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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
Inventory and evaluation of estate following death of Mulay Bab Sharaf ibn al-Fulami …
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.
Freeing of the daughter of a slave. Verso contains the scribe's fee.
1725 or 1726
Document certifying settlement of disagreement between husband and wife, resulting in waiver by husband of the bond of marriage.
Dissolution of marriage
Description of legal status of different kind of wives in Islamic law with repect to inheritance, depending on whether the wife is only for pleasure or as mother and domestic partner.
Women; Marriage; Islamic law; Inheritance and succession
Letter to Muhammad ibn Isa, requesting to transfer ownership of young slave from sons of Uthman to Muhammad Abu Bakr ibn Muhammad al-Shaykh.
Transfer of ownership
Letter to a judge (Sayyid Ibn Bab al-Hajj) requesting judgment over a dispute with another person. Verso contains addressee's name and [address?]
Record of distribution of inheritance.
Lines struck through over text. Appears to be record of giving of rice and other grains to a female slave named Linat Ghummu, owned by Ibrahim ibn Bint […] Verso contains a religious phrase.
Declaration that Fatimah bint Abd al-Rahman gave her slave as a gift to her daughter.
Distribution of the inheritance of Muhammad al-Mudan among his family, including his two wives, sons, daughters, nephews, brothers. A detailed account of the shares of the estate and the recipients' names....
Upper portion is cropped on the left. Eulogy to someone who was killed, probably in battle.
Letter containing an issue of exoneration for Abdal ibn Didaw, (recipient of letter). Courrier instructed to read letter to recipient. Verso contains addressee's name (Abdal ibn Didaw).
Letter from Muhammad al-Salih to Ahmad Baba describing attack on Salih's slave. Verso bears seal with ""Ahmad Baba"" inscribed on it. Appears to be a confirmation of Salih's letter.
Appears to be a letter regarding value given in exchange for slaves and cattle.
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