Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Persian MS 871 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: Haft Gulshan by Kāmvar Khān

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 304 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 23.8 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written):




Origin: 1207 AH (1792 CE)

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly owned by a W. Hunter. [Possibly William Hunter (1755-1812), secretary to the Asiatic Society in Calcutta, Bengal.]

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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