For an overview of the collection, see Persian Manuscripts within the Guide to Special Collections.
See Fihrist: www.fihrist.org.uk (Persian MSS 1-941)
Bibliotheca Lindesiana, Hand-list of Oriental Manuscripts: Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Persian section, pp. 1-159. (Privately printed, 1898).
Michael Kerney, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts belonging to the Earl of Crawford (unpublished manuscript catalogue, ?1890s).
B.W. Robinson, ‘Some illustrated Persian manuscripts in the John Rylands Library’, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 34.1 (1952), pp. 69-80.
B.W. Robinson, Persian paintings in the John Rylands Library: a descriptive catalogue (London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1980).