Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 69 (9). BOX 33. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of A letter from the Emperor Shah 'Alam to George III of England

First flyleaf, recto: a) Letter from Sha Aalum to his Majesty George 3. b) At bottom left: G. Bound with Codrington/Reade No 69 (1). The seventh item in the volume. The Emperor asks for five or six thousand men to be sent to help to establish himself on the throne. There must be other copies.

Incipit: Shukr u sipas i bi-qiyas nithar i bargah i khaliq al-samawat wal-ard
Language(s): Persian.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 3
Dimensions (leaf): 8.5


14 and 15 lines on a page


Shikastah Amiz.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.


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