Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Persian MS 849 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: Contains the first and third divāns Fātiḥat al-shabāb فاتحات الشباب and Khātimat al-ḥayāt خاتمت الحيات

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

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





Origin: 930 AH (1523 CE)

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly part of the collection of Duncan Forbes (1798-1868), orientalist, whose collection of manuscripts was acquired by Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford in 1866 through W. H. Allen.

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.

Dating information from Kerney, Bibliotheca Lindesiana, Hand-list of Oriental Manuscripts: Arabic, Persian, Turkish, 1898.


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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