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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
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
Marriage certificate. Three marriage contracts ranging in dates from 1895-1901.
Letter to Ahmad ibn Umar about ownership dispute over a female slave, requesting a judgment.
Ownership of slaves; Property disputes
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 with an item of clothing as a gift.
Letter. Appears to be a reply to a request for clemency, granting clemency to person in question. Verso contains the reply letter.
Letter to Ahmad ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad. Asks forgiveness for one Malik. Verso contains name of the messenger Ahmad ibn […]
Appears to be continuation of another page. Document details account of items given to sons of certain individuals.
Record of mother's gifts to her daughter. Verso contains caption: ""Rasm al-hibah"" = Gift document.
Power of attorney issued to Muhammad ibn Anbirakat al-Takki for all assets held in Timbuktu.
Record of freeing of a slave by his owner
1944 or 1945
Letter. Addressee: Amir ibn al-Amir. Subject of letter is about a female slave.
Record of distribution of estate of a deceased woman after deducting debts to her creditors.
Declaration of freedom grated by a mistress to her female slave.
Listing and evaluation of the estate of a deceased person, mostly slaves.
Letter. Addressee is Ahmad Abu al-Abbas. Appears to be brother of writer. Personal letter.
Letter to a son. Telling of a dispute between the writer and another person over a female slave. Verso contains addressee's name.
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