Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4684 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: A volume containing separate documents of Ṭīpū Sulṭān comprising:

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 102 ff (excluding many blank leaves)
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):

Hand(s)

Annotated by William Kirkpatrick and Lieut. Col. S. W. Ogg

History

Origin: Documents dating from 1793 to 1798 CE

a

Contents

f 1

A letter to Ṭīpū Sulṭān by Muḥammad Makhdūm,, son of Lālah Miyān, لاله میان , supplying information

Language(s): Persian

References

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 1 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 20.5 × 13.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: Other

b

Contents

ff 3r-4r

Consultations between Ṭīpū Sulṭān and his chief ministers concerning recent news of relations with the French from Poona

Language(s): Persian

References

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 2 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 15.5 × 11 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: Other

c

Contents

ff 6r-17v
Title: Memorandum

Memorandum stating Ṭīpū Sulṭān ’s views on inter-departamental cooperation and unanimity

Language(s): Persian

References

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 12 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 16 × 11 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: Other

D

Contents

ff 18r-28r
Language(s): Persian

References

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 24 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 11 × 7.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Seal(s):

Personal cypher of Ṭīpū Sulṭān

History

Origin: 6 Bahari, Sahir 1220

e

Contents

ff. 30r-32v

Consultations between Ṭīpū Sulṭān of Mysore and his ministers concerning the demolition of Bangalore (India)

Language(s): Persian

References

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 3 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 16 × 11 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Seal(s):

Personal cypher of Ṭīpū Sulṭān

History

Origin: 18 Rabbani, Sahir, 1221

f

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Indian paper containing a tiger-shaped watermark watermark
Extent: 4 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 11.5

History

Origin: 18 Rahmani, Sahir, 1221

g

Contents

ff 38r-46v

Consultations between Ṭīpū Sulṭān of Mysore and his ministers

Language(s): Persian

References

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 6 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 14.5 × 10 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 20 Ahmadi, Sahir 1220

h

Contents

f 49

Decree giving orders for casting three pieces of cannon

Language(s): Persian

References

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 1 f
Dimensions (leaf): 10.5
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 5 Haydari, Rasikh, 1222

i

Contents

ff 50r-53v
Title: Memorandum

A copy of instructions on spying issued to the dārūghahs of messengers, couriers and the advance camp, and to nāyikh

Language(s): Persian

References

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 4 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 17 × 11 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 5 Rabbani, Shad, 1223

j

Contents

ff 55r-58r
Language(s): Persian

References

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 4 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 15 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 11 Ahmadi, Hirasat, 1224

k

Contents

ff 60v-61v

Consultation partly in his own hand between Ṭīpū Sulṭān of Mysore and his ministers about information recently received from Poona

Language(s): Persian

References

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 2 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 14.5 × 11 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 15 Haydari, Hirasat, 1224 or 1225

l

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 5 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 15.5 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: Other

m

Contents

ff 67r-74r

Opinions by various of the ministers of Ṭīpū Sulṭān of Mysore on measures to be taken in consequence of Ripaud ’s representations

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 6-7.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 10 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 15.5 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: Other

n

Contents

ff 77v-91r
Author: Unknown

On the rules for swearing oaths etc., a list of nine sins listed in the Qur’ān and a short account of the duties of seven Officers of the State

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 7.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 15 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 15.5 × 11 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: Partly dated Haydari, Shahab, 1226

o

Contents

Physical Description

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

Seal of Ṭīpū Sulṭān, dated 1223

History

Origin: 1, Ahmadi, Shadab, 1226

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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