Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Persian MS 995 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Persian Manuscripts


This unidentified Persian text probably dates to the late 16th century.

Colophon: No colophon
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): × mm.
Dimensions (written):



Hastily written in black nasta‘līq.




Provenance and Acquisition

Previously owned by an individual who impressed their seal dated 1125 AH.

While the circumstances under which this volume arrived in Britain remain unclear, University of Manchester Professor J. A. Boyle (1916–1978) subsequently acquired it from an unidentified source.

Bequeathed by J. A. Boyle to the University of Manchester, Feb. 1990

Record Sources

Bibliographical description derived from an unpublished handlist of additional Persian manuscripts.

Manuscript description by Jake Benson in 2023 .


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Funding of Cataloguing

Soudavar Memorial Foundation and The John Rylands Research Institute

The John Rylands Research Institute and Library

The Soudavar Memorial Foundation


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