Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Persian MS 436 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Persian Manuscripts


Tārīkh-i Madīnah by Samhūdī, ʻAlī ibn ʻAbd Allāh, 1440-1506

Physical Description

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



Additions: Note at the end of text ارجاع داده است به حذب القلوب الی دیار المحبوب، از عبدالحق بن سیف الدین حقی دهلوی



Origin: Dated 1130 AH (1717 CE)

Provenance and Acquisition

From the collection of Colonel George William Hamilton (1807-1868) who served in India from 1823 to 1867 latterly as Commissioner in Delhi. He acquired over a thousand Indian and Persian manuscripts of which 352 were selected after his death for the British Museum. The remainder were purchased in 1868 by 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.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader, see Becoming a Reader for details. Please contact uml.special-collections@manchester.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Funding of Cataloguing

Iran Heritage Foundation and The John Rylands Research Institute


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