Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 356 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Taqwim-i hal-i sanah 38-i julus-i wala

The initial entry is written on a page inserted into the Library copy of Codrington after p. 544, now loose. F1a: Title in Persian and British signature, read A.J. Macan by Henry Beveridge (see below). F16b: C.J. Haughton the gift of John Carnac Morris Esq. (See Buckland for both) Bound after the MS is a page with a table of lunar elections for the days of the signs of the zodiac. Inside the MS is a letter from H(enry) Beveridge to Codrington dated 30/5/17 giving a description of the contents, which had been asked for. Almanac for the 38th regnal year (of Shah 'Alam II, March 1795-March 1796), containing information on the Mughal dynasty, astronomical data and astrological predictions for the year. Red headings, punctuation etc. Ruled margins in red. Two astronomical diagrams; mostly laid out in tabular form.

Language(s): Persian.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 16
Dimensions (leaf): 10 × 6.25 in.


No of lines varies




Quite recent maroon cloth English binding, with tooling on spine.


Provenance and Acquisition

Not mentioned in the initial entry. Probably from Graves Champney Haughton, scholar of Bengali etc, one of the founders of the R.A.S.


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