The Qur'an

Scope and Content

Especially fine Qu'ran with interlinear Persian translation throughout and Persian marginal notes, profusely gilded throughout. Marginal notes in red and black. Date stated to be early 19th century. Written in naskhi, Arabic and Persian.

Administrative / Biographical History


Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Donated by family of Col. Keith Young CB in 1926 and said to have belonged to the King of Oudh and to have been looted after the capture of Lucknow in 1858. Catalogued by DM Dunlop.


Call number used to be ms msBP127.P4

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.