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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
Addressee: Ahmad Baba ibn Sidab al-Abbas. Several subjects.
Official evuluation and inventory of the estate of a deceased man, Ba Barak ibn al-Madan Shibl, presided by a judge, Ahmad Bab ibn Abi al-Abbas. Detailed account of distribution of estate among inheritors....
Appears to be continuation of another page. Document details account of items given to sons of certain individuals.
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.
Letter to Ahmad ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad. Asks forgiveness for one Malik. Verso contains name of the messenger Ahmad ibn […]
Letter with an item of clothing as a gift.
Letter to addressed to her father regarding payments in gold weights for purchase of jewelry.
Record of request by woman to scribe to document something. No specific apparent subject.
Record of various people taking into their charge slaves and other forms of property.
Letter to a judge. Document is cropped. Reference to a slave owned by writer's sister. Verso contains an illustration.
Letter to Muhammad al-Tahir ibn Muhammad Ahmad. Refers to someone following a group in their travel.
Record of death of Muhammad ibn Sanbapar and detailed inventory and evaluation of estate with names of inheritors.
1897 or 1898
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.
Letter to writer's sons relieving them of debts with slaves.
Detailed estate inventory and evaluation, with distribution to beficiaries. Deceased: Arif ibn Muhammad
Account of debt expressed in value of slaves.
1896 or 1897
Letter regarding jewels as value for a female slave.
Letter to Uthman al-Alam regarding a female slave as part of an inheritance.
Letter. Addressee is Ahmad Abu al-Abbas. Appears to be brother of writer. Personal letter.
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