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Aḥmad ʻAlī Khān Bahādur wedding invitation, 1811.

Author/Creator:
Bahādur, Aḥmad ʻAlī Khān, 1787-1840.
‏ب‏هادر، احمد على خان، 1787-1840.
Publication:
1811.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (3 leaves)
Form/Genre:
Wedding announcements.
Invitations.
Manuscripts, Persian -- 19th century.
Language:
In Persian.
Biography/History:
Nawab of Rampur from 1794 to 1840; ruled under a regency until 1811.
Summary:
A wedding invitation to celebrate the marriage of Aḥmad ʻAlī Khān Bahādur addressed to Dr. George Ranken of the East India Company and his wife Lady Agnes Allan Ranken. The invitation is on red paper, written in Persian, and the script in painted gold leaf. Accompanied by an envelope with a personal stamp of the sender addressed to Dr. Ranken.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Dr. Craig Baxter Memorial Fund.
Penn Provenance:
Sold at auction at Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, May 17 2017, lot 120A.
Contributor:
Dr. Craig Baxter Memorial Fund.
Ranken, George, recipient.
Contained In:
Miscellaneous Manuscripts. Box 23 Folder 26
OCLC:
1030861672
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