Halavah Khanum's petition to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Halavah Khanum, a citizen of the Ottoman Empire and wife of ʻAlikhan Bani Ardalani, a clerk in Iran's Department of Procurements in Karkuk who was killed by Ottoman bandits, asks for her husband's salary. The Ottoman Empire has not accepted her request, since her husband was an Iranian, and has referred it to the government of Iran.
Petition of Halimah and her daughter, Jamilah, 1905
A petition by Halimah Khanum, the wife of ʻAli Khan Vali (the procurement officer in Kirkuk), and her daughter, Jamilah, in which they ask the government of Iran to help them after her husband was killed and their proprty ransacked. The other document is a copy of a reply from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs written by Nasr Allah Mushir al-Dawlah, in which he tells them that the Shah is unable to respond as he is away on a trip and will be notified once he is back. He also informs them that he will send them whatever he can by way of the procurement officer of Kurdistan.
Husayn al-Husayni to ‘Abd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma
Husayn al-Husayni reports to ‘Abd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma about several events, including a contagious disease in Najaf, Karbala’, and Kazimayn and the battle happening in Mandalij and inquiries about it. The author also writes about the story of a woman who asks Ahmad Khan to help her get divorced from her ill Ottoman husband. Ahmad Khan had given her a place to stay but then he and his son raped her. After her complaint, Ahmad Khan and his son were expelled from Mandalij. Now an investigator has come to Mandalij for the case and asks the woman to show up in court again to answer some...
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