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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
Record of freeing of a female slave by her two owners, for religious atonement. Verso contains the name of a signatory confirming the religious wish for redemption.
1955 or 1956
A detailed inventory and evaluation of the estate of [Na---] bin Bishr bint Abi Bakr al-Qayid following her death. Her estate was divided according to Islamic law among her two daughters, her brother and...
Account of inventory and distribution of the estate of the deceased, Buni ibn Mudgugu.
Freeing of the daughter of a slave. Verso contains the scribe's fee.
1725 or 1726
Record of evaluation of estate and distribution of inheritance following death of Buti ibn Bandi ibn Jinu -- mostly slaves and rice fields a copy of the Koran.
Inventory and evaluation of estate following death of Mulay Bab Sharaf ibn al-Fulami …
Payment for a female slave as collateral
Account of debt expressed in value of slaves.
1896 or 1897
Declaration of freedom granted by Yaqub ibn al-Fa al-Amin to his slaves and their daughters, and that their affairs are to be dealt with by the son of the owner.
Record of purchase of a female slave for 8000 [wad'ahs]. Buyer
Record of death of Muhammad ibn Sanbapar and detailed inventory and evaluation of estate with names of inheritors.
1897 or 1898
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.
Torn document. Visible part probably a record of purchase of slaves with different amounts sent to different buyers between 1880 and 1881.
Account of inventory and distribution of the estate of the deceased -- appears to be a portion of a document.
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.
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