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Or Ms 124: فرمان Farmān, 1222 A.H., 1807 C.E.

 Item
Identifier: Or Ms 124
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Scope and Contents

This is the original manuscript of a farmān, or royal order, of the Emperor Abū al-Naṣr Mu'īn al-Dīn Muḥammad Akbar-Shāh II (d. at the age of about 80 years in 1253 A.H., 1837 C.E., at Dehli), conferring upon Colonel John Baillie, British Resident at the Court of Oudh, the three titles of "'Imād al-Dawlah, Afẓal al-Mulk Bahādur, Arslan Jang." The farmān was issued on the 2nd of Sha'bān, 1222 A.H. (5th October, 1807 C.E.), in the first year of that Emperor's reign.

Dates

  • Creation: 1222 A.H.
  • Creation: 1807 C.E.

Language of Materials

Persian (Script: nasta'līq)

Physical Description

Large single sheet framed item. Outside of frame 147cm by 113cm, inside of frame 132cm by 98cm.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 folio

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

Bears a large seal in black ink of the Mughal Emperor Akbar II, containing the names of his royal ancestors in the Timurid line, and a large royal tughrā' or monogram in gold and red colour on the top.

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.

Physical Description

Large single sheet framed item. Outside of frame 147cm by 113cm, inside of frame 132cm by 98cm.

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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