Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 91 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection


A collection of risālahs in poetry and prose, composed 1869 AD.

1. ff. 1-3
Author: Unknown

An Urdu mathnavī.

Language(s): Urdu
2. ff. 4-7a
Author: Unknown

Another version (in a different hand) of the previous mathnavī.

Language(s): Urdu
3. ff. 7b-10a
Author: Unknown
Language(s): Persian
4. ff. 10b-12b
Language(s): Persian
5. ff. 13a-27a

An Urdu translation of the Persian work entitled Īḍāḥ al-ḥaqq

Language(s): Urdu

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 27+xi
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):



Several hands.


Origin: Bāqirganj, Patna. (item 5 only?); 30th May 1869. (item 5 only?) CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Rubber stamp of J. O' Kinealy.

A London bookseller, June 1968.

The collections of Mr. Simon Digby.

Donated to the Bodleian Libraries by the Trustees of the Simon Digby Memorial Charity, April 2015.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on handlist of Simon Digby with additional enhancements by the Fihrist team.


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