Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 122. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Tarikh-i Jahangir-namah-i Salimi by 2 authors

Foliation begins at one on present f26. Some folios near beginning and some elsewhere replaced, these are not foliated and mostly have red ruled margins. F7a (as numbered) has a marginal note dated 1173 concerning Muhammad Shah's appointment of Sarbuland Khan as Subadar of Ahmadabad, and the gifts given him etc. F170. Marginal notes. a) In large Persian hand, damaged, but by Jalal al-Bu[khari] stating that near Lahore he had read the book through in spite of the poor style of the text and his own incurable illness. b) By a son (?) of Jalal Bukhari, dated middle of Safar 1064.at Pinpalar (?) between two other obscure places. Folio one, recto: a) Stamp, the name filled in by hand: Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by John Romer Esq. b) Persian note giving the title of the work as Tarikh-i Jahangir-namah-i Salimi, which was written by Jahangir himself. with English translation. The so-called Garbled Memoirs of Jahangir, followed by the Pand Namah (ff127-150, as numbered) and concluding with a number of letters, petitions, etc, including correspondence with Safavid Iran (f150b-end). Illuminated first two pages. Ruled margins. Foliation in red.

Incipit: Ay nam-i tu sardaftar-i asrar-i wujud
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 114 (2).
Perhaps still the earliest known MS of the Garbled Memoirs.
For the provenance see Donations Register for November 18 1848.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 195
Dimensions (leaf): 5.25


14lines on a page




Brown leather Indian binding with blind-stamped panels. Spine repaired and tooled R.A,S., title etc.


Origin: Dated A.H. 1040.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by J. Romer.


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