Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4676A (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library



1 copy of Farmān of Shāh ʻĀlam II by Shāh ʻĀlam, Emperor of Hindustan, 1728-1806

A decree granting titles on Col. John Gerard, Bengal Army 1783-1808

Contains tughra of Shāh ʻĀlam II

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 4.
For a more detailed description see Shakeb 1982 , no 13.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 1 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 61 × 110 cm.

Seal of Shāh ʻĀlam II


Origin: 2 Jum. II 1218 AH

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on U. Sims-Williams: Handlist of Islamic manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library 1938-85. London, 1986; M.Z.A Shakeb: A descriptive catalogue of miscellaneous Persian Mughal documents from Akbar to Bahadur Shah II. London, 1982


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