Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Persian MS 22 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Persian Manuscripts


Kitāb-i nigāristān

Author: unknown
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):






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.

Record Sources

Bibliographical description based on an index created by Reza Navabpour circa 1993. Identification of provenance based on manuscript catalogue by Michael Kerney, circa 1890s.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Iran Heritage Foundation

The John Rylands Research Institute


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