Khān at Lucknow and the military build up of his forces at Bholi and Faizullahnagar, etc.

Notes on flyleave: 1) ‘Fragment of a Collection of Reports by a Lakhnau Amil about 1161-1162 H - Sent by Dirga Parshad Wakil, October 18 1877’; 2) ‘Removed from a volume of Lithographs, mainly Urdu, belonging to the Irvine Collection’ (in pencil)

Defective at beginning and end, thus not dated

Partially foliated in Persian (folios 9-35): estimated 26 folios approximately

Language(s): Persian and English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 26 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 245 × 156 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE ; India


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