Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 51 (T.2.9)
Title: History of the Mahrattas
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Unknown Author, History of the Mahrattas.
Unknown Author's History of the Mahrattas:
Begins: [Persian characters]
Remarks: This MS. gives the history of the Mahrattas down to the battle of Pánipat.
A note at the end states that this is the original manuscript from which Mr. Kerr [Captain James Kerr] made his Translation of A short Historical Narrative of the Mahrattah State. Printed in 8vo, London, 1782, and also that it was presented to the writer of the note by Mr. White, Professor of Arabic in Oxford. The History is preceded by a List of the Mogul Emperors and their sons, and by four folios containing an account of Ghazi al-Din Khan, the wazir of Ahmad Shah and 'Alamgir II.
[Formerly Q.1.8; Q.1.8]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 12 x 8 3/8, ff. 167, originally ff. 170, written in large Nestalik, in single cols. of about 10 lines, each about 9˝ x 6.
Binding: Millboards, covered crimson morocco
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Persian
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 456-457.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

provenance: White
Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford.
subject: Ghazi al-Din Khan
Wazir of Ahmad Shah and 'Alamgir II.
subject: James Kerr fl 1773-1774
Resident in Calcutta, 1773. Previously a pupil of the physician and chemist William Cullen, possibly while he was teaching at the University of Edinburgh. Possibly …
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