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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
Record of various payments to settle debts and in exchange for slaves.
Record of receipt of money in exchange for a servant, and distribution of the amount among partners.
Power of attorney issued to Muhammad ibn Anbirakat al-Takki for all assets held in Timbuktu.
Letter to […] Sayyid Ahmad and Muhammad ibn Sayyid. Tells about money collected following death of a woman, with an account as to amount left after deduction of debts. Verso contains names and addresses....
Letter to Umar ibn Jitar regarding delivery of grain.
Account of miscellaneous trading activities including slave trading, leather, gum Arabic, and other items. Trade conducted in gold and wad'ahs. Includes a summary of the document in modern Arabic.
Account of inventory and distribution of the estate of the deceased, Buni ibn Mudgugu.
Letter to writer's father Ali ibn Sayyid Ziya[n?] al-Sharif, sending him a young female slave and sundry items, including rice.
Slaves as gifts
Dispute over ownership of a donkey
Record of freeing of a female slave by her owner. NOTE: A slip of paper written in modern Arabic script summarizes the contents of the document.
Lines struck through over text. Appears to be record of giving of rice and other grains to a female slave named Linat Ghummu, owned by Ibrahim ibn Bint […] Verso contains a religious phrase.
Letter. Addressee unknown. Account of dispute over ownership of a slave.
Letter to Ahmad ibn Umar about ownership dispute over a female slave, requesting a judgment.
Ownership of slaves; Property disputes
Detailed list of slaves and other items inherited by Ali from his father.
Letter regarding jewels as value for a female slave.
Letter to Ahmad ibn Umar. Response to a request to transfer ownership of a female slave from one person to another, and the dispute that followed.
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