Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Pers. a. 2 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


A 19th-century Persian diplomatic letter and accompanying royal portrait.

Title: A diplomatic letter from the Persian Ambassador to the Court of St. James.
Language(s): Persian


Title: A portrait of Nāṣir al-Dīn Shāh
Language(s): Persian


Physical Description

Form: codex



Origin: ; 15th Rabīʻ I 1269 AH; 27th December 1852 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on: Beeston, A. F. L. (Alfred Felix Landon); Ethé, Hermann, 1844-1917.; Sachau, Eduard, 1845-1930; Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford; at the Clarendon Press 1889-1953


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