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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
Testimony ascertaining the good physical condition of a slave.
Evaluation of slaves
Granting freedom to a young female slave
Letter to a judge. Document is cropped. Reference to a slave owned by writer's sister. Verso contains an illustration.
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;...
Record of request by woman to scribe to document something. No specific apparent subject.
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?]
Record of a transaction involving two slaves, interrupted by illness of one of the parties.
Letter to Tijani ibn S. Muhammad. Deals with marriage of a female slave, and dispute over ownership of her children.
Transfer of ownership of a female slave
Ownership of slaves
Letter regarding jewels as value for a female slave.
Letter to Ibrahim wuld Iswaylid al-Takni, requesting him to purchase slaves from their present owner.
Record of various payments to settle debts and in exchange for slaves.
Letter to addressed to her father regarding payments in gold weights for purchase of jewelry.
Dispute between brothers over ownership of a slave
Letter with detailed account of various purchases.
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 father Ali ibn Sayyid Ziya[n?] al-Sharif, sending him a young female slave and sundry items, including rice.
Slaves as gifts
Letter to Ali ibn Sayyid Zayyan.
Record of gift from a father to his daughter, including a 3 year old slave girl.
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