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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
Declaration of freedom granted by Yaqub ibn al-Fa al-Amin to his slaves and their daughters, and that their affairs are to be dealt with by the son of the owner.
Record of land appropriated to Kalsak ibn Bali, prince of Buram, to be transferred to his son and grandson after his death.
Letter to Uthman al-Alam regarding a female slave as part of an inheritance.
Letter to Tijani ibn S. Muhammad. Deals with marriage of a female slave, and dispute over ownership of her children.
Appears to be continuation of another page. Document details account of items given to sons of certain individuals.
Record of a transaction involving two slaves, interrupted by illness of one of the parties.
Record of despatch of goods and money to various individuals
Letter to a Timbuktu judge.Request for transfer of debts from a freed female slave to the writer. Verso contains addressee's name and [name of letter carrier?]
Exchange of correspondence between the writer and Muhammad ibn Sayyid al-Mukhtar regarding a financial dispute. Verso contains a reply that dispute has been resolved.
Account of inventory and distribution of the estate of the deceased, Muhammad al-Madan ibn Bas.
Dispute between brothers over ownership of a slave
Exchange of money, rice, and semi-precious stones between a master and his female slave.
Slave's relations to master
Letter to a judge. Document is cropped. Reference to a slave owned by writer's sister. Verso contains an illustration.
Detailed estate inventory and evaluation, with distribution to beficiaries. Deceased: Arif ibn Muhammad
Record of gift from a father to his daughter, including a 3 year old slave girl.
Account of inventory and distribution of the estate of the deceased -- appears to be a portion of a document.
Letter.Complaints and other matters. Addressee: Ahmad ibn Mahmud al-Nasiri.
Account of inventory and distribution of the estate of the deceased, Muhammad al-Madan. Document could be linked to 196.
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