Making tragacanth in Kurdistan
Group of women and girls, and a young man standng behind them; caption: "En Kurdistan, le nettoyage de la gomme adragante"
To ‘Amid Lashkar
[Probably from Muntasir Lashkar to ‘Amid Lashkar]; the writer discusses work-related issues, such as delivering the account books and promissory notes to Shahzadah Pasha Khan, the governor of Savujbulagh. The letter also mentions family news, including Mirza Abu Turab Khan attending the wedding of the late Haji Rahim's daughter, the writer's own preoccupations and not having a chance to check on Mirza Abu Turab Khan's homework and lessons, and the news of Sawlat al-Saltanah's new daughter-in-law escaping with her cousin.
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 questions.
Eight landowners to ‘Abd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma
Letter from eight landowners (from Charamlah) to ‘Abd al-Husayn Mirza Farmanfarma. The letter includes a report about peasants of Charamlah buying sheep, the problems of this transaction for the peasants, the possibility of their migration to Kurdistan, and having twenty women sent among the peasants to stop them from migrating.
Letter to ‘Amid Lashkar
Probably from Muntasir Lashkar; praises ‘Amid Lashkar's handwriting and encourages him in his education; notes that, having the post of Lashkar-nivis [army accountant], a title, and a salary, ‘Amid Lashkar should make progress every day and says the writer's sister-in-law will take care of ‘Amid Lashkar and that he should obey her in return; expresses happiness about ‘Amid Lashkar's travels and congratulates him on the new horse; gives some advice on getting the shares of grain, wheat, and cotton and on collecting Malik Khan's debt to ‘Amid Lashkar; mentions sending the accounting booklet from two years ago to Tehran; and conveys greetings to mother, sisters, and Zahra Sultan.
Letter from Ma‘sumah to Iran-i naw, 1909
Regarding the murder of her husband, Majid, by A‘zam al-Dawlah
Layli Ardalani Nasir's interview
Layli Ardalani Nasir's interview conducted by Farshideh Mirbaghdadabadi, on November 10, 2018; Layli Khanum shares memories of her marriage, her mother and father, and her husband's family members (mostly of Afsanah Khanum). This interview was conducted at Halah Shaykh al-Islami's house accompanied by her daughter, Zaynab Shafi‘i.
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