Three reports to Saʻid al-Sultan
Three reports: a financial report from Muhammad Saʻid to Saʻid al-Sultan, about taxes and the submission of receipts to ʻAliyah Khanum (December 24, 1914); an economic and social report to Saʻid al-Sultan and Bihjat Khanum and a description of villagers' poverty and plight; a report about wheat transportation [to Sanandaj] and the participation of women in the process of preparing the wheat (February 17,1915). In the absence of Saʻid al-Sultan, the reports were sent to Bihjat Khanum;
Letters from [Mah Talʻat Khanum] to [Saʻid al-Sultan]
Letters from Mah Talʻat Khanum to Saʻid al-Sultan covering the following topics: a request for purchase of honey and potatoes, sending him a pair of socks, and finances; a request for the purchase of fabric and gold, the overseer ʻAbd al-Karim, Salar Fatih's debt, the political turmoil [in Kurdistan]; how some people are inviting Sardar Rashid to oppose to the local government; a reply to his previous letter, giving him advice and writing about a marriage; Muluk Khanum's giving birth to a stillborn; the marriage of the daughter of Shahzadah and Iʻzaz al-Mulk--Saʻid al-Sultan's sisters and the author are not going to the marriage ceremony [because of a family dispute]; the peasants of some villages, their son's school, and asking him to visit before the winter; preparing a kursi for winter, requesting some tulle; preventing Ashraf Nam’s mother from submitting a petition [to the Ministry of Justice] regarding the price of Amirabad; ordering a blanket, chador, fabric, and European pants; the turmoil of Saqqiz and Banah; the deaths of Mirza ʻAli Naqi's mother and the daughter of Aʻlaʼ Khan, Shams al-Muluk; her supporting peasants of the villages in the absence of Saʻid al-Sultan, and Sardar Rashid's visit to March and Muchish; her concerns regarding ʻAtaʼ being far away from home, selling and transporting wheat to Hamadan with a mule because of bad weather, and buying guns and pistols; ordering a blue serge coat and skirt, chador and other dresses; an explanation of her living with Muluk Khanum and Nafisah Khanum in [Asif Aʻzam]'s house because of renovations to her own house; ʻAbd Allah's use of forgery to claim ownership of lands in Muchish village; ordering 100 blue gemstones instead of the black gemstones, a kursi cover, dishes, and decorative textiles; Saʻid al-Sultan's meeting with the Secretary of War, Saʻid al-Mamalik's apology letter, and reading the Khamsah of Nizami during cold winter nights and drawing lessons from the stories; ʻAtaʼ's progress in learning to read during holidays, ordering precious stone, acne medication and a red cloak for Shaykh ʻAbd Allah; the house renovations in spring and the difficulties of living in Asif Aʻzam's house during, as well as the necessity of transferring money to ʻAtaʼ in [Tehran]; a necklace [sent by Saʻid al-Sultan] from [Tehran] to his daughter, overseers, property bills, and Sadiqah Khanum's trip; ordering a brass tray, soap, eyebrow medicine, and peacock earrings; ʻAtaʼ's new photo; writes about her recovery, Bihjat Khanum's death, wage inflation for sewing clothes and chadors in Tehran, selling wheat, and sending money to him; complaining about Saʻid al-Sultan's lengthy absence, writing about the property sale settlement of Danan village, her power of attorney, and her concerns regarding Saʻid al-Sultan's suspicion about the transaction; Ibrahim Khan's marriage, Shaykh ʻAbd al-Hamid's intent to visit Sanandaj, and Muzaffar al-Sultan's execution; the necessity of Saʻid al-Sultan’s presence at home before spring, spending time with Shaykh Najm al-Din, and sending the bills of Danana villages; her eagerness to receive a turquoise ring and nail polish; ordering some fine soft wool for making a prayer rug, sending the family's greetings and talking about Muhammad Amin; Lutf Allah Khan's recovery, sending greetings to Saʻid al-Mamalik, and the rumor that Saʻid al-Sultan has fled from the government; renovating the house, ordering pants, a governor's visit of Saqqiz and Banah, and suggesting welcoming the overseer Muhammad Hasan, and ʻIzz al-Mulk; the baby's due date and asks him to return home for the child’s birth; tells [Saʻid al-Sultan] that Muzaffar al-Mamalik is going to the territory of Gulbaghi tribes.
