Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms32a(o) (University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, University of St Andrews)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Legal persian letter by Muhammad 'Ali Khan, 'the Nabob of Arcot', ruler of the Carnatic

Letter in Persian, shikastah, with authority of Moghul Emperor Shah 'Alam II (1759-1806) from Muhammad 'Ali Khan, 'the Nabob of Arcot', ruler of the Carnatic (AH1162/AD1749-AH1210/AD1795)], referring to Qutb ad-Daulah Bahadur, dated AH1178/AD1764. Large seal impression carries name of emperor and nabob. There are also about thirty lines of a south Indian script. [Possibly connected with Sir J. Murray MacGregor]. This letter refers to an amount gold that they will receive by renting a land for three years. The amount of the gold that they will receive is based on the currency value at Bazar karafieh.

Incipit: (basmalla) مه آنکه در مورد احوال شماها
Explicit: قلم شد
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 1ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 13
Dimensions (written):





  • marginalia Marginal notes in
  • orthography
  • paper



Origin: 1764 A.D

Record Sources

Record based on Handlist held in University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, with additional enhancements by the Fihrist team


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