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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
Appears to be a letter regarding value given in exchange for slaves and cattle.
Declaration of freedom grated by a mistress to her female slave.
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
Record of freeing of slave by his master
1947 or 1948
Record of gifts from father to son on occasion of birthday. Gifts include slaves and servants.
1891 or 1892
Slaves as gifts
Record of freeing of slaves by their master.
Letter to Abu al-Abbas ibn Umar. Trading of rice. Quantities specified. Addressee's name on bottom right of verso.
Listing and evaluation of the estate of a deceased person, mostly slaves.
Letter to a son. Telling of a dispute between the writer and another person over a female slave. Verso contains addressee's name.
Letter. Addressee is Ahmad Abu al-Abbas. Appears to be brother of writer. Personal letter.
Charges against someone who assaulted a slave and sold her. The claim is for 15 sabuns. Top right stamp impression showing word ""wuld"" (son/sons of)
Legal claims; Assault
Letter. Subject not clear. The term ""slave"" used once. Possibly out of context. Verso is request for urgent reply.
Letter complaining about addressee's slave and what he did to her servant. Addressee: Yakamit bint Araf. Verso contains an address.
Record of distribution of estate of a deceased woman after deducting debts to her creditors.
Letter to Ahmad ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad. Asks forgiveness for one Malik. Verso contains name of the messenger Ahmad ibn […]
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