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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
Record of freeing of slaves by their master
Record of freeing of a slave by his mistress, whom she marries.
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...
Status of sons and daughters of a female slave following her death. Distribution of her assets among her children
Record of change of testimony following dispute over a servant, corroborated by witnesses.
Record of transfer of ownership of slaves and livestock from various persons to their children and grandchildren.
1888 or 1889
Ownership of slaves
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 claiming of ownership of slave from one Sayyid Bab Ahmad
1890 or 1891
Dispute over ownership of female slave, presenting witnesses and confirming legitimacy of ownership.
Ownership of slaves; Disputes
Record of despatch of goods and money to various individuals
Record of slave donation by a woman to one Ibn Mawlud.
1721 or 1722
Letter complaining about addressee's slave and what he did to her servant. Addressee: Yakamit bint Araf. Verso contains an address.
Letter.Complaints and other matters. Addressee: Ahmad ibn Mahmud al-Nasiri.
Record of death of Muhammad ibn Sanbapar and detailed inventory and evaluation of estate with names of inheritors.
1897 or 1898
Record of purchase of a female slave for 8000 [wad'ahs]. Buyer
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.
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
Record of purchase of a female slave for 18 goldweight.
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