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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
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 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 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 regarding jewels as value for a female slave.
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 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 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 a judge (Sayyid Ibn Bab al-Hajj) requesting judgment over a dispute with another person. Verso contains addressee's name and [address?]
Letter to a judge. Document is cropped. Reference to a slave owned by writer's sister. Verso contains an illustration.
Letter to a son. Telling of a dispute between the writer and another person over a female slave. Verso contains addressee's name.
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?]
Letter to Abu al-Abbas ibn Umar. Trading of rice. Quantities specified. Addressee's name on bottom right of verso.
Letter to addressed to her father regarding payments in gold weights for purchase of jewelry.
Letter to Afdal bani Adnan. Subject is marrying a female slave and granting her her freedom.
1946 or 1947
Letter to Ahmad Baba ibn Abi al-Abbas. Record of female slave given as a gift.
Slaves as gifts
Letter to Ahmad ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad. Asks forgiveness for one Malik. Verso contains name of the messenger Ahmad ibn […]
Letter to Ahmad ibn Muhammad regarding a complaint about some of their female slaves. Verso summary of letter in modern Arabic.
Letter to Ahmad ibn Umar about ownership dispute over a female slave, requesting a judgment.
Ownership of slaves; Property disputes
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 Ali ibn Sayyid Zayyan.
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