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عمل صالح ʻAmal-i Ṣāliḥ, 1224 A.H., 1809 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 81

Scope and Contents

A history of the Mughal Emperor Shāhjahān's life and reign, and containing a short history of his predecessors, beginning with Tīmūr. On the flyleaf the work is entitled "lkhtiṣar-i Shāh Jahān-nāmah."

Dates

  • Creation: 1224 A.H.
  • Creation: 1809 C.E.

Language of Materials

Persian (Script: nasta'līq)

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 volume

Other Finding Aids

Hukk, Mohammed Ashraful; Ethé, Hermann; and Robertson, Edward, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library (Hertford: Stephen Austin & Sons Ltd., 1925).

Custodial History

In the colophon it is stated that the original copy was in the possession of Sulṭān Muḥammad Ṣafavī Bahādur Khān Īrānī, but contained neither the name of the author nor the usual Praise to the Almighty. At the request of an Englishman, who did not wish his name to be inserted, the present copy was transcribed with brief praise added by the Sulṭān Muḥammad Ṣafavī himself.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the University of Edinburgh Library by Lieutenant-Colonel John Baillie of Leys' grandson, also named John Baillie, in 1876.

Processing Information

Annotation uses legacy data from Mohammed Hukk et al. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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