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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
Record of distribution of gold among the inheritors, with listing of names and individual amounts. Manuscript also records a dispute among those not included as beneficiaries, followed by the words of...
Letter to Ahmad Baba ibn Abi al-Abbas. Record of female slave given as a gift.
Slaves as gifts
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...
Letter to Ibrahim wuld Iswaylid al-Takni, requesting him to purchase slaves from their present owner.
Status of sons and daughters of a female slave following her death. Distribution of her assets among her children
This image should be the beginning of the document. Record of evaluation and inventory of estate of the deceased, Muhammad ibn al-Shaykh, following an order issued by a local judge. Document also lists...
Record of freeing of a slave by his mistress, whom she marries.
Record of freeing of slaves by their master
Record of sale of slave. Partial payment is accepted by seller.
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
Purchase of a slave who was part of an inheritance
12-- H [between 1785 and 1885]
List of money and other assets with appropriations to various individuals.
Donation of a dwelling (roofed passageway)
1773 or 1774
Record of quarrel and revenge between families. Date cannot be determined due to tear in the page.
Legible whole words: line 1 refers to the name, Ahmad, ruler of [..] -- line 2 […] Allah willing.
Account of inventory and distribution of the estate of the deceased, Buni ibn Mudgugu.
Record of change of testimony following dispute over a servant, corroborated by witnesses.
Fragment. Visible part lists names of inheritors of the estate of a deceased man.
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