Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Persian MS 998 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Persian Manuscripts

Fourteen documents, mostly Persian, including several presented to Colonel George William Hamilton upon his appointment as Commissioner of Delhi in 1862 and thereafter.

Contents

Summary of Contents: This collection contains several panegyric poems and ornate prose compositions dated to the mid-19th century.
Colophon:
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex

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Bookplates: Left pastedown: ‘Bibliotheca Lindesiana’, with ‘Hamilton MSS No. 98’, with the name and number crossed out and and class mark ‘Turkish’ and ‘69’ written aside.

History

Origin: Probably mid 18th-century CE.

Provenance and Acquisition

Subsequently acquired by Colonel George William Hamilton (1807-1868) who served in India from 1823 to 1867, latterly as Commissioner in Delhi. He acquired over a thousand Indian and Persian manuscripts, from which the British Museum selected 352, now held in the British Library.

Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford (1812–1880) purchased the remainder of Hamilton's collection in 1868.

Purchased by Enriqueta Rylands (1843–1908) in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford (1847–1913).

Bequeathed by Enriqueta Rylands (1843–1908) in 1908 to the John Rylands Library, Manchester.

Persian MS 998A

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An calligraphy roundel

Item 1
Author: Anonymous
Title: Calligraphic Roundel
Language(s): Arabic

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Persian MS 998B

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Poem

Item 2
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Persian MS 998C

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Poem

Item 3
Author: Anonymous
Title: Calligraphy
Language(s): Persian

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Persian MS 998D

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Calligraphy

Item 4
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Language(s): Persian

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Persian MS 998E

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An calligraphy roundel

Item 5
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Persian MS 998F

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An calligraphy roundel

Item 6
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Persian MS 998G

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An calligraphy roundel

Item 7
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Persian MS 998H

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An calligraphy roundel

Item 8
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Persian MS 998I

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An calligraphy roundel

Item 9
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Persian MS 998J

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An calligraphy roundel

Item 10
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Language(s): Arabic

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Persian MS 998K

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Poem

Item 11
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Persian MS 998L

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Poem

Item 12
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Persian MS 998M

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Poem

Item 13
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Persian MS 998N

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Poem

Item 14
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Additional Information

Record Sources

Bibliographical description based on an index created by Reza Navabpour circa 1993, derived from a manuscript catalogue by Michael Kerney, circa 1890s, concisely published as Bibliotheca Lindesiana, Hand-list of Oriental Manuscripts: Arabic, Persian, Turkish, 1898.

Manuscript description derived from Jan Schmidt, A Catalogue of the Turkish Manuscripts in the John Rylands University Library at Manchester, 2011 by Jake Benson in 2023 .

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

The John Rylands Research Institute and Library

The Soudavar Memorial Foundation


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