Letters to Saʻid al-Sultan
Letters to Saʻid al-Sultan: from Muhammad Sadiq, about the destruction wrought by the gendarmerie; from Aflatun Adibi Kurdistani, apologizing for the delay in correspondence and asking for money from the Gumah valley transaction; from [Muhammad?], son of Haji Qavam, sending Nawruz greetings and a bonus, conveying his appreciation of Saʻid al-Sultan's visiting his family, and sending greetings from himself and his wife, ʻAliyah Khanum, to [Bihjat Khanum]; from [Muhammad?], son of Haji Qavam, complaining about Saʻid al-Sultan's delay in replying to two of Muhammad's previous letters in the past two years and excessive business travel; from Muhammad Karam, promising to send four lambs, talking about his wife and child's recovery, Ghulam Husayn Zuhri's debt of 5 rials, and complaining about not receiving any replies to his previous letters from Saʻid al-Sultan; from Ardalan, complaining to Saʻid al-Sultan for not visiting him during his trip from Tehran to Kurdistan, discussing the assignment of the court date for Saʻid al-Sultan, and giving information about the wedding of his son, Husayn ʻAli Ardalan, to the daughter of Taqi Izadi [Hamadani?]; from Muhammad Hasan, the overseer of March village, expressing eagerness to visit him and his wife, Mah Talaʻat Khanum, talking about collecting and plumping some items in the pantry and closets with the help of Saʻid al-Mamalik and Mirza ʻAbd Allah Khan; from [overseer of Muchish village] to [Asif Aʻzam], about seizing Allah Karam's lambs and cows as his debt to Asif Aʻzam, writing about Mah Talʻat Khanum, Rustam the village chief, and cossacks' involvement in this case--Allah Karam, son of Khuda Karam, couldn't pay his debt and ran away; from an overseer, about consulting with [Sadiqah Khanum] regarding the purchase or rental of Hindi Bulagh village and asking Saʻid al-Sultan's opinion, writing about the dispute between him and Mafakhir al-Mulk regarding Mubarak Abad village, as well as Mafakhir al-Mulk's complaint [to the court]; from Mahdi Sayf, about a sale settlement with Zarrin Taj Khanum and their disagreement over the price, as well as Bihjat Khanum's involvement; from Muhammad Zu al-Fiqari (?) to Saʻid al-Sultan, about the transportation of wheat [to Kurdistan] and the petition of Sarvnaz Khanum Muhammadabadi; from Muhammad Jaʻfar Asif Vaziri to Saʻid al-Sultan, describing the Gulbaghi governor's meddling in Karaftu affairs, rejecting Mahvash Khanum's comments concerning the migration of 27 families from Karaftu, and trying to defend his reputation as a good overseer of Karaftu; [from an overseer] about a conspiracy to take power from Salar Fatih for the benefit of Saʻid al-Sultan's friend, Vakil al-Mulk, sending greetings to Saʻid al-Sultan's wife, Mah Talʻat Khanum, and conveying his appreciation of Mah Talʻat Khanum's cooking; from [Muhammad Hasan] the overseer of March village, in reply to his previous letter, writing about his visit and the supervision of March village to defend himself; from [Muhammad Hassan, the overseer of March village] about wheat exports, giving the delivery documents to Mah Talʻat Khanum, and his disappointment at not receiving a letter from Saʻid al-Sultan; [from the overseer of Miraki village to Saʻid al-Sultan] about Mansur Khalvat's short visit with the purpose of counting domestic animals, his irritation at Mansur Khalvat's constant complaints, describing of the shipment of supplies to Mah Talʻat Khanum, the military's prohibition of the wheat sale, and the birth of two calves; a greeting letter from [a steward], about a sale settlement and a request for Saʻid al-Sultan's reply by telegraph to Mah Talʻat Khanum; from