Persian MS 970 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)
For another copy of this manuscript held in the Rylands, see Persian MS 820.
Written in black nasta‘līq script with red lines to highlight passages, or indicate breaks and full stops.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presumably sold by Gentil before his death or by his family thereafter; however the circumstances of the volume's arrival in Britain remain unclear. Note that although Siavash Rafiee-Rad implies that Samuel Robinson of Wilmslow formerly owned this manuscript, we find no external nor internal evidence to suggest this.
Unknown. Probably transferred from the University of Manchester Library to the John Rylands Library after the institutions merged in 1972.
Bibliographical description derived from Siavash Rafiee-Rad, 'Persian Manuscripts in Samuel Robinson’s Collection in The John Rylands Library' (2017).
Record created and manuscript description amended and enhanced by Jake Benson in 2022 with reference to the volume in hand.
Funding of Cataloguing
The John Rylands Research Institute and Library
The Soudavar Memorial Foundation