Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4683 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: A volume containing fifteen separate documents, mostly orders (ḥukmnāmah) and consultations of Ṭīpū Sulṭān. Several are in Ṭīpū’s hand, and almost every one contains annotations by Col. William Kirkpatrick into whose hands they passed after the fall of Śrīraṅgapaṭṭaṇa (India) in 1799. The documents comprise:

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 202 ff (excluding many blank leaves)
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):

Hand(s)

ʻ

Decoration

History

Origin: Other

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Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 7 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 22.5 × 19 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Seal(s):

Seal of Ṭīpū Sulṭān of Mysore

History

Origin: 17 Zuʼl-Q. 1197

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Contents

ff 10v-23Av

Addressed to the ʻāmils and sarishtahdārs of Zaffarabad

Contains the seal of Ṭīpū Sulṭān

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 14 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 20 × 14.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Seal(s):

Seal of Ṭīpū Sulṭān of Mysore

History

Origin: 15 Jaʻfari, Azal, 1198

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Contents

ff 24r-25v

Regulations of Ṭīpū Sulṭān of Mysore, طيپو سلطان ميسوری for the different salutes to the fired on ceremonial occasions

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 2 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 31 × 30.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: Zaffarabad; Hydary, Jalaw, 1199

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Contents

ff 27r-50r

Addressed to the ʻāmils and sarishtahdārs of Gulshanabad (Seringapatam)

Contains the seal of Ṭīpū Sulṭān

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 24 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 29 × 20.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Seal(s):

Seal of Ṭīpū Sulṭān of Mysore

History

Origin: 1 Ahmadi, Dalv, 1200

e

Contents

ff 71r-74v

Addressed to the ʻāmils and sarishtahdārs of Hukoth? (Suklur?)

Contains the seal of Ṭīpū Sulṭān

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 24 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 24 × 16.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Seal(s):

Seal of Ṭīpū Sulṭān of Mysore

History

Origin: 1 Ahmadi, Dalv, 1200

f

Contents

ff 75r-101v

Addressed to the ʻāmils and sarishtahdārs of Hukoth? (Suklur?)

Contains the seal of Ṭīpū Sulṭān

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 27 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 28.5 × 21 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Seal(s):

Seal of Ṭīpū Sulṭān of Mysore

History

Origin: 1 Ahmadi, Dalv, 1200

g

Contents

ff 102r-107v

Addressed to the dārūghahs and mutaṣaddīyan for a survey of the country

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 6 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 21.5 × 14.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 12 Khusravi, Sarab. 1217

h

Contents

ff 108r-112r

Addressed to the officer superintending the fortifications of Seringapatam

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 5 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 14 Jaʻfari, Sahar, 1220; with supplements of 16 Haydari and 13 Razi, 1220

i

Contents

ff 115r-125v
Title: Memorandum

Memorandum possibly partly by the hand of Ṭīpū Sulṭān of Mysore concerning his military and other establishments

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 11 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 20.5 × 16 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: Other

j

Contents

ff 127r-129r
Title: Memorandum

Memorandum probably by the hand of Ṭīpū Sulṭān of Mysore concerning his cavalry establishments

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 3 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 20.5 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 16? Jaʼfari 1221

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Contents

ff 131r-148v

Consultations, partly in his own hand, of Ṭīpū Sulṭān of Mysore with his ministers on Babr Jang’s jāgīr, the return of his two sons taken hostages, a proposed tour, the Mahdavis, and Shūndījī Vāgh

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 5-6.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 18 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 17.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 14? Haydari, Sahir, 1221 and 16 Ahmadi, Rasikh, 1222

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Contents

ff 151r-158r

Statements of labourers and workmen employed on the fortifications of Seringapatam

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 6.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 8 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 22 × 15.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 17 Jaʻfari, Shadab, 1226

m

Contents

ff 160r-169r
Author: Unknown

Names, salaries and qualifications of officers in the seven branches of government

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 6.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 10 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 21.5 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 22 Haydari, Shadab, 1226

n

Contents

ff 172v-184v

A collection of documents concerned with contracts (iqrārnāmāh) of Ṭīpū Sulṭān

Contains the seal of Ṭīpū Sulṭān, dated 1223

Copyst Muḥammad Ḥabīb Allāh, محمدحبيب الله

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 6.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 13 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 18.5 × 11.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Seal(s):

Seal of Ṭīpū Sulṭān

History

Origin: Two documents dated 15 Ahmadi, Shadab, 1226

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Contents

ff 186r-201r
Author: Nunjia

A history of Mysore from 1162-1214 ascribed in an English note to Nunjia son of Subidur Veerana

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 6.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 16 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 23.5 × 18 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: about 1799 CE

Additional Information

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on U. Sims-Williams: Handlist of Islamic manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library 1938-85. London, 1986

Availability

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