Shihab al-Dawlah about the difficulties that previous government had confronted, mentioning the start of his service in [Ahmad Shah's] court and arranging for Saʻid al-Sultan's trip; from Muhammad, the overseer of Sharmin village, expressing his loyalty and greeting ʻAliyah Khanum [the wife of Saʻid al-Sultan] and Huma [the daughter of Saʻid al-Sultan], and also sending 4 partridges; a private letter from [an overseer], against Asad Khan and requesting to replace him—Asad Khan had taken hold of Saʻadat Khanum's share of the village; [from an overseer], in his own defence and in reply to Saʻid al-Sultan's prevoius letter, reporting about some overseers in the Miraki village having hidden spring wheat and Mah Talʻat Khanum's defense of Yakhchi; from [ʻAbd al-Samad], disputing the amount of wheat transported [to Sanandaj] and Mah Talʻat Khanum's involvement; from [ʻAbd al-Samad, overseer of Miraki village], about the sale of wheat and oat, as well as the death of Kakah Muhammad, son of Shaykh Shukr Allah; [from overseer of Miraki village], about the marriage of Ahmad Garrusi (son of Bahram Mirza) and Mina, his taking possession of Mina's property, the involvement of Muhammad Taqi, who was in charge of the stable, and his verdict forcing Ahmad Garrusi, Mina and his sister (Raʻna) to leave the village, disputing the verdict by overseer of Miraki and asking this verdict be reverse, including the testimony and petition of some peasants from Miraki regarding Mina's ownership of the inheritance and their request to keep Mina and Raʻna in the village; from Mirza [?], a rifleman, in reply to his previous letter about paying his debt (50 tumans) to Mah Talʻat Khanum--Mirza [?] complains about this request and says that he had already paid some of Saʻid al-Sultan's debt; [from one of the overseers of Miraki], about Gharib's letter, the peasants' petition, and a decision [about the delivery of wheat and oat to Sanandaj] with the permission of Taliʻah [Mah Talʻat?] Khanum and [Asif Aʻzam].
Letters from Bihjat Khanum to Saʻid al-Sultan
Letters from Bihjat Khanum to Saʻid al-Sultan, covering the following topics: expressing her happiness at Saʻid al-Sultan's recovery and receiving permission to enter Kurdistan at the end of Ramadan, appreciating Asif Aʻzam's sympathy; writes about Muzaffar al-Din Shah's visit along with Asif Aʻzam family; about how the army forces people to pay taxes on wheat and oat in their villages; asking about Saʻid al-Sultan's teeth, talking about her own illness (whooping cough) and mentions she has to look after Afaq as well, asking for a good doctor or sending good medicament [from Tehran]; about Muhammad (the chief of village) and ʻAbd al-Hamid's delay to pay money to them, Bihjat Khanum's petition to gendarmerie, and their promise to collect the money soon; about being far away from Saʻid al-Sultan, her desire to see him even for a few days, and asking him to exchange her gold bracelet with a pearl necklace; about home issues such as punishment of a servant for being intoxicated, and forced marriage of Tavus Khanum with Zar ʻAli at [Kurdistan] Department of Justice's order; reporting on daily issues, villages' affairs, house renovation, relatives' visit, and the perishing of grains due to overseers' negligence; asks for some items on his way back [from Tehran]; complaining to Saʻid al-Sultan for sending letters with delay and not paying enough attention to his family, reporting on doing several chores in the absence of her husband, as well as receiving 500 tumans from Mirza ʻAziz Ihsaʼi; Nawnahal's visit for a matter related to Saʻid al-Sultan, in which Saʻid al-Sultan's sisters mediate; complaining to