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Compilation manuscripts

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Manuscript volumes comprising two or more works, whether referring to only the content combined or to the combination of physically separate leafs or gatherings that are sewn or tipped in to form one volume.

Found in 148 Collections and/or Records:

Or Ms 224: دستور العملِ بادشاهی Dastūr al-‘Amal-i Bādshāhī, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 224
Scope and Contents

An abridged official manual of the Indian Empire. The original was possibly drawn up in Mughal Emperor ‘Ālamgīr's (r. 1658 to 1707 C.E.) time. It contains an account of the allowances of the officials of various grades, names of Faṣlī months, revenues and area of the Empire, distance from Shāhjahānābād (Dehlī) to various places, and the divisions and revenues of a number of ṣūbahs (see more in Hukk et al catalogue).

Dates: undated

Or Ms 227: محاربه ومصالحهٔ محمدشاه با نادرشاه Muḥārabah-u muṣālaḥah-yi Muḥammad-Shāh bā Nādir-Shāh, undated (extant by 18th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 227
Scope and Contents

This is an anonymous account of the war and subsequent peace between Mughal Muḥammad-Shāh of India and Nādir-Shāh of Persia in the 21st year of Muḥammad-Shāh's reign (1152 A.H., 1739 C.E.).


Certain pages are heavily annotated in English. The annotations appear to be translations of the main text, possibly in the hand of the collector, James Anderson.

Dates: undated (extant by 18th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 237: انتظام راج اعظم گڙه Intiẓām-i Rāj-i A‘ẓamgaṛh, undated (original text compiled 19th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 237
Scope and Contents The story of the rulers of A‘ẓamgaṛh (a Ta‘alluqah in the United Provinces of India), from the time of Abhman-Singh and Sagar-Rāi, sons of Chand-Sen, of the tribe of Rajpūts and Zamīndārs of Mahnagar (in the parganah of Niẓāmābād), till the death of the Rānī, wife of the Rājah Muḥammad A‘ẓam Khān, and end of the rūj (rule).The work, which in its composition is interspersed with numerous verses, was compiled by Girdhāri (see introduction), a ...
Dates: undated (original text compiled 19th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 238: سرگذشتِ راجهای اعظم گڙه Sarguẕasht-i Rājahā-yi A‘ẓamgaṛh, 1289 A.H., 1872 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 238
Scope and Contents A brief account of the rulers of A‘ẓamgaṛh by Sayyid Amīr ‘Alī Raz̤wī, who mentions several nobles of Niẓāmābād, all of whom had attained long ages, as the authority for this work. The history begins from the adventures of Abhman-Singh, son of Chandar-Sen-Rāi, of the tribe of Gūtam, who received the title of Nādir-Dawlat-Khān from the Mughal Emperor Akbar (1542-1605 C.E.), and ends with the transfer of the district in Faṣlī 1205 (1801 C.E.) by the Nawwāb Wazīr Sa‘ādat ‘Alī Khān of Awadh to...
Dates: 1289 A.H.; 1872 C.E.

Or Ms 241: نامهٔ شاه عباسِ ثانی Nāmah-yi Shāh-‘Abbās II, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 241
Scope and Contents A letter stated to have been sent by Shāh-‘Abbās II of Persia, after his conquest of Kandahar in 1058 A.H. (1648 C.E.), to Jahāngīr, emperor of India, with the reply of the letter included.A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library by Mohammad Hukk et al. (1925) states: "This is evidently wrong, for ‘Abbās II, who ascended the throne, A.H. 1052 (A.D. 1642), was a contemporary of...
Dates: undated

Or Ms 248: معلومات الآفاق Ma‘lūmāt al-āfāq, undated (original text compiled 18th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 248
Scope and Contents This is a detached portion taken from the geographical work of the same name, which was written after the death of Mughal Emperor ‘Ālamgīr (d. 1118 A.H., 1707 C.E), by Sayyid Amīn al-Dīn Khān b. Abū al-Makārim Amīr-Khān al-Ḥusaynī al-Harawī. It contains brief accounts of the titulature of the Emperor, the Princes, the Princesses, and the nobles of the Court of Dehli. Brief references to the Ṣūbahs (provinces), areas, revenues, distances between various...
Dates: undated (original text compiled 18th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 251: شفاء المرض Shifāʼ al-marz̤, 1133 A.H., 1720 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 251
Scope and Contents

A compendium of medicine in verse, compiled, 990 A.H. (1582 C.E.) by Shihāb al-Dīn b. ‘Abd al- Karīm.


A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library by Mohammad Hukk et al. (1925) says of the dating: "about 1133 A.H. (1720 C.E.)" and that the scribe is "Chanpā, son of Aithippā'. See Or Ms 257 for further discussion of this scribe.

Dates: 1133 A.H.; 1720 C.E.

Or Ms 252: فرهنگ طب Farhang-i Ṭibb, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 252
Scope and Contents

A treatise in prose on materia medica by Shihāb al- Dīn b. ‘Abd al- Karīm. The names of simple medicinal substances are arranged in alphabetical order.


A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library by Mohammad Hukk et al. (1925) says of the dating: "about 1133 A.H. (1720 C.E.)" and that the scribe is "Chanpā, son of Aithippā'. See Or Ms 257 for further discussion of this scribe.

Dates: undated

Or Ms 254: نصيحت نامهٔ حکماء Naṣiḥat-nāmah-yi ḥukamāʼ, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 254
Scope and Contents

A few rules for health in verse, taken from ancient physicians, and containing a few hints as to the treatment of ordinary ailments, also in verse.

Dates: undated

Or Ms 257: طب بحری وبری Ṭibb-i baḥrī-u barrī, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 257
Scope and Contents A treatise on medicine, of which this is a holograph copy. It includes a short list of parts of the human body, drugs with their equivalents in Arabic and Hindi, and advice on the examination of patients, symptoms and treatment of a number of diseases, and pregnancy. The material for the work was derived principally from the Zakhīra-yi Khwārazmshāhī and Qarābādī (of Zayn al-Dīn Abū Ibrāhīm Isma‘īl b. al-Ḥasan b. Muḥammad b. Aḥmad al-Ḥusaynī al-Jurjānī, who died 531 or 535 A.H. (1136-1137 or...
Dates: undated