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Slavery and manumission manuscripts of Timbuktu
Detailed list of slaves and other items inherited by Ali from his father.
Account of inventory and distribution of the personal property of the deceased, Bashir ibn Amir Yakat.
Power of attorney issued to Muhammad ibn Anbirakat al-Takki for all assets held in Timbuktu.
Testimony ascertaining the good physical condition of a slave.
Evaluation of slaves
Record of land appropriated to Kalsak ibn Bali, prince of Buram, to be transferred to his son and grandson after his death.
Letter requesting addressee to buy a female slave for the sender and deduct her cost and all other expenses from the land's harvest. Verso is letter from same sender disagreeing with terms of purchase....
Slaves as collateral for a loan. Verso contains an inscription.
Slaves as collateral
Letter to Ahmad ibn Muhammad regarding a complaint about some of their female slaves. Verso summary of letter in modern Arabic.
Bargaining over a female slave between Qayid ibn Bab Sayyid and his sister Ya bint Baba Sayyid.
Account of the events revolving around the sale of a female slave
Legible whole words: line 1 refers to the name, Ahmad, ruler of [..] -- line 2 […] Allah willing.
Power of attorney over a female slave
Letter to a judge. Document is cropped. Reference to a slave owned by writer's sister. Verso contains an illustration.
Question and answer about legitimacy of deceased husband's inheritance in claiming part of the deceased wife's assets.
Record of leaving as collateral a slave and a servant for the sum of 15 gold weights.
Account of inventory and distribution of the estate of the deceased, al-Madan (full name not available). NOTE: Seems to be a continuation of a missing page.
Account of inventory and distribution of the estate of the deceased -- appears to be a portion of a document.
Record of various people taking into their charge slaves and other forms of property.
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