Saʻid al-Sultan for his too much ordering on how she should behave with overseers, expressing her concern about other people's roles in insinuations on her husband's reluctance to come home, talking about their children's illness and how they miss their father, paying 100 tumans to Ibrahim Mirbaban Yavar, selling wheat to Mansur al-Mamalik, and reporting on some overseers' resignation; asking to get Nahid Khanum's order (a wrist watch worth of 50 tumans) and describing a bloody quarrel between two wagoner in Saʻid al-Sultan's stall and their arrest by the Police Department; reviewing correspondences, repairing house furniture, and justifying the wheat sales for the best value; about the [kitchen equipment] from [Tehran], and the probability of failure in one of them; renovation of the house and her desire to go and live in the new house with Saʻid al-Sultan; informing about Dihqan and his wife's arrival in Tehran, describing her own and her children's illness, asking him to get medicine and bring it on his return [to Sanandaj]; expresses how she misses his husband; expressing eagerness to visit Saʻid al-Sultan, complaining about his delay in replying to her previous letters, and reporting on the routine chores including tasks related to overseers of the villages, renovation of the house, legal affairs, and on a letter from Department of Justice; about how [Fayz Allah Khan] Bahman is late on his payments, as well as [Fayz Allah Khan] Bahman's excuse of getting hurt in a quarrel; asks Saʻid al-Sultan to punish [Fayz Allah Khan] Bahman and some overseers; about the sickness of their children and herself; writes about Madid al-Sultan's greeting and requests some fabrics; reports on her disease and her severe coughs; wants to be with her husband when the weather is cold, asks him either to come back home or she goes to visit him [in Tehran]; talks about her depression and her will to commit suicide; reporting on Zivar Khanum's earrings auction and buying them with the mediation of Doctor Musa for 230 tumans; the receipt of wheat from ʻAbd Allah Khan (the village overseer), putting in a good word for ʻAbd Allah Khan and talking about his wife's giving birth; the difficulties in clearing wheat through the registry office and how farmers get in trouble for it.
Family correspondence of Saʻid al-Sultan
Family correspondence of Saʻid al-Sultan: letter with Nawruz greeting from [Haji Khan Sanandaji] and Qamar al-Hajiyah (Qamar Talʻat Khanum) to Saʻid al-Sultan and Bihjat Khanum; two letters from Safiyyah Khanum, sister of Saʻid al-Sultan, and her husband (?) to Saʻid al-Sultan, requesting purchase of wheat from Kamyaran; letter from Aminah Nanah to Sadiqah Khanum and Saʻid al-Sultan, asking them to buy mortar, oranges, cookies and shoes for Nawruz; letter from Muhammad Jaʻfar Asif Vaziri to Saʻid al-Sultan, encouraging him to appoint Sayyid ʻAli Sayyid al-Shuhada, Mirza Muhammad Nuri, or Nasr Allah Saddiqi as overseer of the village; Muhammad's reply to Muluk Khanum; letter from Muhammad Yahuyi to Bihjat Khanum, about failures of the residents of Huviyah(?) and Sarhuviyah(?) villages to come to Sanandaj, sends a jar of honey with the letter to Bihjat Khanum; letter from [Mirza ʻAli Naqi Khan Asif Aʻzam] to his son, [Saʻid al-Sultan], in response to his son's letter in Rajab, expressing happiness at his son's recovery and wishing well for his wife; Mirza ʻAli Naqi Khan Asif Aʻzam asks his son to deal with a receipt for wheat transaction; letter from husband of Khanumkah Khanum, Asif Aʻzam's relative, to Saʻid al-Sultan; letter from [Asif Aʻzam] to [Saʻid al-Sultan] recommending treating relatives well, including [Bihjat Khanum], [Qamar] Talʻat