Persian MS 484 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)
Slightly wormeaten and partially repaired.
17 - 19 lines to the page; Blank spaces on folios 27v to 84v, left for headings and other rubrics, but not filled in. Table of contents Folio 16r
Black ink, rubrics in red; various inconsistent hands, from coarse Indian handwriting approaching a mixture of nasta‘līq and shikastah to relatively refined shikastah.
- Marginalia Occasional additions in the margins.
- 1v and 291v Owner's seal Bearing at the beginning and end of the MS. the seal of ‘Alī Ḥasan Khān Bahadur Masīh al-Dawlah Hakīm Mīrzā
- inside cover Bookplates Bibilotheca Lindesiana, Bland MSS No. 401
- on fly leaf Title and author's name مناقب مرتضوی تالیف محمد صالح حسین ترمذی در فضایل علی بن ابی صالب 4 الخ.
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.
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