Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian Uncat 3 (A) (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Tadhkirah-i Masha'ikh-i Siwistan by 'Abd al-Ghafur b. Haidar.

The verso of the final folio contains the beginning of an anecdote concerning Shah Bu 'Ali Qalandarin the hand of the same scribe, but the end of this is missing. Many marginal additions in the earlier part. F1a: Various notes and verses. Folio preceding text, recto: a) Signature of Ellis, dated 18.3.09. b) Note in Persian describing the work. Final folio of Ellis Uncatalogued 3 (b), verso, In Ellis's hand: Luzac (Sotheby-Alexander) Contains, loose, a note by Simon Digby describing the work and its publication. Bound with Ellis Uncatalogued 3 (b) and in the same hand. A biographical dictionary of Sufi shaikhs of Siwistan (Sehwan) compiled from oral and written materials and prompted by the visit to the town of Sayyid Muhammad Bahwah?, known as Dindar Khan Ghazi. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Sipas-i bi-qiyas khudawandi-ra kih
Language(s): Persian.


Not in Storey.
The text was published with the assistance of a microfilm of this manuscript by Pir Hussamuddin Rashdi in Mihran (Karachi), probably in the 1970s.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf):


13 lines to the page




English half-leather and marbled paper binding with title tooled on spine.


Origin: Siwistan 25 Safar A.H. 1196.

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: Presumably as the other Ellis MSS.


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