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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
Purchase of a slave who was part of an inheritance
12-- H [between 1785 and 1885]
Record of purchase of a female slave for 18 goldweight.
Letter to Ibrahim wuld Iswaylid al-Takni, requesting him to purchase slaves from their present owner.
Letter with detailed account of various purchases.
Purchase and amounts owed. Verso contains document creator's signature.
Sharing of servant between brother and sister
Distribution of slaves and livestock among daughers Fatimah and Umm Kulthum, and son Muhammad al-Bashir.
1931 or 1932
Distribution of slave's value among family members.
Testament of [Aliyah?] bint Yahya that she gave possession to her nephew Isa ibn Muhammad ibn al-Mawlud her share of books left to her by her father and her share of what her daughter had given to her;...
Dispute over the value of a female slave as part of the inheritance left by the deceased. Detailed account of events involved in this dispute, along with accounts of what was said. Dispute is between the...
1901 or 1902
Property disputes; Disposition of property
Record of change of testimony following dispute over a servant, corroborated by witnesses.
Letter. Addressee unknown. Account of dispute over ownership of a slave.
Letter to a son. Telling of a dispute between the writer and another person over a female slave. Verso contains addressee's name.
Record of distribution of gold among the inheritors, with listing of names and individual amounts. Manuscript also records a dispute among those not included as beneficiaries, followed by the words of...
Judgment in a dispute between a man and a woman over a female slave, granting the man's share to the woman.
Property dispute; distribution
Letter to Tijani ibn S. Muhammad. Deals with marriage of a female slave, and dispute over ownership of her children.
Dispute between brothers over ownership of a slave
Document is cropped. Visible section showing exchange of property items: camel, cow and male slave following death of a person.
Dispute over ownership of a donkey
Record of transfer of ownership of 2 female slaves to donor's daughters. This portion of document is statement by notary in confirmation of its contents.
1857 or 1858
Ownership of slaves; Slaves as gifts
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