Persian MS 994 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)
Hastily written in black nasta‘līq.
Provenance and Acquisition
Formerly in the possession of J. O'Kinealy (1839–1903), who served in the judicial branch of the India Civil Service in Bengal from 1861 to 1899, ultimately as Puisne Judge of the Calcutta High Court in 1883. An avid language scholar and collector, after his death, his family sold his library through the London firm of Sotheby, Wilkinson, and Hodge on 15 to 17 of January, 1906.
Subsequently acquired by University of Manchester Professor J. A. Boyle (1916–1978) from an unknown source.
Bequeathed by J. A. Boyle to the University of Manchester, Feb. 1990
Bibliographical description derived from an unpublished handlist of additional Persian manuscripts.
Manuscript description by Jake Benson in 2023 with reference to the volume in hand.
Funding of Cataloguing
Soudavar Memorial Foundation and The John Rylands Research Institute
The John Rylands Research Institute and Library
The Soudavar Memorial Foundation