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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
List of money and other assets with appropriations to various individuals.
Listing and evaluation of the estate of a deceased person, mostly slaves.
Marriage certificate. Three marriage contracts ranging in dates from 1895-1901.
Marriage contract between slaves, with exchange of dowry between their owners.
[between 1960 and 1969]
Mutilation of a female slave who bled to death.
1868 or 1968
Official evuluation and inventory of the estate of a deceased man, Ba Barak ibn al-Madan Shibl, presided by a judge, Ahmad Bab ibn Abi al-Abbas. Detailed account of distribution of estate among inheritors....
Payment for a female slave as collateral
Power of attorney issued to Muhammad ibn Anbirakat al-Takki for all assets held in Timbuktu.
Power of attorney over a female slave
Purchase and amounts owed. Verso contains document creator's signature.
Purchase of a slave who was part of an inheritance
12-- H [between 1785 and 1885]
Purchase of a young slave as gift for a daughter.
Slaves as gifts
Question and answer about legitimacy of deceased husband's inheritance in claiming part of the deceased wife's assets.
Record of a transaction involving two slaves, interrupted by illness of one of the parties.
Record of change of testimony following dispute over a servant, corroborated by witnesses.
Record of claiming of ownership of slave from one Sayyid Bab Ahmad
1890 or 1891
Record of creator's gift of a slave and her son to his wife, as a sign of good will. Detailed description of the female slave. Text includes detailed explanation of ownership status of slaves in Islam....
Ownership of slaves
Record of damage to property caused by Sarriyah, daughter of Ghadad ibn Suyuti al-Tanbakti and compensation through purchase of damaged property.
1871 or 1872
Record of death of Muhammad ibn Sanbapar and detailed inventory and evaluation of estate with names of inheritors.
1897 or 1898
Record of despatch of goods and money to various individuals
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