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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
Letter to a judge. Document is cropped. Reference to a slave owned by writer's sister. Verso contains an illustration.
Letter to a judge (Sayyid Ibn Bab al-Hajj) requesting judgment over a dispute with another person. Verso contains addressee's name and [address?]
Letter to [Abd al-Rahman] requesting return of sender's slave with the letter carrier. Verso contains the reply to Ibn Abu al-Abbas communicating that the slave has been married to a free woman and stating...
Ownership of slaves
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 requesting addressee to buy a female slave for the sender and deduct her cost and all other expenses from the land's harvest. Verso is letter from same sender disagreeing with terms of purchase....
Letter regarding jewels as value for a female slave.
Letter from someone asking for pardon, and requesting permission to have a slave enter into a marriage contract with another one. Author's name cropped. Addressee: Uthman Sishi. Verso of letter contains...
Letter from Muhammad al-Salih to Ahmad Baba describing attack on Salih's slave. Verso bears seal with ""Ahmad Baba"" inscribed on it. Appears to be a confirmation of Salih's letter.
Letter containing an issue of exoneration for Abdal ibn Didaw, (recipient of letter). Courrier instructed to read letter to recipient. Verso contains addressee's name (Abdal ibn Didaw).
Letter complaining about addressee's slave and what he did to her servant. Addressee: Yakamit bint Araf. Verso contains an address.
Legible whole words: line 1 refers to the name, Ahmad, ruler of [..] -- line 2 […] Allah willing.
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
Inventory and evaluation of the belongings of a deceased woman, Lul Kulthum bin Abd al-Malik.
Inventory and evaluation of estate following death of Mulay Bab Sharaf ibn al-Fulami …
Instructions issued by slaveowner that his female slave should be set free after his death, and that she should not be considered as part of his estate.
Granting freedom to a young female slave
Freeing of the daughter of a slave. Verso contains the scribe's fee.
1725 or 1726
Freeing of a female slave by owners Imbarak ibn Farrraj and his wife.
Fragment. Visible part lists names of inheritors of the estate of a deceased man.
Four separate documents containing accounts of inventory and distribution of the estate of deceased whose names do not appear in the documents.
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