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Letters, etc., c. 1591

Ms. Laud. Or. 50

  • Request
  1. (1338) Materials for the adornment of letters and other refined writings, October 1591 (fols. 191-215).
  2. (2406) A short mathnawi in imitation of a work of Jâmî's (fols. 126b-128a).
  3. (2409) A series of royal and official letters in Persian (fols. 140b-190b).
  4. (2415) Fragments of Inshâs and short prose-treatises (fols. 1-125, 129b-140a).


  • Creation: c. 1591


215 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Persian
  • Turkish


Ms. Laud. Or. 50


Originally arranged and housed in 1641 at the Bodleian in Duke Humfrey’s Library, Selden End, compartment as ‘A 57’, see Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, p. 14

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Custodial History

Manuscript 1726 acquired by the Bodleian Library


8 1/4 x 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom