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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
Record of freeing of a female slave by her owner. NOTE: A slip of paper written in modern Arabic script summarizes the contents of the document.
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 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.
Record of evaluation of estate and distribution of inheritance, including settlement of debts, following death of Ahmad ibn Abd al-Rahman ibn Ismail .. .
Record of donating a house by Bint Fandagham to her freedman Muhammad al-Mahan, declaring full ownership. Verso contains scribe's signature.
Record of donating a female slave by a man to his wife
Record of distribution of inheritance.
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...
Record of distribution of estate of a deceased woman after deducting debts to her creditors.
Record of despatch of goods and money to various individuals
Record of death of Muhammad ibn Sanbapar and detailed inventory and evaluation of estate with names of inheritors.
1897 or 1898
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 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 claiming of ownership of slave from one Sayyid Bab Ahmad
1890 or 1891
Record of change of testimony following dispute over a servant, corroborated by witnesses.
Record of a transaction involving two slaves, interrupted by illness of one of the parties.
Question and answer about legitimacy of deceased husband's inheritance in claiming part of the deceased wife's assets.
Purchase of a young slave as gift for a daughter.
Slaves as gifts
Purchase of a slave who was part of an inheritance
12-- H [between 1785 and 1885]
Purchase and amounts owed. Verso contains document creator's signature.
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