Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4548 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Miscellaneous Persian documents


Album of large miscellaneous documents, letters, drawings, tracings, and maps from native Indian and British East India Company sources (predominantly in English), including Tibetan material relating to William Moorcroft's aborted expedition to Tibet and his political transactions with the rulers of Ladakh (Ladāgh), circa 1821

Wax sealed envelops, fragile

Covers, fragile

Notes by Charles Ambrose Storey (1933) indicating the contents of the album were assembled under his guidence

Unfoliated; estimated 53 folios/items approximately, remaining 3/4 of volume left blank

Language(s): Persian & English & Tibetan

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 100 ff. approx.
Dimensions (leaf): 417 × 302 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th-20th centuries CE ; India & London, United Kindgdom


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