Persian MS 11 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)
Kullīyāt-i Ahlī-ʼi Shīrāzī by Ahlī Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf, 1454-1535 or 6
Provenance and Acquisition
Part of the collection of Persian manuscripts formed by Sir Gore Ouseley (1770-1844). After the death of Sir Gore Ouseley in 1844, many of his manuscripts were acquired by Mr J. B. Elliot of Patna, who in 1859 presented 422 manuscripts to the Bodleian Library. However, a number of manuscripts were acquired by the Persian scholar Nathaniel Bland (1803-1865). Bland’s oriental manuscripts were sold through Bernard Quaritch in 1866 to Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford.
Purchased by Enriqueta Rylands, on behalf of the John Rylands Library, in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford.
Bibliographical description based on an index created by Reza Navabpour circa 1993. Identification of provenance based on manuscript catalogue by Michael Kerney, circa 1890s.
Funding of Cataloguing
Iran Heritage Foundation and The John Rylands Research Institute