Khanum and Haji Khan; letter from [Mah Talʻat Khanum] to [Qamar Talʻat Khanum] in reply to her previous letter, about buying rice and grapes and transferring them. Zamanah Khanum intercedes on Asad Allah Khan's behalf, Sulayman asks her to help in the case of Muhammadabad plunder--the writer complains to Saʻid al-Sultan for not caring enough about her and sends Ansiah Khanum and ʻAtaʼ Allah Khan's greetings to Mah Talʻat Khanum; a letter describing an illness, complaining to him for not being supportive enough when he was sick, and about visiting Saʻid al-Sultan's wife, Sadiqah Khanum, during his illness and asking for her help; a letter [from Qamar Talʻat Khanum?] in reply to his previous letter, complaining of her illness, speaking ill of Sardar and the way he is looking for a wife in the city and sending Riza and Ansiah's greetings to him--the author writes that Mah Talʻat Khanum is buying a dowry for Khadijah Khanum and asking for a pair of shoes for Riza; a letter [from Qamar Talʻat Khanum] complaining about Sardar, inquiring about what he was doing, and sending Riza's greeting to him; a letter from Muhammad Jaʻfar Asif Vaziri reminding Saʻid al-Sultan of Malik Zadah Khanum's debt of 760 tumans to him; a letter [from Qamar Talʻat Khanum?] about some family issues; a letter [from Qamar Talʻat Khanum (?)] about ʻAtaʼ, bathroom problems, Mirza Shukr Allah's proposal to Sughra Khanum (daughter of Ashraf Khanum), and the purchase of coal; a letter from Muhammad Jaʻfar Asif Vaziri expressing his happiness at Saʻid al-Sultan's return to Sanandaj and reports his visit with Sayfi, the governor of Qazvin; a letter from Muhammad Jaʻfar Asif Vaziri about his recovery, complaining of not receiving any letters from Saʻid al-Sultan, asking about some jewelry, and sending his daughter's greetings to Saʻid al-Sultan; a letter [from a relative] greeting him and his companions and sending his wife's greeting to him; a letter about Muhammad Amin's trip to visit Saʻid al-Sultan from Bijar via Kirmanshah's road; a letter from Faraj Allah Asifi (Saʻid al-Sultan's brother) about his nephew's training and greeting Sadiqah Khanum, as Sadiqah Khanum is visiting her husband in Tehran; a letter from Muhammad Jaʻfar Asif Vaziri welcoming ʻAtaʼ Allah (the son of Saʻid al-Sultan) and Mah Talʻat Khanum (the wife of Saʻid al-Sultan) to Tehran and complaining to Saʻid al-Sultan for not caring much about him; a letter [from Khanum Buzurg?] complaining about her life, suggesting ignoring what Anisah Khanum says, giving advice about ʻAliyah Khanum's family gun, informing him about ʻAbd Allah Khan's visit and Faraj Allah Khan's move to Marivan with his horsemen, and writing about [Asif Aʻzam's] concerns regarding current affairs; a letter from ʻAtaʼ Allah Asif Vaziri [to Saʻid al-Sultan] about moving to Qazvin Gate in Tehran, about the struggles of several dignitaries in Kurdistan, an explanation of the English flint gun, and sending greetings to his mother, Mah Talʻat Khanum, Khanum Kuchik and others; a letter from ʻAtaʼ Allah Asif Vaziri to his father (Saʻid al-Sultan) asking permission to return home for Nawruz, mentioning his fatigue from studying, explaining an English gun, and sending greetings to his mother, Mah Talʻat Khanum.
- D Reset
- property and property management(3)
- jewels and jewelry(3)
- politics and government(2)
- letter writing(2)
- husband and wife(2)
- property and property management(3)
- jewels and jewelry(3)
- politics and government(2)
- letter writing(2)
- husband and wife(2)
- promissory notes(1)
- marriage proposal(1)
- humor and satire(1)
- financial matters(1)
- debts and loans(1)
- D‘Aliyah Khanum (Bihjat Khanum)