Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4785 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


207 letters by Various authors

Comprising correspondence of Mīr Maḥbūb ‘Alī Lhān, Nizam of Hyderabad addressed to Akbar al-mulk, Chief of police and other state officials of the Hyderabad Court. These are dated between 1890 and 1913 and mostly relate to administrative affairs

The collection also includes letters of Nizam Mīr ʻUs̲mān ‘Alī Khān, the poet Dāgh Dihlavī, Amīr Minā’ī, Niyāz Patḥpīrī and Nuḥ Nārvī

Language(s): Urdu


For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 21.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 207 items of varying sizes
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):



Origin: Late 19th and early 20th century CE

Record Sources

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


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