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سفرنامهٔ میر عزّت الله Safar-nāmah-i Mīr 'Izzat-allāh, undated copy (original text composed 19th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 91

Scope and Contents

The author, Mīr 'Izzat-allāh (died at Kabul, 1241 A.H., 1825 C.E.), states that under instructions from William Moorcroft he started from Shahjahanabad (Dehli) on the 7th of Rajab, 1227 A.H. (20th April, 1812 C.E), and travelled through Kashmir, Tibet, Tashqand, Kashghar, Bhajan, Qoqan, Samarqand, Peshawar, and returned to Atak in the month of Zulhijjah, 1228 A.H. (16th December, 1813 C.E.). He was assisted in compiling an account of his travels by his companion, Ḥāfiẓ Fāz̤il Khān, whom he had sent from Atak to Bukhara. 'Izzat-allāh again accompanied Mr. William Moorcroft to Central Asia (1819-1824 C.E.). The work contains a record of the distances between the places visited, with brief references to the towns, country, inhabitants, climate, etc. An index is given at the beginning.

Dates

  • Creation: undated copy (original text composed 19th cent. C.E.)

Language of Materials

Persian (Script: nasta'līq-shikastah-āmīz)

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).

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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